Oct 262017
 
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Be Sociable, Share! TweetAt the Oct. 12th Meeting VID voted upon November 7 Ballot  Endorsements VID voted to oppose proposal #1 and approved proposals # 2 and #3.  For City Council District 1 there was no endorsement. On the first of the November 7 ballot endorsements asking for a majority vote for a Constitutional Convention, VID unanimously rejected the proposal and thus agreed with the opinion of the New York Civil Liberties Union at the September meeting.  Question #2, “Allowing the Complete or Partial Forfeiture of a Public Officer’s Pension if He or She is Convicted of a Certain Type […]

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Jul 102017
 
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Be Sociable, Share! TweetRedistricting on Steroids is the gerrymandering model David Daley revealed in his June 8th appearance at VID Erik introduced Dave Daley, author of “Ratf**ked;  the True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy”.  He delivered a riveting talk on how the Republicans took over in 2010 by using computer modeling to gerrymander and steal elections.  Gerrymandering, which can be traced back to at least 1788, has resulted in 69 of 99 state legislatures and both houses in 35 states to be controlled by Republicans in a country in which both parties are pretty evenly represented, […]

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Jun 092016
 
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Be Sociable, Share! TweetVID Petitioning Kickoff Breakfast, Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM VID Headquarters, 26 Perry Street, Lower Lever The VID began petitioning to get our endorsed NYS candidates – Brad Hoylman- State Senate,27th SD; Deborah Glick- State Assembly, 66th AD; Rachel Lavine- State Committeewoman, 66th and Benjamin Yee- State Committeeman, 66th AD – on the ballot Tuesday, June 7th.  On Thursday, June 9th petitions will be available at the VID General Membership Meeting at 83 Christopher Street.  On Saturday, June 11 petitions will be available at the kickoff breakfast (compliments of Assemblywoman Deborah Glick) at our 26 Perry St. headquarters from 10:00 AM-1:00 […]

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May 192016
 
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Be Sociable, Share! TweetEight Candidates Endorsed by VID for 2016 Federal and State Races With three separate primaries in New York, it’s been a busy year in politics.  Here’s our roster: Hillary Clinton-President Charles Schumer – Senate Jerry Nadler-Congress, 10th CD Carolyn Maloney- Congress,12th CD Brad Hoylman- State Senate,27th SD Deborah Glick- State Assembly, 66th AD Rachel Lavine- State Committeewoman, 66th Benjamin Yee- State Committeeman, 66th AD   June 28th Congressional Primary Deadlines MAIL REGISTRATION Application must be postmarked no later than June 3rd and received by a board of elections no later than June 8th to be eligible to vote in […]

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