Nov 012018
 
October Meeting Minutes

VID’s October Meeting Welcomed Senator Brad Hoylman, Borough President Gale Brewer and Andrew Berman, Exec Director GVSHP FULL OCTOBER MEETING MINUTES The October Meeting also featured reports from Tony Hoffmann of the Campaign Committee, Nat Johnson of the Environmental Committee, District Leader Keen Berger, Deb and Allison Stowell of the Gun Reform Committee and Alison Greenberg reporting on the SBJSA bill.  Topping this off were endorsements for Judicial candidates and the ballot Propositions. Discussions began with the Campaign Committee with Tony Hoffmann speaking of buses scheduled for swing districts, with VID the leading sponsor among many downtown clubs.  Jerry Nadler is a major participant, and Scott Stringer wants to be part of the effort.  Tony also asked for volunteers at Abingdon Square for fund raising for the buses. District Leader Keen Berger expressed optimism and exhorted people to get on buses and campaign.  She also mentioned the upcoming County Committee meeting, which she […]

Oct 302018
 
GOTV Buses

GOTV Buses are readying for the final stretch !  Let’s make this happen !!! Reserve for your GOTV Buses for Saturday, Sunday or Election Day Vote Blue 2018 Buses  This Saturday, November 3rd, get out the vote for Antonio Delgado (NY 19) & Mikie Sherrill (NJ 11):  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/flip-the-vote-blue-bus-nov-3-to-ny-cd-19-and-nj-cd-11-registration-51524839181?aff=vid This Sunday November 4th, get out the vote for Liubba Gretchen-Shirley (NY 2) & Andy Kim (NJ 3):  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/flip-the-vote-blue-bus-nov-4-to-ny-cd-2-and-nj-cd-3-registration-51593801449?aff=vid *ELECTION DAY, November 6th, get out the vote for Antonio Delgado (NY 19) and Liuba Grechen Shirley (NY2): .https://www.eventbrite.com/e/flip-the-vote-blue-bus-nov-6-election-day-to-ny-cd-2-and-cd-19-registration-51938518507?aff=vid *Absentee Ballots are accepted IN PERSON through Nov 5th.  Here’s the link to the form, and/or just vote at the office. Please sign up now! Door to door canvassing is the most effective way of campaigning. Should you wish more info on our efforts to win back Congress you can go to https://www.votebluenyc.com. All information required to register is available there.   Buses load at 8:00 am and leave promptly […]

Oct 012018
 
August 2018 Meeting

August 2018 Meeting Featured Updates from Congressman Jerry Nadler and Covered Primary Plans, Immigration, Environment and Gun Reform President Erik Coler opened the August 2018 Meeting with a request to insert the Immigration Resolution into the Agenda after the Committee Reports.  This was unanimously approved along with the rest of the Agenda.  He then announced there would be no September meeting as Primary Day falls on the normal second Thursday of the month and that that the County Committee meeting would most likely be held in the last week of August, according to Ben Yee. Keen Berger’s District Leader Report covered the race for Civil Court Judge by Robert Rosenthal, the VID endorsed candidate.  Sheshe asked for volunteers. Nat Johnson gave the Environmental Committee Report next, filling us in on the planned tour of the Sims Municipal Recycling Center on September 20.  The club is selling $3 reusable bags.  Styrofoam […]

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 […]