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November 12 General Meeting

November 12 General Meeting Recaps Nov 2020 Elections and Checks-In with NYS Legislature Full Meeting Minutes President David Siffert opened the November 12 General Meeting urging members to shift focus to the Georgia runoffs for the Out-of-District Campaign Committee work, and noted that we are about to launch into the another local election and endorsement season.  He laid out the schedule for these events.  See Endorsements 2021 Page.  He thanked and congratulated everyone on their hard work for the November 3rd election. District Leader Reports District Leader Jen Hoppe gave her report next.  She spoke of visiting the polls on Election Day and […]

September 10 General Meeting

September’s General Meeting highlighted campaigning, ghost guns and an appeal for affordable housing in SoHo and NoHo Full Meeting Minutes Here President David Siffert opened the September 10 General Meeting speaking about the election November 3 and how the local Board of Elections needed more polling places, poll workers, and absentee ballots protocols.  He reiterated that every Thursday VID has a texting, phonebanking, and postcarding event–at the next one with Anthony Brandisi who will be appearing remotely.  Vote Blue will be doing virtual busing, and he advocated joining with Erik Bottcher and his Monday evening electioneering events.  The Hell’s Kitchen Dems […]

July 9 General Meeting

The July 9 General Meeting Passed a Letter and a Resolution; Introduced Speakers on Police Reform and the Blue Ticket in PA Full Meeting Minutes   Zoom Meeting Video President David Siffert opened the July 9 General Meeting pronouncing that the Primary on June 23rd went really well, and congratulated everyone for a really great job.  He said Jerry Nadler and Rachel Lavine were way ahead of their opponents–the closest race was Carolyn Maloney’s, where she and her opponent were within 600 votes.  Joe Biden won the nomination, and Deborah Glick was unopposed. He commented that the NYC 2021 budget didn’t go […]

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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 pro, said she had been on this campaign for 4 1/2 years, having been a witness to her partner’s death from […]