Mar 092016
 
February Meeting - Letters, Resos, Gardens

VID held a lively February Meeting… which included approval of a letter to Landmark Julius Bar, a resolution for the DNC to schedule more debates, approval of the VID endorsement calendar and a debate over affordable housing vs. local gardens. February 2, 2016 Meeting Minutes Our new Vice President, Erik Coler, stood in for President Nadine Hoffmann, and opened by introducing two judges, the Honorable James E. d’Auguste and Honorable Alexander M. Tisch.   He then presented Nadine’s letter in support of landmarking Julius’ Bar.  The members unanimously approved.  Also approved at the February meeting was Kathy Slawinski’s resolution urging the DNC to schedule more official debates for the Democratic Presidential candidates.  And finally, following a lively discussion led by District Leader Keen Berger, the VID endorsement calendar was approved as well. District Leader Arthur Schwartz addressed the club to announce that ‘s he has been retained by the Bernie Sanders campaign. He […]

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Nov 032015
 

VID Sponsors Democratic Presidential Forum NYC On Nov. 1st, 2015, VID and 23 other Clubs sponsor the Democratic Presidential Forum NYC at the SVA Theater, 333 West 23rd St., NYC to a 300 plus audience of dedicated Democratic activists.  The program lasted for two hours. The Planning Committee included:  Samuel Albert (GSID), Erik Coller (VID) Jill Eisner (Lenox Hill), Jen Hoppe (VID) Tony Hoffmann (VID) , Maki Isayama (GNYCEC), Trudy Mason (Lex Club), Paul Newell (DID), Judy Richheimer (CRDC), Allan Roskoff (Jim Owles), Bessie Schacter (Lex Club), Michael Schweinsburg (504), Marti Speranza (VID), Mark Thompson (Tilden), Tiffany Townsend (ERDC), and Ed Yutkowits (VID) master-minded on-line outreach, program participants, SVA coordination and a host of other details that precipitated a lively dialogue with the major candidates in the running for the Presidency in 2016. The moderator was the Honorable Ronnie Eldridge, noted feminist, past City Council member representing Manhattan’s west side. Speaking […]

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May 042014
 
NYS Candidates Forum

On May 1st VID and eight other Clubs sponsored a NYS candidates forum for Democrats seeking inclusion on the 2014 Primary Ballot. Here are the Minutes of the Forum Ed Yutkowitz, VID  Corresponding Secretary organized the event which included: Keith Wright, Chairman of the New York County Democrats, Assembly Member, and a Co-Chair of the New York State Democratic Party, who will speak on behalf of Governor Andrew Cuomo.  Randy Credico, Candidate for NYS GovernorFirst Deputy Comptroller of the State of New York, Pete Grannis, representing Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. Brad Hoylman, New York State Senator for the 27th District.Deborah Glick, Assembly Member for the 66th district, who will also represent Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.Dan Squadron, New York State Senator for the 26th District.Rachel Lavine, 66th AD; Alan Shulkin, 66th AD and John Quinn, 65th AD Candidates for New York State Democratic Committee.Co-sponsors of the event included Downtown Independent Democrats, Downtown Progressive Democrats, Jim Owles […]

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Aug 012011
 

UPCOMING VID EVENTS: Thursday, August 18 7:30 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting, 26 Perry Street Saturday-Sunday, August 20-21 We have been asked to provide volunteers for an event to help the NYC environment: a white roof painting of buildings in the East Village which have been identified by the organization FAB (Fourth Arts Block). The painting will take place on August 20th and 21st between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm on both days. The event is being organized by Manhattan Young Democrats, so many of their members would be present at the event. Please advise if you are interested and can give a few hours. Please email: president@villagedemocrats.org. Tuesday, Sept 13–Primary Election Day Thursday, September 15, 7:00 p.m. VID General Membership Meeting–program to be announced and location to be determined Tuesday, November 8–General Election District Leader Keen Berger is looking for poll workers who will be able to take the training […]

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