Clean Energy Gets the Spotlight at April Meeting

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 […]

Affordable Housing Forum

Forum Speakers Offer Specifics to Increase Affordable Housing in NYC By Marlene Nadle, VID Housing Committee Chair  “The conventional wisdom that the city can’t do anything about affordable housing is destructive, demoralizing, and legally wrong,” said tenant attorney Seth Miller. He was one of the speakers at a February affordable housing panel and film cosponsored by the Village Independent Democrats and Judson Memorial Church . The program was organized by VID Housing Chair, Marlene Nadle. Miller proposed a number of actions addressing affordable housing that could be carried out by the City Council and didn’t need Albany’s approval. They include: Pass […]

VID Elected 2014 Officers

At the January 9, 2014 meeting, VID elected 2014 officers… after a stimulating and thorough forum led by Kate Press, Deputy National Field Director for J Street on Secretary of State John Kerry’s Initiative To Achieve a Two State Solution To The Israeli/Palestinian Issue, club members nominated and elected the remaining Officers and Executive Committee members for 2014.  VID elected 2014 officers include: Anthony Hoffmann, President Nat Johnson, Vice President Irene Kaufman, Vice President Katharine  Wolpe, Vice President Linda Jacobson, Treasurer Kathy  Slawinski, Recording Secretary Alexander Meadows, Corresponding Secretary Ed Yutkowitz, Corresponding Secretary Executive Committee Keen Berger, District Leader Jonathan Geballe, Past President […]

Two State Solution - Kate Press of JSt

The Two State Solution

Kate Press, Deputy National Field Director for J Street, addressing VID membership at January 9th forum entitled “Is Secretary of State John Kerry’s Initiative To Achieve a Two State Solution To The Israeli/Palestinian Issue Poised To Succeed Or Doomed To Fail”? Full Meeting Minutes:  Minutes of January 9