Sep 112018
 
Get On A Bus, PLEASE - Vote Blue 2018

As a founding member of Vote Blue 2018 VID will be campaigning for Antonio Delgado this Saturday, September 15, and for  other congressional candidates on the following Saturdays. The Vote Blue 2018 buses start on Saturday, September 15th, just after the New York Primary Election.  They will leave from Union Square East at 8:30 am (loading starts at 8:00 am) and return to the same location between 7 and 8:00 pm. Seats are available for a round-trip fee of $10 that is waived for students with a valid ID or for economic hardship. We don’t want to turn anyone away, but rather to encourage everyone to participate, again and again, in this vital civic process. Below is the schedule for the first buses. Beginning September 15th and continuing through Election Day, November 6th, we will have two or three buses running on Saturdays and GOTV days to different districts located within an approximate two-hour radius of […]

Jul 232018
 

The July 12 Membership Meeting Was All About Petitions, Canvassing, Immigration and Resolutions Full Meeting Minutes Here The first item on the agenda was a vote to combine the August Membership Meeting with the Executive Committee Meeting on August 27, 2018. Erik Coler announced the passing of VID member Barbara Austin with a funeral to be held on the 17th.  Nadine Hoffmann and Kathy Slawinski reported on a meeting they had attended at City Hall where Corey Johnson and the City Council, along with certain agencies and administration executives, made a presentation on the current state of the immigration crisis and family reunification.  It was brought out that the Council had passed a resolution urging Congress to pass, and the President to sign, S.B. 3036, the Keep Families Together Act.  This bill was sponsored by Diane Feinstein and supported by all the Dems in the Senate, without the support of any […]

Jul 222018
 
Canvassing for New York Dems

VID Canvassing for New York Dems…Everywhere ! Whether it is to take back seats in Congress, insuring that the IDC doesn’t return to NYS or supporting a progresssive agenda, VID is canvassing for New York Dems throughout the summer. Laurie Hardjowirigo, Tony Hoffmann, VID Pres. Erik Coler and Erik Bottcher have made this a summer priority and need your help canvassing for New York Dems. So here’s the current line-up.  Check the VID Calendar regularly for new updates listed under CAMPAIGNING (click on the yellow block). Antonio Delgado – US Congress District 19 (John Faso, Republican Incumbent) Saturday 7/28 there will be a canvass in Hyde Park. You can sign up here and have your fellow club members sign up as well. Hyde Park Office, 960 Violet Ave, Hyde Park, NY 12538 District Map Shifts:  10A-12N; 12N–3PM; 3PM-6PM; 6PM-9PM   Alessandra Biaggi – NYS 34 (Jeff Klein, IDC ) Needs volunteers for July 28-29 for the eastern part […]

Jun 272018
 
June 14, 2018 Membership Meeting

June 14, 2018 Membership Meeting Votes on Endorsement for NYS Attorney General June 14, 2018 Membership Meeting Minutes The June 14, 2018 Membership Meeting began with presentations from three candidates for the NYS Attorney General position:  Leecia Eve, Tish James, and Christine Gonzalez, speaking for Zephyr Teachout.  After this, and a general discussion of the candidates, James won the endorsement with 23 votes, with Teachout second with 13, Maloney (?) 1, Eve 1, and one no endorsement. The June 14, 2018 Membership Meeting continued with Rachel Lavine, State Committeewoman, who opened her remarks by telling us she seconded Zephyr Teachout for AG at the NYS Democratic Committee Convention.  She and others founded the NY Progressive Caucus a couple of years ago, and it is now the largest caucus.  They have accomplished a lot of things, among them, that the State Committee can no longer funnel donations, and won’t support any candidate […]