President Nadine Hoffmann opened the May 12th Membership Meeting by noting how nicely the VID Gala was written up in The Villager by Lincoln Anderson. There were also some nice pics from this event. The March for a Clean Energy Revolution, which we endorsed, will take place on July 24 before the Democratic Convention. Members agreed to spread the word regarding this event.
45 Rivington Letter to DeBlasio (see more details in our previous post), was unanimously passed for distribution.
District Leader Keen Berger said she had two good things to report. Several CB2 members held a well-attended meeting with Jerrold Nadler regarding the dedication of Christopher Street Park to LGBT rights. The second item was about some school district “carve out” blocks on 12 Street North–residents of these blocks were unhappy about being zoned out of PS 41. CB2 is pushing for their re-inclusion.
Next came the election of the judicial delegates. VID, DID and VRDC were each to contribute two delegates and two alternates. This arrangement passed overwhelmingly, with one nay vote. VID nominees were Nadine Hoffmann, Jen Hoppe, Cormac Flynn, Zella Jones, Erik Coler, and David Saperstein; the finally elected delegates were Jen and Cormac, with Zella and Nadine as alternates.
Tony Hoffmann, Campaign Committee Chair, now opened the Special Candidates Forum for Civil Court, co-sponsored by VRDC, DID, and the Jim Owles Club.
The Civil Court Candidates included:
Emily Morales Minerva
Each candidate gave a four minute presentation followed by up to six minutes of questions from the audience. All the candidates were impressive and the discussion was spirited.
The meeting was adjourned, with the reminder that the endorsement meeting will take place on May 23 at 8pm at Greenwich house.