VID General Meeting Minutes – November 14, 2013

Summary of VID’s General Meeting Minutes of November 2013. You can view the full meeting minutes of November 2013 here:  VID Membership Meeting of November 14, 2013  To view all available VID Minutes type that word in the Search Box in the VID banner at the top of  any page. President Tony Hoffman opened the meeting with the announcement of the passing away of Nan Robinson.  He also spoke about the meeting held the evening before by the Greenwich Village […]

Understanding the Affordable Care Act – Topic at July Membership Meeting

Learn more about the Affordable Care Act at July Membership Meeting on Thursday, July 11th at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 83 Christopher Street, 6:30 PM. Please Note earlier Starting Time Here’s the meeting agenda: 1.  District Leaders Reports– Keen Berger, Jonathan Geballe 2- Campaign Update- Peter Crosta, Lucia Fedora and David Kruger a- Petitioning Summary b- County Committee Summary c- Campaign Plans (61 days to primary day)  3- Report of Committee Chairs Education- Ann Kjelberg and Irene Kaufman Voter Registration/Community Outreach- Celia Wu Housing Committee- […]

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Congressman Jerrold Nadler briefed VID on gun control, the debt ceiling, tax code changes and entitlements

Coverage provided by Katharine Wolpe Congressman Jerrold Nadler briefed VID on the prognosis for gun control, the debt ceiling,  tax code changes and entitlement legislation facing the current Congress.  First, he predicted that there would be not be much chance for passage of meaningful gun control legislation because of the powerful NRA, which lobbies for gun manufacturers. Then he discussed fiscal issues in some detail.  To reduce the budget deficit, Republicans want to cut entitlements (Social Security, Medicare, SSI, veterans’ […]