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, […]

July General Membership Meeting

July General Membership Meeting Has a Full Agenda… On Thursday, July 10th, 6:30 PM, St. John’s Lutheran Church – Community Room, 83 Christopher St. (Just West of Sheridan Sq.)  Agenda: II- District Leader Report- Keen Berger II- Campaign Committee Report– Ed Yutkowitz III- Update- Organizing for September 20/21 Climate Change March in New York- Frieda Bradlow IV- Reconsideration of VID’s previous vote of No Endorsement in governor’s race (authorized by Executive Committee) VI- Panel Discussion- What are the Services You Can Expect from Lenox Hill HealthPlex?      Alex Hellinger— Executive Director, Lenox Hill HealthPlex      Dr. Eric Cruzen— Medical Director, Emergency Department Lenox Hill HealthPlex […]

Petitioning Party

Petitioning Party at VID

Come join Deborah, Brad and the rest of the VID team for our petitioning party breakfast.  We’ll talk politics,  causes and distribute petitions.  After breakfast we will disburse throughout the Village and gather signatures for VID’s endorsed candidates. Saturday, May 31st 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon VID Headquarters, 26 Perry Street If you cannot join us for our petitioning party breakfast on May 31st,  the VID will be open every Monday and Thursday evening from 6:00-7:30 PM and Saturdays from 11:00-1:00 through July 3rd.  July 7th will be the last day to hand in petitions (the club will be open from 6:00-7:30 PM).