Joe Biden

VID Endorses Joe Biden

VID officially endorses Joe Biden for US President!    That means we will be supporting him in the June primary — remember, the Presidential primary has been consolidated with the state and federal primaries on June 23rd.  The vote was 28 for Joe Biden, 12 for Bernie Sanders, and 2 for No Endorsement. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced that he will allow all New Yorkers to cast an absentee vote amid the coronavirus pandemic even if they don’t meet the usual legal requirements.  CLICK HERE to download. Application must be filled with blue or black ink.  Send or bring in person […]

Petitioning Has Ended

VID petitioning has ended. The governor has announced that, due to the serious health concerns facing our state, he will curtail petitioning as of 5:00 PM on Tuesday and reduce the number of signatures needed to qualify to get on the ballot to 30% of the usual number. This is great news. The health of too many people was being jeopardized. VID is in excellent shape.  We have collected over 1000 signatures. All of our endorsed candidates will qualify to get on the ballot.  As with all things these days, election protocols are in discussion:  New York Officials Weigh Delaying April Primary […]

Feb 18 Judicial Endorsement Meeting

VID’s Feb 18 Judicial Endorsement Meeting Hears Six Candidates and Reviews Census Protocols President David Siffert called Feb 18 Judicial Endorsement Meeting to order with general announcements, including:  a Budget Justice meeting on Feb 20, the start of petitioning on Tuesday, Feb 25, and the Petitioning Kickoff breakfast on Feb 29. He also announced the next General Meetings would be on March 12 and April 2, and that the VID Gala would be on May 7.  Guest Panel on the Census Judith Herzburg, a leader of TrueBlue in Brooklyn, and Aries Dela Cruz, the Manhattan borough director of the census for NY, […]

Jerry Nadler

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 […]