May Membership Meeting

Virtual May Membership Meeting Passes Two Resolutions and Hosts Elected Leaders If you missed it you can listen to a recording of the full May Membership Meeting here.  Or you can read them here. Both the Worker Protection Resolution and the Animal Welfare Resolution passed unanimously, with a 15-0 mail-in vote after discussion at the virtual meeting.     Guest Speakers Congressman Nadler joined the meeting to discuss provisions of the HEROES ACT passed by Congress and headed to the Senate.  There was a thorough session of questions regarding the bill. Assemblymember Deborah Glick addressed the members about her “Killing Contest” bill […]

Petitioning Has Ended

VID petitioning has ended. The governor has announced that, due to the serious health concerns facing our state, he will curtail petitioning as of 5:00 PM on Tuesday and reduce the number of signatures needed to qualify to get on the ballot to 30% of the usual number. This is great news. The health of too many people was being jeopardized. VID is in excellent shape.  We have collected over 1000 signatures. All of our endorsed candidates will qualify to get on the ballot.  As with all things these days, election protocols are in discussion:  New York Officials Weigh Delaying April Primary […]

2020 Officers; NYS Candidate Endorsements

VID Elects 2020 Officers; NYS Candidate Endorsements at January 9th Meeting. David Siffert opened the 2020 Officers; NYS Candidate Endorsements meeting with a discussion about how to handle endorsing civil judge candidates in light of the fact that the County’s panel will not report out approved judges until the day after our February meeting.  He suggested three options: One, to hold a special meeting on the Tuesday after the regular meeting to address the endorsements. Two, to leave the endorsements to the Executive Committee. And three, to hold an extra long meeting on the normal date, February 13. and allow Exec to re-endorse […]

Thanks to Our True Blue Supporters

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 […]