Resolutions and Letters

VID often votes on resolutions and letters that are directed to our elected leaders.

Below is a list of resolutions and letters VID has endorsed since November 2017.  For a complete chronological archive of resolutions and letters where voting is required, with downloadable PDF’s, CLICK HEREShould there be a topic or initiative in which you have particular interest, use the search bar at the top of this page.

VID Animal Welfare Resolution (Endorsement New York State Senate and Assembly bills S4234A | A6298A, S5408 | A3673, S6252 | A8009, and S7542 | A722.) (May, 2020)

VID Animal Welfare Resolution.  (May, 2020)

Letter Urging Pardon for Jean Montrevil, (Apr., 2020)

Letter to the Board of Elections Regarding 2020 Primary, (Apr.,2020)

Letter on the Urgent Need for Rent Relief (Apr., 2020)

SWEAT Bill Resolution to close loopholes in the labor law allowing employers to hide assets in wage case cases.  (Apr. 2020)

Resolution Endorsing NYS Senate Bill S2143 addressing the broader definition of ghost gun to include 3D printed guns and 80% receivers  (Feb. 2020)

Resolution Endorsing NYS Senate Bill S6716 amending the penal code such that it will consider the possession and sale of receivers a crime by any individual or establishment other than a licensed gunsmith as defined by the bills.  (Feb. 2020)

Resolution in Support of NYS Senate Bill S4234 that would prohibit the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits if the animal are provided by a breeder or a broker.  (Feb. 2020)

Letter to Assemblymember Glick – Campaign Finance Commission (Dec 2019)

Letter to Sen Brad Hoylman – Campaign Finance Commission (Dec. 2019)

Paws Act Resolution (Dec. 2019)

Resolution calling for immediate repeal of Section 50-a.  (Nov 2019)

Letter:  Brownfield Clean-Up Extension on Behalf of Children First (Nov 2019)

Resolution in Support of S2071B / A1071C Legalizing Surrogacy Agreement (Nov 2019)

Resolution on the NY Health Care Act  (Oct. 2019)

Resolution Supporting City Council Funding of Abortion Access. (June 2019)

Letter to Assembly Members O’Donnell and Glick urging their support for S2071B (the Modern Family Act) (June 2019)

Civilian Complaint Review Board (June 2019)

The Resolution Urging Trader Joe’s to Resume Deliveries (May 2019)

Resolution for a Law Prohibiting the Use of Campaign Contributions for Personal Expenses.  (May 2019)

Resolution calling for the creation of adequate space in Housing Court for clients and attorneys (May 2019)

Resolution on Proposed Changes to 14th Street .  (May 2019)

Resolution supporting the New York TRUTH Act, requiring the state department of taxation to release tax returns of certain state and federal elected officials.  (March 2019)

Resolution supporting the Fossil Fuel Divestment Act.  (March 2019)

Resolution in support of the New York State Climate and Community Protection Act. (March 2019)

Resolution in support of funding early voting and electronic poll books in the budget.  (March 2019)

Resolution to oppose Governor Cuomo’s attempt to destroy grassroots groups by lowering the lobbyist registration threshold from $5000 to $500. (March 2019)

Resolution in Support of Public Financing of Elections (February 2019)

Statement of Legislative Priorities (February 2019)

VID supports carefully crafted legislation that permits state prosecution notwithstanding a federal pardon. (January 2019)  

Resolution Against Zero Tolerance Immigration Policy (August 2018)

Resolution Against Extreme Xenophobia (May 2018) 

Resolution on the L Train (April 2018)

Resolution regarding the proposed rule changes at the LPC (April 2019)

Resolution calling on Democrats and Republicans in the State of New York legislature to increase the minimum age to buy, own, transfer, and obtain a license for ALL firearms and ammunition to at least 21. (March 2018)

Resolution for Congressional action to end gun violence (March 2019)

VID Resolution Supporting HR4937 for Permanent Legal Status for Ravi Ragbir (February 2018)

Final Mt. Sinai/Beth Israel Resolution(December 2017)

The full curbside composting pickup resolution (November 2017)