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 […]

Feb 172018
 
VID Endorses Gillibrand, Nadler and Maloney

VID 2018 Endorsements VID Endorses Gillibrand, Nadler and Maloney, at the February 8th meeting.  The primary for these Federal offices will be on June 26th, with petitioning starting March 6th and a kick-off breakfast on March 3rd at VID headquarters, 26 Perry St., from 10:00 am to Noon.  Congressman Nadler will join us at 10:30am. The membership listened to three candidate representatives and one candidate.  The seat most contested was the 12th Congressional District where Carolyn Maloney is the incumbent.  Challenigng her are Sander Hicks and Suraj Patel.  Ballotpedia provides some comparative background on Congresswoman Maloney and Suraj Patel.   Rob Gottheim, the Congressman’s District Director spoke for Jerry Nadler; Minna Elias, the Congresswoman’s Chief of Staff spoke for Carolyn Maloney. The Tallies US Senate – 26 votes for Gillibrand; 5 votes for No Endorsement;  1 vote for Al Franken 10th Congressional District – Unanimous for Nadler 12th Congressional District – 20 […]

Sep 042016
 

The September 2016 Meeting and Action Agenda Thursday, September 8, 2016 St. John’s Lutheran Church Annex 83 Christopher Street 6: 30 PM President’s Report–Nadine Hoffmann District Leader’s Report–Keen Berger Campaign Committee Report–Tony Hoffmann/Ed Yudkowitz/Erik Coler Buses to Pennsylvania Assembly race campaign by VID–Erik Coler  Special Presentation— Forum:  The Future of Healthcare in Downtown Manhattan     Moderator–Alison Greenberg Panelists- Judy Wessler–Fmr. Director, Commission on the Public’s Health System Rep. from Beth Israel Update on Candles for Clemency–Tony Hoffmann New Business ___________________________________________________________ Primary Day Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Polls Open 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM If you’re interested in being a paid poll worker contact District Leader Keen Berger at keen5@ix.netcom.com  VID’s Endorsed Slate New York State Senate Brad Hoylman New York State Assembly Deborah Glick New York State Committeeman Ben Yee Judicial Delegates (Vote for all six) Maureen Remacle Jeanne Kazel Wilcke Jennifer Hoppe Norma Ramirez David J. Karlin Cormac Flynn