Club Election, Report from Deborah Glick, Forum on Obamacare…

Club Election, Report from Deborah Glick, Forum on Obamacare...The October General Meeting will feature a Club Election, Report from Deborah Glick, Forum on Obamacare…

Village Independent Democrats will meet on Thursday, October 10th at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 83 Christopher Street,  6:30 PM.
The agenda includes:

1.  District Leader Report– Keen Berger

2. Campaign Committee Report- Peter Crosta highlighting activity for the General Election-Tuesday, November 5th

3. Club Election
a. Corresponding Secretary
b. Recording Secretary

4. Report from Assemblymember Deborah Glick

5. Forum on Obamacare – Obamacare is Good, But More Healthcare Reform Is On It’s Way, with moderator VID member Dr. Alec Pruchnicki and returning speaker Len Rodberg, the Chairman of the Urban Studies department at Queens College of CUNY.

VID September Calendar

VID CalendarVID September Calendar Dates to Save:

Sept. 9, Monday, Canvassing,  8:00-9:30 am- 8th Ave. & 14th St.

Sept. 9, Monday, Phone Banking, 5:30-8:30 pm, 130 Jane Street, 1C

Sept 10, Tuesday, 6:00 am-9:00 pm Primary Day

Sept. 16, Monday, 6:00 pm NY County Dem Party County Comm. Mtg.- SVA 333 West 23rd St.

Sept. 17, Tuesday, 6:00 pm 1st Judicial District Democratic Convention

Sept 19, Thursday, 6:30 pm- VID General Membership Meeting- 83 Christopher  St.

Sept. 23, Monday, 6:30 pm- VID Executive Comm. Mtg. 26 Perry St.

Sept. 23, Monday, 6:00-9:00 pm- Jerry Nadler fundraiser- Pier 66- 26th St.

Oct. 1, Tuesday, 6:00 am-9:00 pm- Runoff election (if necessary)

Village Independent Democrats Get Out the Vote

Village Independent Democrats Get Out the Vote

Our District Leader Candidates Jonathan Geballe and Keen Berger

Village Independent Democrats Get Out the Vote in possibly the most hotly contested primary in years.

But primary elections have notoriously low turnouts so every vote counts and the job won’t be done till the last voting moment at 9PM Tuesday night !

Jonathan, and the rest of the VID endorsed slate still need your support and your vote.  See our announcement and schedule here.  And, here’s what’s left to do, NOW.

 There is a special Get Out The Vote phone bank on Monday, September 9th from 5:30-8:30 PM at  130 Jane Street, apartment 1C.  If interested you can contact either  Nadine Hoffman [ mailto:] or Katherine Slawinski []or simply show up between 5:30 and 8:30 pm.
Distribute Dear Neighbor Letters in your building.  Contact Tony Hoffmann [mailto:] or Jen Hoppe [] to get sample letters.  This is critical.  If we can use your name for a Dear Neighbor Letter and/or you will distribute a Dear Neighbor letter in your building this is a most critical aspect of our campaign.

Hand out palm cards at poll sites on Tuesday.  Celia Wu [], Katharine Wolpe [] and Tony Hoffmann [ mailto:] are coordinating VID’s palm carding operation for this Tuesday’s primary.  If you can spare a couple of hours to give out palm cards with VID’s endorsed candidates you would be making a significant contribution to our campaign.

VOTE – To find your polling place, call 866 VOTE-NYC, or go to

You can make a difference.  

VID’s Endorsed Candidates

District Leaders- Jonathan Geballe & Keen Berger
City Council– Corey Johnson-3rd District
Rosie Mendez- 2nd District
Jenifer Rajkumar- 1st District
Mayor– John Liu
Comptroller– Scott M. Stringer
Public Advocate– Daniel Squadron
Manhattan Borough President– Julie L. Menin
District Attorney– Cyrus Vance, Jr.

Judicial Delegates- Vote from Nadine Hoffmann to Luke Henry (Vote for up to 11)
Alternate Delegates– Vote from Peter Gleason to Thomas Gass (Vote For up  to 11)

To find your polling place, call 866 VOTE-NYC, or go to

Vote in the Democratic Primary, Tuesday September 10th

August at VID

VID August

Include Assemblymember Deborah Glick , 66th District and Part A District Leader Jonathan Geballe

August at VID includes a General Membership Meeting and lots of Democratic primary countdown work…

General Membership Meeting,Thursday, August 15th at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher Street,  at  7:30 PM.


1.  District Leaders Reports– Keen Berger, Jonathan Geballe

2- Campaign Update- Peter Crosta, Lucia Fedora and David Kruger
1. mailings,
2. meet and greets,
3. phone banking,
4..dear neighbor letters,
5. get out the vote,
6. street campaigning,
7. fundraising,
8. ads
9. County Committee and Judicial delegate races

This entire meeting will be devoted to the Primary election campaign.  VID’s campaign chairs will give an update of what we’ve been doing and what still needs to be done.  I strongly urge VID members to attend this meeting, learn what is happening and volunteer.  The last thirty days of the campaign are critical.  If you want to see Jonathan continue as District Leader and the rest of our endorsed candidates win their elections please volunteer your time.  You are critical to this campaign.

 3- New Business

Next Executive Committee Meeting is August 26th at 6:30 pm.

Canvassing Schedule-  We need your help to get our endorsed candidates, including our District Leader Jonathan Geballe, elected.  Please join us as we campaign for their election on September 10th.  The canvassing schedule will be sent out under a separate cover.  However, we will be at Abingdon Square Park every Saturday between now and Primary day from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.  Please join us.