Seven Congressional Candidates at February Meeting

VID’s February Meeting Spotlighted Seven Congressional Candidates, Two Were Endorsed   Full Meeting Minutes Here With seven congressional candidates in the wings, President David Siffert began his February Meeting President’s Report with some announcements:  A special meeting on February 18 to interview and endorse Civil Court Judges for District 1 and county-wide February 20 VID will hold a Budget Justice Town Hall to discuss the necessity of raising taxes on the wealthy in order to preserve certain social programs, and the possible effects of the Governor’s arbitrary 2% spending cap   Petitioning starts February 25 A petitioning kickoff breakfast will be on […]

Public Advocate Candidates Forum 2019

The Public Advocate Candidates Forum 2019 Featured 17 Candidates and Nine Clubs Held at the LGBT Center on West 13th St, the Public Advocate Candidates Forum 2019 attracted hundreds of activist voters with no shortage of questions to ask of the candidates.  And, the well-credentialed roster was certainly up for the task.  VID endorsed Benjamin Yee for Public Advocate, in a members-only meeting following the Forum. Candidates The candidates included, in order of appearance, Jared Rich, an Attorney;  Nomiki Konst, a progressive activist and watchdog journalist; Raphael Espinal, NYC Council;  Danny O’Donnell, member of the NYS Assembly;  Dawn Smalls, an Attorney; Daniel Christmann, business […]

June 14, 2018 Membership Meeting

June 14, 2018 Membership Meeting Votes on Endorsement for NYS Attorney General June 14, 2018 Membership Meeting Minutes The June 14, 2018 Membership Meeting began with presentations from three candidates for the NYS Attorney General position:  Leecia Eve, Tish James, and Christine Gonzalez, speaking for Zephyr Teachout.  After this, and a general discussion of the candidates, James won the endorsement with 23 votes, with Teachout second with 13, Maloney (?) 1, Eve 1, and one no endorsement. The June 14, 2018 Membership Meeting continued with Rachel Lavine, State Committeewoman, who opened her remarks by telling us she seconded Zephyr Teachout for […]

Candidates Night Round 2

Lots-O-Candidates and Lots-O-Questions at Candidates Night Round 2 last night at the LBGT Community Center. Candidates Night Round 2 wouldn’t have happened without a whole lot of cooperation.  Thanks Laurie Hardjowirogo, Tony Hoffmann and Club President Erik Coler with major assists from Downtown Independent Democrats Village Reform Democratic Club Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club CODA LES Chelsea Reform Democratic Club (CRDC). And thanks Bill de Blasio Sal Albanese Robert Gangi Michael Tolkin David Eisenbach Letitia “Tish” James Cyrus Vance Gale Brewer Scott M. Stringer and Kevin Coenen.  You all made it an exciting night for Democrats. So here’s how it happened:   And, […]