VID Celebrated a Progressive 2019

VID Celebrated a Progressive 2019.  And the Elation Was Tangible.

VID Celebrated a Progressive New Year_Jerrold Nadler

Village Independent Democrats celebrate 2018 with hoards of friends and elected leaders

For 2018 VID Celebrated a 2019 on December 9th thanks to our venerable host, Frieda Bradlow and Son, Robert Bradlow.  The highlight was a visit by Congresssman Jerrold Nadler, soon to be Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, who, in spite of an intensive media schedule, chose to share candid insights with his loyal VID constituency. 

Among other notables intent on the VID celebration were:  

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, NYS Senator Brad Hoylman, NYS Assemblymember Deborah Glick, Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Councilmember Brad Lander, Councilmember Mark Levine, Judge Frank Nervo, Judge Carol Feinman, Judge Melissa Crane, Judge Wendy Li, Judge Alexander Tisch, Judge Jennifer Schecter, Judge Louis Nock, Judge Grace Park, Susan Dess, Judicial Candidate, Kim Parker, Judicial Candidate.  Executive and members from other NYC political clubs were also in attendance:  Allen Roskoff, President Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club; Michael Schreiber, Past President Chelsea Reform Democratic Club; Jeanne Wilcke, past President Downtown Independent Democrats.  The conversations were jubilant and incisive.

Here’s the slideshow:

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57th Annual Awards Reception

VID Awards GalaVID’s 57th Annual Awards Reception Thursday, April 24, 2014 – See coverage in the Villager

 

This year’s honorees included:  

Andrew Berman, Executive Director
Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation

Kate Linker, Community Organizer

Kevin Finnegan, Director of Politics and Legislation
1199 SEIU United Hospital Workers East

Michael McKee. Treasurer
Tenants Political Action Committee
Board Member Met Council on Housing

Clean Energy Gets the Spotlight at April Meeting

Clean Energy

Nancy Anderson, Samara Swanston, Lisa DiCaprio and moderator Frieda Bradlow

April General Membership Meeting Features a Forum on Clean Energy

Thursday, April 10th, 6:30 PM-St.John’s Lutheran Church-Meeting Room-83 Christopher St

 
Agenda:
1- District Leader Report– Keen Berger,
2- Committee Reports3- Forum- “The Power to Change: Clean Energy and the Future of New York City”  

 Samara F. Swanston– Legislative counsel to the Environmental Protection Committee of the New York City Council, an Adjunct Professor at the Pratt Institute Graduate School for Urban Planning and the Environment, and an Adjunct Professor at the Hunter College Graduate School for Urban Affairs and Planning.

Lisa DiCaprio– Associate Director of Curriculum, Clinical Associate Professor of Social Sciences-Paul McGhee Division New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Nancy Anderson- Executive Director of the Sallan Foundation.  The mission of the Sallan Foundation is advancing useful knowledge for greener cities.

The presentation will be 30-minutes followed by a question an answer period.

4- Resolution:
a- Resolution urging the NYC Council to pass a resolution urging NYC pension board to divest its pension funds from the fossil fuel industry-Frieda Bradlow

5- New Business