May 282017
 

Our special guest David Daley, author of RatF**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy to appear at our June 8th General Meeting. Highlighting the next General Membership Meeting will be special guest David Daley and his New Yorker reviewed book: Today, when party functionaries draw district lines, they have at their disposal detailed census results, precinct-level voter tallies, and a cloud’s worth of consumer choices. The result, David Daley argues in “Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy” (Liveright), is a system so rigged that it hardly matters anymore who’s running […]

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    Mar 312017
     

    General Membership & Endorsement Meeting Thursday, April 13th, 6:30 pm St. John’s Lutheran Church 83 Christopher St. 1.  President’s Report 2.  Elected Officials 3.  District Leaders 4.  Committee Reports    Voter Reform Committee – Laurie Hardjowirogo    Environmental Committee – Nat Johnson    Gala Committee – Nadine Hoffmann / Nancy Shamban    Campaign Committee – Tony Hoffmann & Laurie Hardjowirogo    Affordable Housing – Erik Coler 5. Endorsement of City Council & District Leaders     City Council District 1     City Council District 2     City Council District 3     __________________     District Leaders – 66th AD, Part […]

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      Jan 242017
       

      200 people joined the Women’s March NYC, through a combined effort between VID, Downtown Independent Democrats (DID) and United Through Action, on January 21st. Women’s March participants in Washington DC included VID members Keen Berger and Nancy Shambam among others.  It was, around the world, a glorious show of unity with more than 3,000,000 people participating. Lincoln Anderson covered the New York March thoroughly in The Villager. In their chants and on their signs, the marchers voiced a potpourri of concerns, from Black Lives Matter to the environment to Trump’s relationship with Russia’s Putin. More than a few signs showed […]

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        Jan 182017
         

        VID Officer Elections completed on Jan. 12th In a well-attended meeting which also featured a thorough presentation on how to protect rent-stabilized tenants, VID members voted for the remaining slate of Officers and the 2017 Executive Committee.  Now, VID Officer Elections are complete. President  Erik Coler Vice Presidents Jen Hoppe Laurie Hardjowirogo Barbara Ruether Treasurer Tony Hoffmann Recording Secretary Kathy Slawinski Corresponding Secretaries Jonathan Geballe Ed Yutkowitz Fmr. President Nadine Hoffmann Executive Committee Members Alec Pruchniki Erik Bottcher Nat Johnson Linda Jacobson Chaim Leggiere Nancy Shamban Frieda Bradlow Franny Leggiere Susan Gottesman Eli Hausknecht Katharine Wolpe Tom Connor Marlene Nadle Lois […]

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