Nov 012017
 
Voter Guide -Nov. 7, 2017

VID is now distributing the Nov 7, 2017 Voter Guide Please help VID give out Voter Guide cards on Election Day. You can dowload the full Voter Guide HERE If you have a couple of hours to spare you can make a difference. We need to defeat ballot proposal #1 calling for a NY State constitutional convention (see attached palm card).   The most important hours are 7-9 AM & 5-7 PM but anytime is good.   Contact VID’s campaign chairs if you are available to hand out our palm cards on Election Day: Tony Hoffmann Laurie Hardjowirogo   You can pick up palm cards at VID Headquarters, 26 Perry St., at the following times: Thurs. 11/2 – 6-7:30 PM Sat. 11/4 – 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Mon. 11/6 – 6:00-7:30 PM Tues. 11/7 – 7-9: AM; 4-7 PM Don’t forget to check your POLL SITE LOCATION Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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May 252017
 
VID Endorsements for City-Wide Candidates

At the May 11th meeting, VID endorsements for City-Wide candidates were voted upon after reports from the Voter Outreach, Environment, Affordable Housing and Gala Committees.   The VID endorsements for City-Wide candidates followed a highly successful and well-publicized Candidates Night at the LGBT Center on May 2nd [read The Villager’s coverage]and the general meeting’s focus on Club committee work and community issues.  You can read the full meeting minutes here. The meeting began with a request from President Erik Coler to the membership to itemize a list of community concerns.  The responses included tax issues, civil rights protections, parks, after school programs, a new bathroom in the Jefferson Market Library.  Also mentioned were bike racks, broken sidewalks, potholes, “curb cut” ramps, less stop and frisk, noisy clubs, mental health care, more mom and pop stores and small business in general.  Also traffic congestion, lack of coordination at construction sites, participatory budgeting, […]

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May 032017
 
Candidates Night Round 2

Lots-O-Candidates and Lots-O-Questions at Candidates Night Round 2 last night at the LBGT Community Center. Candidates Night Round 2 wouldn’t have happened without a whole lot of cooperation.  Thanks Laurie Hardjowirogo, Tony Hoffmann and Club President Erik Coler with major assists from Downtown Independent Democrats Village Reform Democratic Club Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club CODA LES Chelsea Reform Democratic Club (CRDC). And thanks Bill de Blasio Sal Albanese Robert Gangi Michael Tolkin David Eisenbach Letitia “Tish” James Cyrus Vance Gale Brewer Scott M. Stringer and Kevin Coenen.  You all made it an exciting night for Democrats. So here’s how it happened:   And, then, there was a nice clip on NY1 News this morning.   Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Mar 302016
 
VID's March Meeting

VID’s March Meeting featured reports on the gun violence forum, the Congressional primary, an early voting bill in the NYS legislature and the Algonquin Pipeline.  It ended with Club endorsements for Jerry Nadler, Carolyn Maloney, Charles Schumer and Hillary Clinton. See the full meeting minutes here.  [Revised ] President Nadine Hoffmann opened VID’s March meeting by welcoming Congressman Jerry Nadler, who is up for reelection.  He soon left, as he could not speak at the meeting. She then reported on the March 1 Women’s Issues forum at the Red Room, participated in by VID, DID, CODA, Manhattan Young Dems, and Councilwoman Rosie Mendez.  There had also been a forum on gun violence the day before, sponsored by the VID and VRDC, and featuring Keith Wright, Richard Aborn, Leah Gunn Barrett, and Scott Stringer, among others.  And she reminded the members about the upcoming Candidates Night on April 7.  See April […]

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