Feb 162018
 
VID Supports Legal Status for Ravi Ragbir

At the February 8th General Meeting VID voted unanimously to support legal status for Ravi Ragbir, as introduced by District Leader Keen Berger.  Many VID Members participated in a rally on his behalf on Jan. 25th.  Following is the resolution supporting Ravi Ragbir which can also be downloaded here. VID RESOLUTION SUPPORTING HR4937 FOR PERMANENT LEGAL STATUS FOR RAVI RAGBIR February 8, 2018 WHEREAS Ravi Ragbir was convicted of wire fraud 18 years ago, served time, and paid his “debt to society”; WHEREAS he was a legal immigrant with a green card which was negated because of his conviction, WHEREAS he has gone to every check-in and otherwise complied with e everything required by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), as well as married and become an exemplary member of the community, and WHEREAS Ravi was without notice detained, jailed and sent to Florida to be deported, without a fair hearing, […]

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Feb 012018
 
Standing Up and Being Counted

The start of the New Year was all about standing up and being counted… Throughout Manhattan VID Members and friends gathered to support progressive agendas.  At the January 11 General Meeting, Erik Coler got the ball rolling on standing up and being counted by introducing his newest idea – posting anti-Trump fliers in coffee shops to stimulate membership in VID.  [Meeting Minutes Here] This meeting also hosted NYS Comptroller Tom DeNapoli who regaled the club with a speech congratulating Jerry Nadler, Brad Hoylman, Deborah Glick, and others. He complimented the VID holiday party and spoke of the intricacies of the comptroller’s office and the financial soundness of the city, then took questions about prison reform, Medicaid and nursing homes. On the Immigration front, Keen Berger and Erik Bottcher reported on the demonstration for Ravi Ragbir, head of the New Sanctuary Coalition.  Erik Bottcher spoke about the rally, which was attended by Borough President Gale Brewer […]

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