May 2018 Membership Meeting

The May 2018 Membership Meeting Focused on NYS and Judicial Endorsements May 2018 Membership Meeting Minutes Erik Coler congratulated everyone for the great job done on the Candidates Forum on Monday. After reviewing the endorsement rules, Erik Coler, President, asked for a motion to allow the Executive Committee to endorse for the AG position in the fall. It was asked and approved.  The May 2018 Membership Meeting then went on to the business at hand. Frank Nervo, former VID member and President, made his presentation for the 1st Judicial District. He was endorsed, 38 votes to 2 no endorses. Comptroller Tom […]

Special Endorsement Meeting

VID Special Endorsement Meeting May 29th There will be a General Membership Meeting, Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 @ 8 pm LOCATION: Greenwich House – 27 Barrow St (4th Floor) We will be holding a special endorsement meeting for the remaining candidates for the VID petitions. A. Female District leader 66A     – New York requires that since the election was held by the county committee that the following year a primary must be held for the position. B. Alternate Judicial Delegate    – One of our alternate Judicial Delegates is not eligible to run in a Democratic Primary.  We need to select a […]

VID 2018 Endorsements

After well-attended Candidates Forums on February 8th and May 7th, VID 2018 endorsements backed… With an interesting array of new (and yet to be decided) contenders for NYS offices, VID decided a little rattling was in order.  With a 17 vote margin, Cynthia Nixon won the Club’s endorsement with another 15 members voting for no endorsement.  See NY Post coverage. The full endorsement roster now covers the following candidates for Federal, State and Judicial candidates: Cynthia Nixon,  for Governor Kathy Hochul,  for Lt. Governor Kirsten Gilibrand for US Senator Jerry Nadler for the 10th Congressional District Carolyn Maloney for the 12th […]

NYS Candidates Forum

VID hosting a NYS Candidates Forum on Monday, May 7th At PS 41 116 West 11th St. Doors Open at 6:30 PM First Speaker at 6:45 PM Hear Candidates Running for: Governor Lieutenant Governor Attorney General State Comprtoller   The NYS Candidates Forum is co-hosted by:  Coalition for a District Alternative (CODA); Downtown Independent Democrats (DID); Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Club; Grand Street Democrats; Gay & Lesbian Independent Democrats; Gramercy Stuyvesant Democrats; and the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club.   UPDATE:  May 10th – The Pictures