VID's New President_David Siffert

June 11 Meeting Passes Four Resolutions

The Membership Meeting of June 11 Passed Four Resolutions Addressing Voting Rights, Medical Aid in Dying, Police Reform and Definding the NYPD President David Siffert brought the meeting to order, and a motion to adopt the agenda passed.   Resolutions Melissa Carty read her Resolution to Eliminate the 20% Matching Requirement for State Elections and led a discussion.  (This resolution eventually passed by email.) Amanda Cavanaugh and Keen Berger debated the debated the Medical Aid in Dying Act.  Amanda, who is […]

Resolutions and Letters

VID often votes on resolutions and letters that are directed to our elected leaders. Below is a list of resolutions and letters VID has endorsed since November 2017.  For a complete chronological archive of resolutions and letters where voting is required, with downloadable PDF’s, CLICK HERE.  Should there be a topic or initiative in which you have particular interest, use the search bar at the top of this page. Resolution in Support of Amnesty for School Budget Deficits (February 2021) […]

Housing Committee

  When it comes to housing, VID has long championed the fight to preserve, and to build new, affordable housing.   Jonathan Geballe, Chair We have formed a Housing Committee whose goal is to protect rent-stabilized and rent-controlled tenants. Among their accomplishments: Bedford tenants win ‘class-action’ status in rent-reg fight Are you interested in joining the Housing Committee?  Do you have a question?  Are you an at-risk rent-regulated tenant?  Send your message HERE. To read more about VID’s Housing Agenda […]

Virtual Tenants Clinic-GV Buildings

Virtual Tenants Clinic

VID conducts a virtual Tenants Clinic every Wednesday evening at 6:00 PM. This year the Tenants Clinic has switched to online and telephone sessions. Covid-19 has exacerbated the confusion and uncertainty of tenants with eviction, repairs, leases, and other housing issues.  To make their lives easier, the volunteer attorneys at our virtual tenants clinics are now providing their services online and by telephone.  The Clinic’s attorneys can educate tenants on their rights, resources that are available to them, and navigating the court system.  The […]