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 […]

December Membership and Endorsement Meeting

The December Membership and Endorsement Meeting Elected Four VID Officers, Passed on a Presidential Endorsement and Introduced Two Resolutions and Three Letters Full Meeeting Minutes Here District Leader and State Committee Reports Jen Hoppe, in her District Leader report, spoke of trying to form a progressive caucus in the NY Democratic party, and meeting twice to do so.  She has proposed meeting again in January to decide how to push a progressive agenda.  She is also working with Jumaane’s office […]

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:

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Village Forum Focuses on Reducing Gun Violence

“Thoughts and Prayers Aren’t Enough” Village Forum Focuses on Reducing Gun Violence The following post is excerpted from an article written by Edward Yutkowitz At a forum on reducing gun violence, coordinated by Gun Reform Committee co-chairs Deb Sherman and Allison Stowell and presented on Nov. 21st by Village Independent Democrats (VID) and several other Manhattan Democratic clubs, the focus was on what community groups in violent neighborhoods are doing to reduce demand for guns. Said Debra Sherman, one of […]