About VID


VID ClubhouseThe Village Independent Democrats (VID) was founded in 1957 and is one of the oldest Reform Democratic Clubs in the City and the first one in the Village.  VID plays a significant role in shaping a progressive agenda for the Village, the City and the State through helping to elect public and party officials who are committed to change, and by public testimony, lobbying, political action, and working with community groups and Community Boards.

We believe the future of this community depends on our collective ability to make the political process work and make it responsive.  VID is committed to the values, diversity and activist tradition that make our community unique.

We have proven that individuals working together can get the attention of City agencies and offices – including the Mayor’s Office, the City Council, the Transit Authority, the Sanitation Department, the Police Department, the Department of Transportation – as well as the leadership of the Democratic Party.

VID general membership meetings occur at 6:30 pm on the 2nd Thursday of every month.  Check our calendar and postings for location and agenda.

Want to become a Member?  Click here for the form.  Fill it in and send, with your check, to Village Independent Democrats, 26 Perry St., New York, NY 10014

The Village Independent Democrats (VID) clubhouse is located at 26 Perry St., New York, NY 10014.  Messages may be left at the Clubhouse phone:  212-741-2994.

VID 2017 Officers

Erik Coler

Female District Leader
Keen Berger

State Committee
Rachel Lavine

Jennifer Hoppe
Laurie Hardjowirogo
Barbara Ruether

Tony Hoffmann

Recording Secretary
Kathy Slawinski

Corresponding Secretaries
Jonathan Geballe
Ed Yutkowitz

Executive Committee
Alec Pruchniki
Erik Bottcher
Nat Johnson
Linda Jacobson
Chaim Leggiere
Nancy Shamban
Frieda Bradlow
Franny Leggiere
Susan Gottesman
Eli Hausknecht
Katharine Wolpe
Tom Connor
Marlene Nadle
Lois Rakoff
Frank Savits

Ex Officio President
Nadine Hoffmann

You can follow us on Twitter @villagedemocrat; on FaceBook on our Group Page or on our Page.


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