Oct 252019
 

Election Day is coming up on November 5th, Early Voting starts TOMORROW, Saturday, October 26 through Sunday, November 3rd.

Your early polling site is likely different from your regular polling place. To find out where to vote, both early and on November 5th, go to nyc.pollsitelocator.com. For more details on voting hours:https://www.voteearlyny.org/#!Manhattan.

Click on the image below, detailing VID’s election day endorsements: Jumaane Williams for Public Advocate, Ashlee Crawford and Robert Rosenthal for Civil Court Judge, as well as our endorsement of all five of the Charter Revision ballot proposals:

VID Endorsements

Oct 212019
 

VID Visibility Day Tablings Have Been a Great Success – One More to Come

East Side Visibility DayWe will be holding the final VID Visibility Day of the 2019 year in two weeks on Saturday, November 2nd

On the West Side we will be at Abingdon Sq. (corner Hudson  & Bethune Streets)  from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  On the East Side we’ll be at the park in front of St. Marks Church (2nd Ave. & 10th Street) from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. 

Help collect signatures on postcards going to Governor Cuomo urging him to sign gun safety legislation that is presently sitting on his desk; register people to vote; inform people of early voting (Sunday, 11/3 is the last day); give out info on the five ballot proposals and sign up new VID members.

Please contact Tony Hoffmann with the time and place you would like to go to if participating. Erik Bottcher and Tony will be organizing the Abingdon Sq. Visibility site and David Siffert and Jen Hoppe will be organizing the St. Marks Visibility site.

On Saturday, Oct. 19th we had amazing success.  Seventeen VID’ers staffed the two sites.  Two people joined VID and numerous others took our literature and were seriously considering becoming involved. We got 283 signatures on the gun reform postcards going to Governor Cuomo and registered a number of people to vote.  We also had a lot of fun with our Jelly Bean Poll. 76 people voted to impeach and remove President Trump.  3 people voted for an inquiry only and 1 person voted to impeach only.  This highly valid and scientifically authenticated poll will continue in two weeks as long as people stop eating the jelly beans.  Below are some pictures I thought you might like to see.

Oct 162019
 
October 2019 Meeting

VID’s October 2019 Meeting Covered the County Committee, Early Voting, the New York Health Act and a Vote on the Five Ballot Proposals for NYC Charter Revisions. President David Siffert opened the October 2019 meeting with an account of the recent County Committee meeting, saying the acting chair had refused to count votes, upsetting Arthur Schwartz, the law co-chair of the County Committee and our District Leader, who tried to make the process fair.  There will be no elections for two years, so David warned us we must get our ducks in a row. The New York Health Act Forum was a fabulous success, organized by Alec Pruchnicky and featuring Assemblyman Dick Gottfried and Senator Gustavo Rivera.  Other panelists included: Dr. Mary O’Brien with Physicians for a National Health Program; Kim Behrens, RN with Physicians for a National Health Program and New York State Nurses Association and Dr. Margaret Flowers […]

Sep 242019
 

Manhattan-Wide County Committee Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 3rd at Riverbank State Park Thursday, October 3rd, 6pm  Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park 679 Riverside Drive Public Transit Directions   ●     Members from across the borough will elect leadership for the Manhattan-Wide County Committee ●    County Committee members will discuss and vote on the rules of the Manhattan Party, including whether the County Leader can hold a lobbying position.   ●     Remainder of agenda to be announced. 

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