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 […]

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 […]

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 […]