Joe Biden

VID Endorses Joe Biden

VID officially endorses Joe Biden for US President!    That means we will be supporting him in the June primary — remember, the Presidential primary has been consolidated with the state and federal primaries on June 23rd.  The vote was 28 for Joe Biden, 12 for Bernie Sanders, and 2 for No Endorsement. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced that he will allow all New Yorkers to cast an absentee vote amid the coronavirus pandemic even if they don’t meet the usual legal requirements.  CLICK HERE to download. Application must be filled with blue or black ink.  Send or bring in person […]

Feb 18 Judicial Endorsement Meeting

VID’s Feb 18 Judicial Endorsement Meeting Hears Six Candidates and Reviews Census Protocols President David Siffert called Feb 18 Judicial Endorsement Meeting to order with general announcements, including:  a Budget Justice meeting on Feb 20, the start of petitioning on Tuesday, Feb 25, and the Petitioning Kickoff breakfast on Feb 29. He also announced the next General Meetings would be on March 12 and April 2, and that the VID Gala would be on May 7.  Guest Panel on the Census Judith Herzburg, a leader of TrueBlue in Brooklyn, and Aries Dela Cruz, the Manhattan borough director of the census for NY, […]

December Membership and Endorsement Meeting

The December Membership and Endorsement Meeting Elected Four VID Officers, Passed on a Presidential Endorsement and Introduced Two Resolutions and Three Letters Full Meeeting Minutes Here District Leader and State Committee Reports Jen Hoppe, in her District Leader report, spoke of trying to form a progressive caucus in the NY Democratic party, and meeting twice to do so.  She has proposed meeting again in January to decide how to push a progressive agenda.  She is also working with Jumaane’s office to attempt securing paid vacation for NY workers.  She also urged members to call Senator Susan Collins at 207 622-8414 and […]

November 2019 General Meeting

The November 2019 General Meeting Gave Focus to NY County Committee, Surrogacy Legislation and the Productive Work of VID’s Committees Full Meeting Minutes Here President David Siffert reported that he had met with Keith Wright, who was nice and friendly, but not much concrete got done.  Keith said that Ben Yee wanted to activate the County Committee, but seemed hostile to Keith, so walls were built.  Keith said he doesn’t do anything without Barry Weinberg’s say-so.  David also said he was trying to set up a meeting with Greg Sumas, co-chair of the County Committee, and wondered if he should meet […]