Dec 092019

VID celebrates the Holidays where fun was had by all at the record breaking open house, hosted by Frieda Bradlow and her son Robert. Elected officials in attendance were Senator Chuck Schumer, Congressmember Caroline Maloney, Assemblymember Deborah Glick, Borough President Gale Brewer, Councilmember Carlina Rivera, Councilmember Brad Lander and Erik Bottchrt representing Speaker Corey Johnson, with dozens of Judges and Judicial Candidates.

Here’s a sampling:

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Nov 282019

The election season starts on December 12th, when VID will vote on their Democratic Primary Candidate for President.

It is also the night that the membership will elect VID’s 2020 President and three Vice Presidents.  Now would be a good time to sign on or renew your membership, if you haven’t already.  Only paid up members will be able to vote.  Click here for Candidate and Member rules for Dec. 12th

The January Membership Meeting will host candidates for NYS Senate and Assembly as well as State Committeewoman and State Committeeman for the 66th AD.  Added to the January 9 agenda will be the election of the remaining VID officers for 2020: Treasurer, Recording Secretary, 2 Corresponding Secretaries and 15 members of VID Executive Committee.  Click here for Candidate a Member rules for Jan. 9th.

On February 13th we will hear from and vote for endorsement the Candidates for US Congress, Civil Court-1st Municipal Court, Civil Court- County Wide and 5 Judicial Delegates and 5 Alternates to the 1st Judicial Democratic Convention.  Click here for Candidate and Member rules for Feb. 13th.

You will find all the details, including the rules for candidates and members for endorsements on our new Democratic Primary Election Calendar page or by clicking the VID 2020 icon on the right here on our home page.  As the season progresses we will update this page with more VID Election 2020 activity.

It’s going to be a busy year – Stay Tuned!

Nov 232019
Village Forum Focuses on Reducing Gun Violence

“Thoughts and Prayers Aren’t Enough” Village Forum Focuses on Reducing Gun Violence The following post is excerpted from an article written by Edward Yutkowitz At a forum on reducing gun violence, coordinated by Gun Reform Committee co-chairs Deb Sherman and Allison Stowell and presented on Nov. 21st by Village Independent Democrats (VID) and several other Manhattan Democratic clubs, the focus was on what community groups in violent neighborhoods are doing to reduce demand for guns. Said Debra Sherman, one of the forum’s organizers,  “We want to spread the word on how all New Yorkers can support that work.” The discussion, held at Lenox Health Greenwich Village, was moderated by Rebecca Fischer, Executive Director of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, which is perhaps best known for fighting to regulate firearms.  But this forum emphasized that the answer isn’t more police, but rather public-health solutions to reduce violence of all kinds. Dr. […]