Jul 112014
 
Village Independent Democrats Endorse Zephry Teachout

At the July 10th Membership Meeting the Village Independent Democrats Endorse Zephry Teachout ….after lengthy presentations and debate from all three Gubernatorial candidates the Club chose Zephyr Teachout with a majority vote of 14.  Pre and Post coverage of  VID and its pending decision whether to endorse any candidate has been pretty impressive.  VID-MINUTES-July-10-2014 From Capital New York: Of the 26 votes cast at the Village Independent Democrats club, Teachout received 14 votes and Cuomo got six. “No endorsement” was supported by four people while comedian Randy Credico got two votes. Teachout won the club’s endorsement on the first ballot. In May, before Teachout entered the race, V.I.D. decided not to endorse any candidate for governor. From the NY Daily News: A Fordham University Law professor looking to dethrone Gov. Cuomo won the endorsement of the Village Independent Democrats Club Thursday night. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/fordham-law-prof-challenger-cuomo-nod-dems-club-article-1.1863001#ixzz37CH4HohY From The Villager: Downtown progressive Democratic club members […]

May 272014
 
Petitioning Party at VID

Come join Deborah, Brad and the rest of the VID team for our petitioning party breakfast.  We’ll talk politics,  causes and distribute petitions.  After breakfast we will disburse throughout the Village and gather signatures for VID’s endorsed candidates. Saturday, May 31st 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon VID Headquarters, 26 Perry Street If you cannot join us for our petitioning party breakfast on May 31st,  the VID will be open every Monday and Thursday evening from 6:00-7:30 PM and Saturdays from 11:00-1:00 through July 3rd.  July 7th will be the last day to hand in petitions (the club will be open from 6:00-7:30 PM).

May 272014
 
The Real Catherine Abate

It is with great sadness that we shared the news of Catherine Abate’s passing. She will be truly missed.   The real Catherine Abate was a friend, a colleague, and one of the most soul-full public servants that New York City has ever had.  See our announcement But that was not the real Catherine Abate portrayed by William McDonald, New York Times Obituary Editor which was dominated by un-substantiated allegations of her father’s past and inferred that her own life’s work was somehow tainted by such hearsay.  Nothing could be further from the truth as many members of our Club know and experienced over nearly a quarter of a century of public service. Assemblymember Glick in her letter to Mr. McDonald urging a more thoughtful and thorough NY Times profile in the future, said: … Usually one expects to get a sense of the person who has died, but your […]

Mar 272014
 
Clean Energy Gets the Spotlight at April Meeting

April General Membership Meeting Features a Forum on Clean Energy Thursday, April 10th, 6:30 PM-St.John’s Lutheran Church-Meeting Room-83 Christopher St Agenda: 1- District Leader Report– Keen Berger, 2- Committee Reports3- Forum- “The Power to Change: Clean Energy and the Future of New York City”    Samara F. Swanston– Legislative counsel to the Environmental Protection Committee of the New York City Council, an Adjunct Professor at the Pratt Institute Graduate School for Urban Planning and the Environment, and an Adjunct Professor at the Hunter College Graduate School for Urban Affairs and Planning. Lisa DiCaprio– Associate Director of Curriculum, Clinical Associate Professor of Social Sciences-Paul McGhee Division New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies Nancy Anderson- Executive Director of the Sallan Foundation.  The mission of the Sallan Foundation is advancing useful knowledge for greener cities. The presentation will be 30-minutes followed by a question an answer period. 4- Resolution: a- Resolution urging the NYC Council to pass a resolution urging NYC pension board […]