Eric Adams at VID

October 8 General Meeting

VID members readied for Nov. 3rd election at the October 8 General Meeting…and for a new political year with a long list of VID Constitutional Amendments.  Special Guests included the Honorable Harvey Epstein, the Honorable Brad Hoylman and Brooklyn BP Eric Adams. Full October 8 General Meeting Minutes HERE In his President’s Report at the October 8 General Meeting, David Siffert opened by saying he was focused on November, and mentioned that Saturday, October 10, there would be a phonebank […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]