The Feb 14 General Meeting Passed two Resolutions, Endorsed Two Judicial Candidates, Endorsed Candidate for Female District Leader for the 65th AD and Elected Judicial Delegates. Whew! An epic Feb 14th General Meeting began with VID President David Siffert addressing Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget rule affecting grassroots organizations, requiring anyone giving over $500 to register as a lobbyist. He said we needed to be together and organized, and mentioned that Deborah Glick and Brad Hoylman were against it, and we needed to work with Deborah. David introduced the Resolution in Support of Public Financing of Elections, which passed 26 in favor […]
Let the Endorsements Begin… We’d like to congratulate VID’s endorsed candidates: Robert Rosenthal and Ashlee Crawford for Civil Court Judge, Jennifer Hoppe for Female District Leader, Jennifer Hoppe, Allison Stowell, Irene Kaufman, Jonathan Geballe, and Judith Jacobson for Judicial Delegates, and Elissa Stein, Karla Moskowitz, Kathy Slawinski, Ed Yutkowitz, and Lois Rakoff for Judicial Alternates. In addition to the elections, VID passed two resolutions. The first was in support of public financing of elections and can be found here. The second outlined our legislative priorities for the year. It is quite long, and can be found here (as amended).
Fair Elections for New York, Saturday, Feb. 23rd, starting at 1:00pm at Washington Irving High School . Join Representatives Jerry Nadler and Carolyn Maloney who will be leading the discussion to support New York’s challenge to enlarge voting rights and lead the nation in adopting public matching funds for its state elections. NYS legislators will be attending and speaking. The event is being organized by Citizen Action of New York, the historical lead of the Fair Elections campaign, Empire State Indivisible, and Public Citizen. Register at EventBrite or find information on Facebook.
The January 2019 Meeting Covered Immigrants Rights; a Resolution Covering State Prosecution Notwithstanding a Federal Pardon; Albany Lobbying for the People’s Platform; Officer Elections; Gun Reform; Campaigning and VID’s Environmental Agenda. The January 2019 Membership Meeting opened with new President David Siffert introducing Senate Bill S8236. This bill relates to State prosecution of certain offenses when a Presidential pardon has been granted. It is intended to close any loopholes and dispense with any possible double jeopardy offenses. David asked for a resolution in support of this bill, but Jim Yates, former judge and member of JCOPE, made some objections, saying the bill was […]