VID Forum on School Options a Success

Many new faces at VID Forum on School Options Charter schools, public schools, parental and community schools all got lots of attention at VID’s General Membership Meeting on November 13.  Discussions about public funding (they all are publicly funded), parent and community involvement (a must) and Department of Education bureaucracy (usually a detriment to quick action and cheaper materials) was enlightening. One of most contentious issues was the inequality between charter and non-charter public schools over additional funding and extra resources. Many argued, also, that co-location of schools in the same building often leads to reduced space for non-charters and a sense […]

February 24 General and Endorsement Meeting

VID’s February 24 General and Endorsement Meeting  held at 6:30 PM, at St. John’s Lutheran Church – Meeting Room-83 Christopher St. The originally scheduled forum entitled The Power to Change: Clean Energy and the Future of New York City has been postponed.  Watch for announcement of new date and place.       Agenda:  (February 24 Membership Meeting Minutes) 1- District Leader Reports– Keen Berger, Arthur Schwartz 2- Committee Reports 3-  Candidates Forum and Endorsements 10th Congressional District 12th Congressional District 4-   Four resolutions will also be reviewed at this meeting:   Resolution opposing bill in US Senate that would automatically place sanctions on Iran in six months if nuclear discussions fail- Ed […]

Small Business, Trans-Pacific Partnership, Military Sexual Assaults , Filibuster and Campaign Finance Reform

At VID’s December meeting the major topics were Small Business, Trans-Pacific Partnership, Sexual Assaults in Military, Filibuster and Campaign Finance Reform   Village Independent Democrats approved one letter and three resolutions at the Dec 12th meeting.  You can read them by clicking below.  Sharon Woolums introduced the resolution on Small Business Jobs Survival Act; Alec Pruchnicki and Ron Illardo presented points in opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the resolution.  Club President Tony Hoffmann reviewed the points made in the letter to Sen Reid regarding his recent reform of Senate Filibusters and the Resolution for Sen. Gillibrand favoring her approach in legislation […]