Apr 202017
 
VID Moves Progressive Agendas

VID Moves Progressive Agendas with a host of initiatives At the April 13th meeting, President Erik Coler, Voter Outreach Chairs Tony Hoffmann and Laurie Hardjowirago and Environment Committee Chair confirmed that VID moves progressive agendas. Nat Johnson, of the Environmental Committee, reported on their three major projects: One is the VID Resolution passed by the Executive Committee promoting curbside compost pickup.  He read this to the membership and it was passed unanimously. Second is a thank-you letter to the Governor for forming the plastic bag recycle task force.  He said Cuomo had proposed an energy initiative to build renewable energy sources for New York State, and he wants to invite Richard Kaufman, NY’s “energy czar” to explain. Thirdly is preparation for the Earth Day celebration, April 22 at Foley Square [see calendar].  The next meeting of the Environmental Committee will be on the 19th.  Erik Bottcher mentioned that buses would […]

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Oct 302014
 
VID Endorsements for Nov. 4th, 2014

VID Endorsements for Nov 4 Election, Candidates and Propositions US Congress: 10th District:  Jerrold Nadler US Congress: 12th District:  Carolyn Maloney   Assembly-66th AD: Deborah Glick   Senate- 27th District: Brad Hoylman Governor – Howard Hawkins   Lieutenant Governor:  Brian Jones Comptroller: Tom DiNapoli   Attorney General: Eric Schneiderman Supreme Court:  Milton A. Tingling and Kathryn E. Freed Civil Court: Louis Nock and Arlene Bluth Proposal Number 1 – NO an Amendment: Revising State’s Redistricting Procedure The proposed amendment to sections 4 and 5 and addition of new section 5-b to Article 3 of the State Constitution revises the redistricting procedure for state legislative and congressional districts.   Proposal Number 2 – YES an Amendment: Permitting Electronic Distribution of State Legislative Bills  The proposed amendment to section 14 of Article 3 of the State Constitution would allow electronic distribution of a state legislative bill to satisfy the constitutional requirement that a bill be printed and on the desks of state legislators at […]

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Sep 082014
 

The Village Independent Democrats endorsements for September 9th Democratic Primary are: 1.      Civil Court: Louis Nock and Arlene Bluth 2.      State Committeeman-66th AD: No Endorsement  3.      State Committeewoman-66th AD: Rachel Lavine 4.      Assembly-66th AD: Deborah Glick  5.      Senate- 27th District: Brad Hoylman    6.      Comptroller: Tom DiNapoli  7.      Attorney General: Eric Schneiderman 8.    Lieutenant Governor – Tim Wu 9.      Governor – Zephyr Teachout   Minutes of Special VID Endorsement Meeting of August 14  Special VID Membership Meeting VOTE !!   To vote in the November General Election, your application must be received no later than October 10th except, if you have been honorably discharged from the military or have become a naturalized citizen since October 10th, you may register in person at the board of elections up until October 24th. Click here for Electronic Voter Registration Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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May 142014
 
VID Endorsements - Updated

VID Endorsements for State and Judicial Candidates On Thursday, May 8th VID members gathered to hear statements from four judicial candidates and to endorse seven State candidates for the Democratic Primary ballot.  Nat Johnson presided.  Here are the Minutes for that meeting. UPDATE:  On July 10 VID members gathered to re-consider the original vote of No Endorsement for Governor and voted to endorse Zephyr Teachout.  The final results are: 1.      Civil Court: two positions: Louis Nock  (Update 7/10/14) Arlene Bluth 2.      State Committeeman-66th AD: No Endorsement  3.      State Committeewoman-66th AD: Rachel Lavine 4.      Assembly-66th AD: Deborah Glick  5.      Senate- 27th District: Brad Hoylman    6.      Comptroller: Tom DiNapoli  7.      Attorney General: Eric Schneiderman 8.      Governor – Zephyr Teachout  (Update 7/10/14) Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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