Jun 012019
 
May General Meeting

President David Siffert opened the May General Meeting by thanking everyone for their efforts to help in the Gala, especially congratulating Melissa Carty and Sara Kimbell. At the May General Meeting on Thursday, May 9th four resolutions passed; six committees gave progress reports and guest speaker, Emily Arsenault, from  Kirsten Gillibrand’s office spoke on gun control.   Party Leader Reports District Leader Keen Berger’s three conclusions: Support elected officials who are doing good work, mentioning especially Jerry Nadler and Brad Hoylman.  The importance of the little organizations that are working on good goals like electing good people and correcting gerrymandering.  She agreed that the 14th Street situation is a mess and she’s glad that Elissa Stein wrote her great resolution in response.  This sparked a discussion regarding support for the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, working on the “double jeopardy” law, pushing to get Trump’s tax returns, and support for Planned […]

Mar 112013
 

On Thursday, March 14 Village Independent Democrats examine the Devilish Details of Immigration Reform – UPDATE: March 14, 2013 Minutes with panelists Rev. Donna Schapper of Judson Church and Emily Arsenault, Senator Gillibrand’s regional director and past campaign chair for New York State Attorney General Eric  Schneiderman.  Moderating the panel will be Keen Berger, District Leader for the 66th NYS Assembly District, Part A. Among the devilish details to be explored are whether this will be the year that a comprehensive immigration reform package will be realized.  What can be done to make the legislation fair; should judges consider community support; will securing boarders trump the path to citizenship; can legislation include equal protection for LGBT immigrants;  do citizen children need both parents? Don’t miss this opportunity to gain insight on one of this year’s hottest political potatoes.  The Village Independent Democrats welcome public participation in this item on their general meeting agenda. […]