Petitioning Launch

Petitioning Launch Breakfast This Saturday Start off your petitioning season right and join the VID, Congressman Jerry Nadler, and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney‘s team.  Pick up your Petitions! Bagels, loxs, and the schmear of your choosing Meet and greet with VID’ers Details When: This Saturday! March 3rd (Petitioning Starts March 6th) Time: 10am – 12pm Noon Where: VID HQ 26 Perry St, Basement Level Check out our new CALENDAR page to see dates and times you can pick up petitions. For Further Contact Tony Hoffmann – Tonyhoffmann26@gmail.com Laurie Hardjowirogo – Laurieh2ster@gmail.com Erik Bottcher – ebottcher@gmail.com VID President Erik Coler – ErikColer@gmail.com

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 […]

VID Officers for 2018 Elected at December Meeting

Erik Coler topped the list of VID Officers for 2018 as he was re-elected President Also elected at the December 14 meeting, as VID officers for 2018 were Vice Presidents, Jennifer Hoppe and two new Vice Presidents, Erik Bottcher and Laurie Hardjowirigo.  All three have been ardent campaigners for local candidates as well as frequent volunteers in Up-State New York, Pennsylvnia, Virginia and Georgia.  We are now, officially, infused with exceptional energy and Democratic commitment for another momentous year. At the January General Membership Meeting candidates for Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, and the Executive Committee will be elected. Other Topics […]

VID Moves Progressive Agendas

VID Moves Progressive Agendas with a host of initiatives At the April 13th meeting, President Erik Coler, Voter Outreach Chairs Tony Hoffmann and Laurie Hardjowirago and Environment Committee Chair confirmed that VID moves progressive agendas. Nat Johnson, of the Environmental Committee, reported on their three major projects: One is the VID Resolution passed by the Executive Committee promoting curbside compost pickup.  He read this to the membership and it was passed unanimously. Second is a thank-you letter to the Governor for forming the plastic bag recycle task force.  He said Cuomo had proposed an energy initiative to build renewable energy sources […]