Apr 152018
 
Gun Control Resolutions Passed by VID

At the March General Meeting VID Passed Two Resolutions on Gun Control The first gun control resolution, addressed to the NYS Legislature, requests parity between two existing pieces of legislation.  On the one hand New York State law prohibits minors under the age of 21 from obtaining a license to own or carry handguns; on the other New York State allows anyone over the age of 16 to purchase and own rifles and other long-barreled firearms and the ammunition for them.  Here’s the resolution.  The resolution calls on Democrats and Republicans in the State of New York legislature to increase the minimum age to buy, own, transfer, and obtain a license for ALL firearms and ammunition to at least 21. The second gun control resolution demands Congressional action to end gun violence  with eight specific requirements. These include: Increasing requirements for purchasing or transferring a firearms; Implementing universal background checks; A ban on assault weapons, […]

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May 042014
 
NYS Candidates Forum

On May 1st VID and eight other Clubs sponsored a NYS candidates forum for Democrats seeking inclusion on the 2014 Primary Ballot. Here are the Minutes of the Forum Ed Yutkowitz, VID  Corresponding Secretary organized the event which included: Keith Wright, Chairman of the New York County Democrats, Assembly Member, and a Co-Chair of the New York State Democratic Party, who will speak on behalf of Governor Andrew Cuomo.  Randy Credico, Candidate for NYS GovernorFirst Deputy Comptroller of the State of New York, Pete Grannis, representing Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. Brad Hoylman, New York State Senator for the 27th District.Deborah Glick, Assembly Member for the 66th district, who will also represent Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.Dan Squadron, New York State Senator for the 26th District.Rachel Lavine, 66th AD; Alan Shulkin, 66th AD and John Quinn, 65th AD Candidates for New York State Democratic Committee.Co-sponsors of the event included Downtown Independent Democrats, Downtown Progressive Democrats, Jim Owles […]

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