Dec 222013
 

Frieda Bradlow Hosts VID Holiday PartyHostess Par Excellence, Frieda Bradlow,  Hosts VID Holiday Party…Again!

Grateful pols, VID members and friends vigorously bound up Frieda Bradlow’s steps on a very crisp December 15th to enter the by now celebrated West Village political parlor.  The conversation was, at times, animated, at others hushed; the food scrumptious; the drink just right.

The list of attendees?  Take note:  NYC Comptroller John Liu;  Borough President-Elect Gale Brewer; NYS Senator Brad Hoylman;  NYS Assemblymember Deborah Glick; NYS State Committee member and President of the NYS Democratic Committee Progressive Caucus, Rachel Lavine; District Leaders Keen Berger and Jean Grillo; past VID Presidents Jonathan Geballe, William Stricklin, and Katharine Wolpe; present VID President, Tony Hoffmann; Judges (and judges-elect) Frank Nervo, Kathryn Freed, Josh Hansshaft, Andrea Masley, Margaret Chan, Carol Sharpe, JJ Kelley, Dakota Ramseur, Anil Singh and Tania Kennedy; from the press Lincoln Anderson (The Villager) and photographer Tequila Minsky joined the festivities.  Even Robbie Kaplan,  famed for her successful victory before the US Supreme Court in the Edie Windsor case (overturning of DOMA) this year attended with son Jacob.

Enjoy the picture show.

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Jan 132013
 

 VID completes new slate of officers and elects 2013 Exec Committee on January 10th after a stimulating update from Congressman Jerry Nadler,   (See related post) VID completes new slate of officers and elected a new executive committee for 2013.

The full slate of officers now includes:

Tony Hoffmann – President
Nat Johnson, Marti Speranza and Peter Crosta – Vice Presidents
Linda Jacobson – Treasurer
Alexander Meadows – Corresponding Secretary
Lucia Fedora – Recording Secretary

The new Executive Committee includes:

Frieda Bradlow; Georgina M. Christ; Tom Connor; James W. Fraser; Jonathan Geballe, Ex Officio; Nadine Hoffmann; Ronald L. Illardo; Irene Kaufman; Ann Kjellberg; Marlene Nadle; Ellen Peterson-Lewis; Alec Pruchnicki; Yvonne Sherwell; Katharine B. Wolpe; Celia Wu; Annette Zaner

After presentations from the Fund Raising, Election and Technology Committees the list of this month’s committee meetings were announced.  All meetings will be held at VID- 26 Perry Street- Below Ground Level Floor.  They are:

Campaign Committee: Monday, January 14-7:00 PM;  Peter Crosta- Campaign Chair; David Kruger-Campaign Coordinator

Fundraising Committee:  Wednesday, January 16-7:00 PM;  Nadine Hoffmann, Marti Speranza- Co-Fundraising Chairs

Technology Committee:  Tuesday, January 22-7:00 PM;  Nat Johnson and Lucia Fedora, Co-Chairs

 

 

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Oct 172012
 

 

VID Takes to the Streets_web

Celia Wu, Frieda Bradlow and Georgina Christ shown here. Other members manning the table included Ellen Peterson, Katharine Wolpe, Alec Pruchnicki, Deley Gazinelli, Nadine Hoffmann, and Tony Hoffmann

If you were strolling along Greenwich Avenue on sunny Saturday, October 13th, you saw how VID takes to the streets (or avenue) as an energized and vocal team registering voters, telling the news about our PA canvassing efforts, and taking donations for buttons, cookies and cakes.

Strollers dropped by to purchase Obama buttons to wear proudly upon their return to Ohio, Pennsylvania, Germany, Holland, Sweden and Brooklyn.  All of them were rooting for President Obama.  A typical refrain from overseas tourists was, “It would be a disaster for multilaterism if Romney were elected President.”

Celia Wu, Ellen Peterson, Katharine Wolpe, Frieda Bradlow, Alec Pruchnicki, Deley Gazinelli, Nadine Hoffmann, and Tony Hoffmann staffed the table and hawked our wares throughout the day. Georgina Christ brought her beautiful hats to contribute to the cause and Yayoi Tsuchitani and Keen Berger donated their home baked cakes, brownies and cookies to the delight of all.

In addition to signing up a new VID member, our team registered a few people for next year’s election (unfortunately, October 12th was this year’s deadline), sold $520 worth of buttons, cookies and cakes, campaigned seriously for the Obama/Biden ticket, pushed VID’s Pennsylvania campaign, enhanced VID’s visibility, and got to meet a lot of very nice people. A great day for VID.

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Jun 032012
 
Village Independent Democrats Headquarters

Village Independent Democrats Headquarters, courtesy keyool.com

VID will launch the second Democratic Primary petitioning season on Saturday, June 9th at 9:30 am at our Clubhouse, 26 Perry St.,with a kick off breakfast graciously supplied by our Assemblywoman Deborah Glick.

UPDATED LINK:  Please sign up here to be a petitioner (knowing who is available and how to reach volunteers will be a great help).

 

We’ll be petitioning for our endorsed candidates for the Sept. 13th State Primary  – many of whom are club members –  until July 7th.

 

NYS Assembly– Deborah Glick
NYS State Senate– Tom Duane   UPDATE June 3:  endorsed by VID but not running for re-election. Name removed from petition.  NY Times  Annct.

NYS Committeewoman– Rachel Lavine 

Civil Court-Countywide
Anil C. Singh
Verna L. Saunders
Melissa A. Crane

Surrogate Court – Rita Mella- Second Judicial District

 Civil Court – Debra Rose Samuels- Second Judicial District

Judicial Delegates

Jonathan L. Geballe
Frieda Bradlow
Nathaniel Johnson
Peter Crosta

Alternate Judicial Delegates

Nadine Hoffmann
Ellen Peterson-Lewis
Charles Stimson

We will have two sets of petitions – one set of petitions is primarily for the west side of the district and another set for the east side of the district.

The clubhouse will be open on Saturday from 9:30 AM-1:00 PM.  It will also be open the week of June 11th, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00-8:00 pm and on Saturday’s through July 7th from 10:00am-1:00 pm.  We will be sending updates and reminders for the rest of the schedule.
 

Campaign Co-Chairs, Peter Crosta  and Tony Hoffmann will be principal contacts throughout our 2012 campaign season. You can check whether the club is open before you walk over by calling  (212) 741-2994.

Again, please sign up here to be a petitioner (knowing who is available and how to reach volunteers will be a great help to Peter and Tony).

And, just as a reminder – here are the Primary and General Election dates for 2012:
June 26, 2012 — Congressional Primary
  • Last day to register: June 1,2012
  • Poll Hours : 6:00 AM-9:00 PM
September 13, 2012 — State Primary
  • Last day to register: August 17, 2012
  • Poll Hours : 6:00 AM-9:00 PM
November 6, 2012 — General Election
  • Last day to register: October 12, 2012
  • Poll Hours : 6:00 AM-9:00 PM
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