November 2018 Meeting Minutes

High Spirits Dominated the November 2018 Meeting with NYS Senate Democratic Majority and Congressional Victories Throughout the State and Nation. Erik Coler opened the November 2018 Meeting with congratulations to a long list of VID members whose unceasing volunteerism made a tangible difference, with a special shout out to Erik Bottcher, Laurie Hardjowirogo, and Tony Hoffmann. There was a discussion about the Public Advocate’s Forum to be held on November 12, and whether the club should co-sponsor.  The club voted to co-sponsor with the caveat that all who ask to appear will be included, possibly at future VID meetings. Erik also […]

October Meeting Minutes

VID’s October Meeting Welcomed Senator Brad Hoylman, Borough President Gale Brewer and Andrew Berman, Exec Director GVSHP FULL OCTOBER MEETING MINUTES The October Meeting also featured reports from Tony Hoffmann of the Campaign Committee, Nat Johnson of the Environmental Committee, District Leader Keen Berger, Deb and Allison Stowell of the Gun Reform Committee and Alison Greenberg reporting on the SBJSA bill.  Topping this off were endorsements for Judicial candidates and the ballot Propositions. Discussions began with the Campaign Committee with Tony Hoffmann speaking of buses scheduled for swing districts, with VID the leading sponsor among many downtown clubs.  Jerry Nadler is a major participant, […]

Let’s Give Andy Kim the BLUE WAVE

Get On A Bus October 20th to Tip the Scales for Andy Kim in New Jersey There are only 23 days left before the November 6th mid-term elections.  A blue Congress has never been more crucial.  And, at the top of our list is Andy Kim in New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District. The Saturday, October 20th Vote Blue 2018 bus to NJ 3 (Andy Kim) is less than half  full.  We will not flip Congress with only NY congress members. NJ 3 is about an hour and a half from New York. Please sign up now. Door to door canvassing is the most effective way […]