Aug 232019
 
Health Care Forum

The Future of Health Care in New York: A Forum The New York State Senate and Assembly will take up the New York Health Act, a bill sponsored by Assemblymember Dick Gottfried and Senator Gustavo Rivera. The New York Health Act would implement single-payer healthcare in New York, ensuring every New Yorker will have reliable health insurance coverage. Learn How This Bill Could Affect You and Your Family! Sunday, October 6 2:30pm Doors Open, 3pm-5pm Program, 5pm-6pm Open Q&A Elisabeth Irwin High School 40 Charlton Street Free with RSVP: https://forms.gle/4UV8RfZyM3TvvnEm9 Featured Speakers: • State Senator Gustavo Rivera, Chair, NYS Senate Committee on Health • Assemblymember Richard Gottfried, Chair, NYS Assembly Committee on Health Prominent elected officials and leading public health professionals will also participate. List of Sponsors (in formation): Village Independent Democrats, Coalition for a District Alternative, Samuel J. Tilden Democratic Club. For more information, contact president@villagedems.org or go to […]

Aug 212019
 
The Path to Freedom: Decarceration in Trump’s America

Decarceration Forum Join us in discussing how to reduce the number of people incarcerated in our prisons. Saturday, September 14, 2019 3:00pm to 6:00pm (Doors at 2:30pm) Elisabeth Irwin High School, 40 Charlton Street Free with RSVP: https://forms.gle/aij3VUGBkn6HEUjg9 FB: Link https://www.facebook.com/events/2406488353010838/ A panel discussion with: Moderator: Justice (ret.) Emily Jane Goodman Hon. Helen Rosenthal, Councilmember, 6th District Mark Shervington, Statewide Community Organizer, Release Aging People from Prison Lucy Lang, Executive Director, Center for Innovation in Prosecution at John Jay College of Criminal Justice Tina Luongo, Attorney-In-Charge, Legal Aid NYC Criminal Defense Practice Introductory remarks by David Siffert, President, Village Independent Democrats; Allen Roskoff, Co-Chair, Candles for Clemency and President, Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club; and Kathy Slawinski, Recording Secretary, Village Independent Democrats. Sponsors (in formation): Coalition for a District Alternative, Downtown Independent, Democrats, Gramercy-Stuvesant Independent Democrats, Hell’s Kitchen Democrats, Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, United Democratic Organization, Village Independent Democrats. For […]