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 […]

2020 Officers; NYS Candidate Endorsements

VID Elects 2020 Officers; NYS Candidate Endorsements at January 9th Meeting. Full Meeting Minutes Here 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 Executive Committee. And three, to hold an extra long meeting on the normal date, February 13. and […]

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 to attempt securing paid vacation for NY workers.  She also urged members to call Senator Susan Collins at 207 622-8414 and […]

November 2019 General Meeting

The November 2019 General Meeting Gave Focus to NY County Committee, Surrogacy Legislation and the Productive Work of VID’s Committees Full Meeting Minutes Here President David Siffert reported that he had met with Keith Wright, who was nice and friendly, but not much concrete got done.  Keith said that Ben Yee wanted to activate the County Committee, but seemed hostile to Keith, so walls were built.  Keith said he doesn’t do anything without Barry Weinberg’s say-so.  David also said he was trying to set up a meeting with Greg Sumas, co-chair of the County Committee, and wondered if he should meet […]