President David Siffert opened the May General Meeting by thanking everyone for their efforts to help in the Gala, especially congratulating Melissa Carty and Sara Kimbell. At the May General Meeting on Thursday, May 9th four resolutions passed; six committees gave progress reports and guest speaker, Emily Arsenault, from Kirsten Gillibrand’s office spoke on gun control. Party Leader Reports District Leader Keen Berger’s three conclusions: Support elected officials who are doing good work, mentioning especially Jerry Nadler and Brad Hoylman. The importance of the little organizations that are working on good goals like electing good people and correcting gerrymandering. She agreed that the 14th Street situation is a mess and she’s glad that Elissa Stein wrote her great resolution in response. This sparked a discussion regarding support for the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, working on the “double jeopardy” law, pushing to get Trump’s tax returns, and support for Planned […]
VID’s True Blue Supporters Highlighted Our 62nd Annual Awards Among many illustrious attendees were Congressmember Carolyn Maloney, Comptroller Scott Stringer, Borough President Gale Brewer, Senators Brad Hoylman and Robert Jackson, Assemblymember Deborah Glick, and Councilmember Carlina Rivera. Of course, we owe a special thank-you to our awardees: our incredible Speaker and Councilmember Corey Johnson, grassroots allstars True Blue NY and No IDC NY, and VID legend Frieda Bradlow. Lastly, we need to thank the Gala Committee — Sara Kimbell, Elissa Stein, Nadine Hoffmann, Tony Hoffmann, Lois Rakoff, Nancy Shamban, and Jen Hoppe. The BIGGEST thanks go to Sara Kimbell and Elissa Stein, the Gala Co-Chairs — the amount of work they did was jaw-dropping, and they managed to make an incredible event go off without a hitch. And we haven’t forgotten our long list of sponsors.
Awards Celebration May 2nd Awards Celebration May 2nd continues VID’s 62-year tradition in recognizing people and organizations with exceptional creds for advancing the progressive agenda. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet our most outstanding leaders and most dedicated grassroots nonprofits! Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 6:00 – 9:00PM Tio Pepe 168 West 4th StreetNew York, NY 10014 6:00pm Hors d’Oeuvres, Buffet Dinner, Drinks 7:00pm Awards Program 8:00pm Dessert and Conversation Honorees Honorable Corey Johnson, Speaker of the New York City Council True Blue NY & NO IDC Frieda Bradlow Questions? VillageDemsEvents@gmail.com TICKET PACKAGES Blue Governor- $1,000 2 tickets acknowledgment on invitation & program Blue Senator- $500 2 tickets acknowledgment on invitation & program Blue Assembly Member- $250 1 ticket acknowledgment on invitation & program Non-Member Tickets- $200 each VID Member Tickets- $125 each Online ticketing is now closed. Tickets are available for purchase at the door
The April 11 General Meeting Celebrated a Birthday, Two Unapposed District Leader Nominations and an Endorsement for Jumaane Williams The April 11th General Meeting also welcomed State Legislators Brad Hoylman and Deborah Glick and heard updates from seven committees. FULL MEETING MINUTES The meeting opened with President David Siffert blowing out the candles on his vegan birthday cupcake–Happy Birthday, Dave! Then the agenda was unanimously adopted. State Legislation Assemblymember Deborah Glick gave a speech on the passage of legislation in the Assembly, including the plastic bag ban, and a panel to determine the details on congestion pricing, with funds going to the MTA. Funding for electronic pollbooks passed, and funding for early voting sites, mostly upstate. Most importantly, some significant criminal justice reform was passed, including measures to ensure speedy trials and bail reform. Unfortunately, the pied-a-terre tax did not pass, but the millionaire tax was extended, and a mansion […]