Feb 282018
 
L-Train, KidsRise, Endorsements, Campaigning

VID’s General Meeting Covered L-Train, KidsRise, Endorsements, Campaigning and More… L-Train, KidsRise, Endorsements, Campaigning were the mail topics at February’s General Meeting held at PS 41 on the 8th.  John Weatherall spoke a meeting addressing the L train shutdown at a February 14 MTA Open House.   Chris Marte made a report on 85 Bowery, a building where almost 75 residents, children and seniors among them, were evacuated because of structural issues which the new landlord had not addressed.  He had disputed the status of the building as rent-stabilized and had not fixed the staircase for two years, so the court ordered the evacuation and gave the landlord two weeks to do the repairs.  The tenants, many of whom don’t speak English, were sent to a homeless shelter in East New York, where they were packed six to a room.  Both VID and DID sent letters to the local electeds. There’s more background […]

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Oct 262017
 
November 7 Ballot Endorsements

At the Oct. 12th Meeting VID voted upon November 7 Ballot  Endorsements VID voted to oppose proposal #1 and approved proposals # 2 and #3.  For City Council District 1 there was no endorsement. On the first of the November 7 ballot endorsements asking for a majority vote for a Constitutional Convention, VID unanimously rejected the proposal and thus agreed with the opinion of the New York Civil Liberties Union at the September meeting.  Question #2, “Allowing the Complete or Partial Forfeiture of a Public Officer’s Pension if He or She is Convicted of a Certain Type of Felony,” and question #3 “Authorizing the Use of Forest Preserve Land for Specified Purposes” received unanimous approval at the October meeting.  You can see the full text of all three proposed ammendments here. Because VID’s primary endorsed candidate, Christopher Marte, was defeated by incumbent Councilperson Margaret Chin, the membership then took up […]

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Apr 202017
 

Following an informative and very well attended forum on April 5th, VID’s first 2017 Endorsements made on April 13th VID members were well-prepared for their first 2017 Endorsements following a Candidates Night with more than 125 people in attendance and 17 candidates for City Council Districts 1,2 and 3 and for District Leader positions for the 66th AD, Parts A and B,  At the April 13th General Meeting where the endorsements took place, members were free to make statements for or against candidates, with voting to follow. Here are the results: For City Council District 1, Chris Marte won over incumbent Margaret Chin votes. For City Council District 2, Carlina Rivera won endorsement over  Ronnie Cho, Erin Hussein and Mary Silver  For City Council District 3, Corey Johnson won endorsement almost unanimously, with one abstention. For Female District Leader in the 66th AD, Part A, Keen Berger won unanimously. For Male […]

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Apr 022017
 
Candidates Night

CITY COUNCIL & DISTRICT LEADER CANDIDATES NIGHT – SECOND UPDATE CANDIDATES NIGHT Wednesday, April 5th, 6pm – 10pm  Judson Memorial Church Enter at 239 Thompson St.  RSVP IN ADVANCE BY CLICKING HERE Hear all City Council candidates for Districts 1,2,and 3 and all District Leaders candidates for the 66th AD, Parts A and B speak about their campaign for your vote on Primary Day, September 12th.   Click Here to Find out your City Council District Sponsored by:  Village Independent Democrats, Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Village Reform Democratic Club  Candidates in Order of Their Appearance 6:30 pm: Dashia Imperiale – Candidate for  CityCouncil District 1 6:45 pm: Jasmin Sanchez – Candidate for City Council District 2 7:00 pm: Terri Cude – Female District Leader Candidate for 66th AD, Part B 7:07 pm: Dennis Gault – Male District Leader Candidate for 66th AD, Part B 7:14 pm: Arthur Schwartz – Male District […]

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