Jul 222018
 
Canvassing for New York Dems

VID Canvassing for New York Dems…Everywhere ! Whether it is to take back seats in Congress, insuring that the IDC doesn’t return to NYS or supporting a progresssive agenda, VID is canvassing for New York Dems throughout the summer. Laurie Hardjowirigo, Tony Hoffmann, VID Pres. Erik Coler and Erik Bottcher have made this a summer priority and need your help canvassing for New York Dems. So here’s the current line-up.  Check the VID Calendar regularly for new updates listed under CAMPAIGNING (click on the yellow block). Antonio Delgado – US Congress District 19 (John Faso, Republican Incumbent) Saturday 7/28 there will be a canvass in Hyde Park. You can sign up here and have your fellow club members sign up as well. Hyde Park Office, 960 Violet Ave, Hyde Park, NY 12538 District Map Shifts:  10A-12N; 12N–3PM; 3PM-6PM; 6PM-9PM   Alessandra Biaggi – NYS 34 (Jeff Klein, IDC ) Needs volunteers for July 28-29 for the eastern part […]

Dec 222013
 
Frieda Bradlow Hosts VID Holiday Party...Again!

Hostess 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 […]

Sep 092013
 
Village Independent Democrats Get Out the Vote

Village Independent Democrats Get Out the Vote in possibly the most hotly contested primary in years. But primary elections have notoriously low turnouts so every vote counts and the job won’t be done till the last voting moment at 9PM Tuesday night ! Jonathan, and the rest of the VID endorsed slate still need your support and your vote.  See our announcement and schedule here.  And, here’s what’s left to do, NOW.  There is a special Get Out The Vote phone bank on Monday, September 9th from 5:30-8:30 PM at  130 Jane Street, apartment 1C.  If interested you can contact either  Nadine Hoffman [ mailto: phonelady17@gmail.com] or Katherine Slawinski [ mailto:kathyslawinski@gmail.com]or simply show up between 5:30 and 8:30 pm.   Distribute Dear Neighbor Letters in your building.  Contact Tony Hoffmann [mailto: tonyhoffman26@gmail.com] or Jen Hoppe [mailto:jenhoppe@yahoo.com] to get sample letters.  This is critical.  If we can use your name for a Dear Neighbor Letter and/or you will distribute a […]

May 112013
 
VID Endorsed John Liu, Daniel Squadron, Julie Menin...

VID endorsed John Liu, Daniel Squadron, Julie Menin… On Thursday, May 9th Village Independent Democrats endorsed mayoral candidate John Liu with a run-off vote over Christine Quinn.  Daniel Squadron won easily as their preferred Public Advocate candidate and Julie Menin received the endorsement over Jessica Lappin. In uncontested elections for judgeships in the second judicial district the club also endorsed Marcy Friedman, Adam Silvera and Kathryn Freed.  Ann E. O’Shea received the endorsement for reelection to a County Wide Civil Court judicial position. UPDATE:  Due to the fact that the NY County Judicial Screening Panel only reported out the candidates for county wide civil court judgeships on May 1st,  VID’s General Membership passed a resolution allowing the Executive Committee to endorse the judicial candidates.  On May 23rd VID’s Executive Committee unanimously endorsed JJ Kelley, Dakota Ramseur and Mary Rosado for Civil Court. This makes the full roster of VID 2013 […]