Free Jean Montrevil

Free Jean Montrevil from ICE Detention… Seven years ago, VID was crucial in getting Jean Montrevil released from detention — he was on his way to Haiti and death. Since then he has raised his four children (his youngest is now at Brooklyn Tech), paid taxes, helped many people, and …. of course, checked in regularly and never had any brushes with the law. But four vans and many ICE officers picked him up on the sidewalk, after work, on Wednesday, and now we must again help him — and all the immigrants unjustly deported. First step — come to this […]

Renewable Energy Forum

VID’s Renewable Energy Forum Packed with Details Nat Johnson, Chair of VID’s Environmental Committee put together an excellent program for December 4th’s Renewable Energy Forum which included speakers from the NYS Reforming Energy Vision (REV) program and the New York Geothermal Energy Organization (NY-GEO). REV’s 2030 goals include a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels; 50% of electricity from renewable sources; 23% reduction in energy consumption of buildings from 2012 levels.  Ambitious but as Greg Hale, Senior Advisor to the Chairman of Energy & Finance, Office of the Governor says, “Doable.”  Their strategy is to support a broad range of renewable options, from […]

Happy Holidays to All Democrats!

VID was honored to wish happy Holidays to all our friends and fellow strategists.  Thank you for joining us. More than 200 activists and electeds filled Frieda Bradlow’s home with the buzziest conversations on Sunday, December 10th.  As “Happy Holidays to All Democrats” rang loud throughout, the rumbling of new strategies, lists of new action networks, vows to press on dominated the afternoon.

VID Holiday Party

VID’s ANNUAL, DEPENDABLY JOLLY, ALWAYS DELICIOUS HOLIDAY PARTY Sunday, December 10th, 2:00-5:00 pm. 43 Charleton St. In this tumultuous, crazy, soul-crushing year we can’t wait to host the progressives, the reformers, the ever-visionary, to celebrate the victories we’ve achieved and those we are planning to win at our Holiday Party. And to, in solidarity, wish you the most inexplicably victorious New Year, ever. Please, tell us you’re coming to our Holiday Party…