Zephyr Teachout Highlights April Meeting

Zephyr Teachout Addresses April 9th General Membership Meeting Ms. Teachout started by announcing that she had just gained tenure at Fordham.  She finished her book, “Corruption in America“, and had just written a letter to the Supreme Court regarding the Citizens United decision. She discussed how the Founding Fathers found corruption the biggest threat to democracy, although now over 50% of former congresspeople become lobbyists.  This profession was a felony in many states for over a hundred years of our history.  Zephyr Teachout also spoke of renewable energy, net neutrality, and a possible second book about effects of high-stakes testing for […]

58th Annual Awards Gala

VID Celebrates its 58th year with an Awards Gala A highlight in the spring season of NYC politics, VID’s 58th Annual fête  promises no less in 2015.  The Spring Forward Awards Gala will take place on Thursday, April 30th from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Tio Pepe Restaurant, at 168 West 4th St. Honors will go to Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu for bringing progressive values to the ballot and challenging the Democratic status quo.  Receiving honors for the fight for a living wage for all workers will be Shantel Walker, on behalf of Fast Food Forward. Among those sponsoring the event […]

Talking Point: Climate Justice

Climate justice, now! The Villager, January 8, 2015 To The Editor: At its last general meeting, the Village Independent Democrats unanimously passed a resolution on Government Action Against Climate Change. To those who know V.I.D.’s history and commitment to progressive causes, this will be no surprise. V.I.D. has been in the forefront in the fight to protect our environment. Our early support of Zephyr Teachout and Timothy Wu in the recent Democratic primary was critical to their success and likely influenced Governor Cuomo’s decision to ban fracking. V.I.D. has also been a leader in the fight against the Spectra pipeline, whose development […]

Village Independent Democrats Endorse Zephry Teachout

At the July 10th Membership Meeting the Village Independent Democrats Endorse Zephry Teachout ….after lengthy presentations and debate from all three Gubernatorial candidates the Club chose Zephyr Teachout with a majority vote of 14.  Pre and Post coverage of  VID and its pending decision whether to endorse any candidate has been pretty impressive.  VID-MINUTES-July-10-2014 From Capital New York: Of the 26 votes cast at the Village Independent Democrats club, Teachout received 14 votes and Cuomo got six. “No endorsement” was supported by four people while comedian Randy Credico got two votes. Teachout won the club’s endorsement on the first ballot. In May, […]