Standing Up and Being Counted

The start of the New Year was all about standing up and being counted… Throughout Manhattan VID Members and friends gathered to support progressive agendas.  At the January 11 General Meeting, Erik Coler got the ball rolling on standing up and being counted by introducing his newest idea – posting anti-Trump fliers in coffee shops to stimulate membership in VID.  [Meeting Minutes Here] This meeting also hosted NYS Comptroller Tom DeNapoli who regaled the club with a speech congratulating Jerry Nadler, Brad Hoylman, Deborah Glick, and others. He complimented the VID holiday party and spoke of the intricacies of the comptroller’s office and the […]

First VID 2017 Endorsements

Following an informative and very well attended forum on April 5th, VID’s first 2017 Endorsements made on April 13th VID members were well-prepared for their first 2017 Endorsements following a Candidates Night with more than 125 people in attendance and 17 candidates for City Council Districts 1,2 and 3 and for District Leader positions for the 66th AD, Parts A and B,  At the April 13th General Meeting where the endorsements took place, members were free to make statements for or against candidates, with voting to follow. Here are the results: For City Council District 1, Chris Marte won over incumbent Margaret […]

Candidates Night

CITY COUNCIL & DISTRICT LEADER CANDIDATES NIGHT – SECOND UPDATE CANDIDATES NIGHT Wednesday, April 5th, 6pm – 10pm  Judson Memorial Church Enter at 239 Thompson St.  RSVP IN ADVANCE BY CLICKING HERE Hear all City Council candidates for Districts 1,2,and 3 and all District Leaders candidates for the 66th AD, Parts A and B speak about their campaign for your vote on Primary Day, September 12th.   Click Here to Find out your City Council District Sponsored by:  Village Independent Democrats, Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Village Reform Democratic Club  Candidates in Order of Their Appearance 6:30 pm: Dashia Imperiale – Candidate for […]

VID Officer Elections Complete

VID Officer Elections completed on Jan. 12th In a well-attended meeting which also featured a thorough presentation on how to protect rent-stabilized tenants, VID members voted for the remaining slate of Officers and the 2017 Executive Committee.  Now, VID Officer Elections are complete. President  Erik Coler Vice Presidents Jen Hoppe Laurie Hardjowirogo Barbara Ruether Treasurer Tony Hoffmann Recording Secretary Kathy Slawinski Corresponding Secretaries Jonathan Geballe Ed Yutkowitz Fmr. President Nadine Hoffmann Executive Committee Members Alec Pruchniki Erik Bottcher Nat Johnson Linda Jacobson Chaim Leggiere Nancy Shamban Frieda Bradlow Franny Leggiere Susan Gottesman Eli Hausknecht Katharine Wolpe Tom Connor Marlene Nadle Lois Rakoff […]