June 11 General Meeting

The June 11 General Meeting will highlight Police Reforms, Voting Reforms and Medical Aid in Dying Our June General Membership Meeting is this Thursday, June 11th, 6:30pm-9pm.  The meeting will feature Guest Speaker Greg Speed of America Votes, plus discussion on Police Reform (Defund NYPD Resolution and Police Reform Resolution) and on the Medical Aid in Dying Act.  The full agenda is here. To join the meeting, you can simply click on this link at 6:30pm on June 11th.    Alternatively, to listen-in on the meeting without participating, you can call: 646-558-8656 and enter the meeting ID: 867 0637 4089 and password: 747560.  As usual, we understand that this will […]

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 […]

2020 Officers; NYS Candidate Endorsements

VID Elects 2020 Officers; NYS Candidate Endorsements at January 9th Meeting. David Siffert opened the 2020 Officers; NYS Candidate Endorsements meeting with a discussion about how to handle endorsing civil judge candidates in light of the fact that the County’s panel will not report out approved judges until the day after our February meeting.  He suggested three options: One, to hold a special meeting on the Tuesday after the regular meeting to address the endorsements. Two, to leave the endorsements to the Executive Committee. And three, to hold an extra long meeting on the normal date, February 13. and allow Exec to re-endorse […]

VID Celebrates the Holidays

VID celebrates the Holidays where fun was had by all at the record breaking open house, hosted by Frieda Bradlow and her son Robert. Elected officials in attendance were Senator Chuck Schumer, Congressmember Caroline Maloney, Assemblymember Deborah Glick, Borough President Gale Brewer, Councilmember Carlina Rivera, Councilmember Brad Lander and Erik Bottchrt representing Speaker Corey Johnson, with dozens of Judges and Judicial Candidates. Here’s a sampling: