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

May Membership Meeting

Virtual May Membership Meeting Passes Two Resolutions and Hosts Elected Leaders If you missed it you can listen to a recording of the full May Membership Meeting here.  Or you can read them here. Both the Worker Protection Resolution and the Animal Welfare Resolution passed unanimously, with a 15-0 mail-in vote after discussion at the virtual meeting.     Guest Speakers Congressman Nadler joined the meeting to discuss provisions of the HEROES ACT passed by Congress and headed to the Senate.  There was a thorough session of questions regarding the bill. Assemblymember Deborah Glick addressed the members about her “Killing Contest” bill […]

June 11 General Meeting

The June 11 General Meeting will highlight Police Reforms, Voting Reforms and Medical Aid in Dying Our June General Membership Meeting is this Thursday, June 11th, 6:30pm-9pm.  The meeting will feature Guest Speaker Greg Speed of America Votes, plus discussion on Police Reform (Defund NYPD Resolution and Police Reform Resolution) and on the Medical Aid in Dying Act.  The full agenda is here. To join the meeting, you can simply click on this link at 6:30pm on June 11th.    Alternatively, to listen-in on the meeting without participating, you can call: 646-558-8656 and enter the meeting ID: 867 0637 4089 and password: 747560.  As usual, we understand that this will […]

VID Endorsed Joe Biden

VID officially endorsed Joe Biden for US President!  At the April 2nd General Meeting VID Officially Endorsed Joe Biden, Welcomed Four Speakers and Voted on the SWEAT Bill Resolution Endorsements and Primary Voting [April 30 Update]  VID Endorsed Joe Biden with a vote of 28;  12 for Bernie Sanders, and 2 for No Endorsement.  The Democratic Presidential Primary  in New York State rescheduled for June 23, 2020 has been cancelled.  The state and federal primaries are still scheduled for June 23rd.  All eligible voters in active or inactive status will be mailed an absentee ballot application for a primary or special […]