Dec 222013

Frieda Bradlow Hosts VID Holiday PartyHostess Par Excellence, Frieda Bradlow,  Hosts VID Holiday Party…Again!

Grateful pols, VID members and friends vigorously bound up Frieda Bradlow’s steps on a very crisp December 15th to enter the by now celebrated West Village political parlor.  The conversation was, at times, animated, at others hushed; the food scrumptious; the drink just right.

The list of attendees?  Take note:  NYC Comptroller John Liu;  Borough President-Elect Gale Brewer; NYS Senator Brad Hoylman;  NYS Assemblymember Deborah Glick; NYS State Committee member and President of the NYS Democratic Committee Progressive Caucus, Rachel Lavine; District Leaders Keen Berger and Jean Grillo; past VID Presidents Jonathan Geballe, William Stricklin, and Katharine Wolpe; present VID President, Tony Hoffmann; Judges (and judges-elect) Frank Nervo, Kathryn Freed, Josh Hansshaft, Andrea Masley, Margaret Chan, Carol Sharpe, JJ Kelley, Dakota Ramseur, Anil Singh and Tania Kennedy; from the press Lincoln Anderson (The Villager) and photographer Tequila Minsky joined the festivities.  Even Robbie Kaplan,  famed for her successful victory before the US Supreme Court in the Edie Windsor case (overturning of DOMA) this year attended with son Jacob.

Enjoy the picture show.

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Jun 032012
Village Independent Democrats Headquarters

Village Independent Democrats Headquarters, courtesy

VID will launch the second Democratic Primary petitioning season on Saturday, June 9th at 9:30 am at our Clubhouse, 26 Perry St.,with a kick off breakfast graciously supplied by our Assemblywoman Deborah Glick.

UPDATED LINK:  Please sign up here to be a petitioner (knowing who is available and how to reach volunteers will be a great help).


We’ll be petitioning for our endorsed candidates for the Sept. 13th State Primary  – many of whom are club members –  until July 7th.


NYS Assembly– Deborah Glick
NYS State Senate– Tom Duane   UPDATE June 3:  endorsed by VID but not running for re-election. Name removed from petition.  NY Times  Annct.

NYS Committeewoman– Rachel Lavine 

Civil Court-Countywide
Anil C. Singh
Verna L. Saunders
Melissa A. Crane

Surrogate Court – Rita Mella- Second Judicial District

 Civil Court – Debra Rose Samuels- Second Judicial District

Judicial Delegates

Jonathan L. Geballe
Frieda Bradlow
Nathaniel Johnson
Peter Crosta

Alternate Judicial Delegates

Nadine Hoffmann
Ellen Peterson-Lewis
Charles Stimson

We will have two sets of petitions – one set of petitions is primarily for the west side of the district and another set for the east side of the district.

The clubhouse will be open on Saturday from 9:30 AM-1:00 PM.  It will also be open the week of June 11th, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00-8:00 pm and on Saturday’s through July 7th from 10:00am-1:00 pm.  We will be sending updates and reminders for the rest of the schedule.

Campaign Co-Chairs, Peter Crosta  and Tony Hoffmann will be principal contacts throughout our 2012 campaign season. You can check whether the club is open before you walk over by calling  (212) 741-2994.

Again, please sign up here to be a petitioner (knowing who is available and how to reach volunteers will be a great help to Peter and Tony).

And, just as a reminder – here are the Primary and General Election dates for 2012:
June 26, 2012 — Congressional Primary
  • Last day to register: June 1,2012
  • Poll Hours : 6:00 AM-9:00 PM
September 13, 2012 — State Primary
  • Last day to register: August 17, 2012
  • Poll Hours : 6:00 AM-9:00 PM
November 6, 2012 — General Election
  • Last day to register: October 12, 2012
  • Poll Hours : 6:00 AM-9:00 PM
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Mar 062012

DemocratsVID will be holding its 2012 Candidate Endorsement Forum and Vote on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Location is Greenwich House, 27 Barrow Street (just east of 7th Avenue), 5th Floor (called the “Yellow Room”).* The forum will also be attended by the Downtown Independent Democrats.

Candidates will speak between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. VID’s endorsement discussion and vote will take place the same night and location at 9:00 p.m.

We are inviting candidates (or their representatives) seeking the Democratic Party ballot line for the following offices:

President and Vice President of the United States
U.S. Senator
U.S. Representative (8th District)
U.S. Representative (14th District)
NYS Senate (25th Senate District)
NYS Senate (29th Senate District)
NYS Assembly (66th Assembly District)
Surrogate’s Court – New York County
New York City Civil Court Judge
Democratic State Committee — Female and Male


*This meeting will replace our General Membership Meeting (originally scheduled for March 8).

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May 252011

Location: Judson Hall Assembly Room, 239 Thompson St. (downstairs)(just off Wash. Sq. South)
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Date: Thursday, June 2, 2011
We will be endorsing District Leaders and Judges and selecting Judicial Delegates.

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