May Membership Meeting

May Membership MeetingVirtual May Membership Meeting Passes Two Resolutions and Hosts Elected Leaders

If you missed it you can listen to a recording of the full May Membership Meeting here.  

Both the Worker Protection Resolution and the Animal Welfare Resolution passed unanimously, with a 15-0 mail-in vote after discussion at the virtual meeting.  

 

Guest Speakers

Congressman Nadler joined the meeting to discuss provisions of the HEROES ACT passed by Congress and headed to the Senate.  There was a thorough session of questions regarding the bill.

Assemblymember Deborah Glick addressed the members about her “Killing Contest” bill addressing tournaments based on the killing of wildlife with a winner totalling the most numbers of kills, excluding dog trials and fishing derbies.  

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson spoke to the members about bills to protect restaurant and small business owners.

Assemblymember David Weprin addressed the membership on his Slaughter House bill that limits the where slaughter houses could be located, primarily not in residential communities.  The current bill expires in August.  

Campaigning

Please join VID this Thursday, May 21, 6:30pm-8:30pm to postcard and text for our endorsed candidates.  Just click on this link then: 
 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84179503354?pwd=QkF6WUtsNjR2SHBnd201cjEydW9XUT09This will be a recurring event, every Thursday that we do not have a monthly general membership meeting!

For postcards, we will have addresses and scripts for you.  Please let me know in advance if you’d like to do postcards, so I can send you them in advance, but even if you just show up, that will be fine.  We are asking that you get your own postcards and stamps.  For those of you who can’t pick up your own, we have some available for pickup (and drop-off for those with mobility issues).  Please just send me an email, and I can coordinate.

If you have money but not time, VID is still looking for at least 51 contributions for Vote Blue in order to become a multi-candidate PAC.  There is no minimum donation — even $1 would be helpful!