May 252017
 
VID Endorsements for City-Wide Candidates

At the May 11th meeting, VID endorsements for City-Wide candidates were voted upon after reports from the Voter Outreach, Environment, Affordable Housing and Gala Committees.   The VID endorsements for City-Wide candidates followed a highly successful and well-publicized Candidates Night at the LGBT Center on May 2nd [read The Villager’s coverage]and the general meeting’s focus on Club committee work and community issues.  You can read the full meeting minutes here. The meeting began with a request from President Erik Coler to the membership to itemize a list of community concerns.  The responses included tax issues, civil rights protections, parks, after school programs, a new bathroom in the Jefferson Market Library.  Also mentioned were bike racks, broken sidewalks, potholes, “curb cut” ramps, less stop and frisk, noisy clubs, mental health care, more mom and pop stores and small business in general.  Also traffic congestion, lack of coordination at construction sites, participatory budgeting, […]

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Nov 262013
 
VID Forum on Affordable Housing

Full House for VID Forum on Affordable Housing Village Independent Democrats sponsored a free-wheeling forum, “Opening Doors:  Affordable Housing in the de Blasio Era,” at St. John’s Lutheran Church Annex, on November 14. The forum was inspired by Mayor-elect de Blasio’s pledge to build 200,000 units of affordable housing and end what he has  termed the “Tale of Two Cities” that currently characterizes New York City:  a few wealthy at the top, and the rest struggling for life’s basics, including housing the working class can afford. Panelists Moses Gates, Director of Competitive Housing Assistance for Multifamily Properties (CHAMP), Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD), and Ted Houghton, Executive Director of the Supportive Housing Network and Co-Chair of Housing First!, a coalition of over 30 advocacy groups reflected on the need for affordable housing and how VID can help the deBlasio administration meet its housing goals. They covered a range of […]

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Oct 212013
 
Nov 5th Countdown

Dear VID Members & Friends Because there actually is an election on November 5th the VID campaign committee has put together a VID campaign to help elect our endorsed candidates.  Below you will find our planned activities.  Please contact either our campaign  chair, Peter Crosta, or Tony Hoffmann, and let us know how you can help.  Thank you. Subways- 5:00-6:30 PM Tuesday, 10/22  Sheridan Sq. Tuesday, 10/29 14th Street and 8th Avenue Abingdon Sq. Park- 10:00 am – 12:00 noon Saturday, 10/26 Saturday, 11/2 Phone Bank- 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Tuesday, 10/29- Home of Keen Berger- 130 Jane St. Apt. 1C.  Contact either Nadine Hoffmann or Katherine Slawinski to volunteer You can also volunteer to do phone banking for the DeBlasio campaign.  Click here Election Day-Please give us a time and polling site preference Tuesday, 11/5, Election Day Thanks, Tony Hoffman, President Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Apr 242009
 

V.I.D. Endorsement meeting on May 14, 2009

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