Mar 272019
 
March 14th General Meeting

March 14th General Meeting Introduces Five Resolutions …and Hears Six Speakers President David Siffert opened the March 14th General Meeting with a reminder that Primary petitions must be turned in by March 28.  He also noted the Assembly must be urged to adopt public financing of elections, and mentioned that there was a push to primary certain Assembly members.  He spoke of the article in the Villager about Jen Hoppe’s candidacy as District Leader and the party honoring Keen Berger’s fourteen year legacy in that office.  He mentioned the elected officials present at Keen’s party, including Jerry Nadler, Deborah Glick, Brad Hoylman, Scott Stringer, and Carolyn Maloney.   Keen gave her report, saying she was stunned at how happy everyone was with her, and stating the electeds know VID is an important club because we have petitioned for them all.  She said instead of getting a golden parachute, she received a […]

Jul 232018
 

The July 12 Membership Meeting Was All About Petitions, Canvassing, Immigration and Resolutions Full Meeting Minutes Here The first item on the agenda was a vote to combine the August Membership Meeting with the Executive Committee Meeting on August 27, 2018. Erik Coler announced the passing of VID member Barbara Austin with a funeral to be held on the 17th.  Nadine Hoffmann and Kathy Slawinski reported on a meeting they had attended at City Hall where Corey Johnson and the City Council, along with certain agencies and administration executives, made a presentation on the current state of the immigration crisis and family reunification.  It was brought out that the Council had passed a resolution urging Congress to pass, and the President to sign, S.B. 3036, the Keep Families Together Act.  This bill was sponsored by Diane Feinstein and supported by all the Dems in the Senate, without the support of any […]

Nov 012017
 
Voter Guide -Nov. 7, 2017

VID is now distributing the Nov 7, 2017 Voter Guide Please help VID give out Voter Guide cards on Election Day. You can dowload the full Voter Guide HERE If you have a couple of hours to spare you can make a difference. We need to defeat ballot proposal #1 calling for a NY State constitutional convention (see attached palm card).   The most important hours are 7-9 AM & 5-7 PM but anytime is good.   Contact VID’s campaign chairs if you are available to hand out our palm cards on Election Day: Tony Hoffmann Laurie Hardjowirogo   You can pick up palm cards at VID Headquarters, 26 Perry St., at the following times: Thurs. 11/2 – 6-7:30 PM Sat. 11/4 – 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Mon. 11/6 – 6:00-7:30 PM Tues. 11/7 – 7-9: AM; 4-7 PM Don’t forget to check your POLL SITE LOCATION

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 […]