Sep 202016
 
Bakes and Buttons Support Buses to PA

Every Wednesday and Saturday bakes and buttons support buses to PA. The VID is sending buses with volunteers to Pennsylvania every Saturday from now until, and including, Election Day. If you cannot go the bus route, you can contribute to the cause in another way. Bakes and Buttons will be our tabling effort for the next weeks on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  We will be selling homemade baked goods, Hillary buttons, registering people to vote and recruiting volunteers for our buses.   Schedule Abingdon Square, opposite the Farmer’s Market Saturday, September 24 10-12 12-2PM Saturday, October 1 10-12 12-2PM Saturday, October 8 10-12 12-2PM Saturday, October 15 10-12 12-2PM Saturday, October 22 10-12 12-2PM Saturday, October 29 10-12 12-2PM Saturday, November 5 10-12 12-2PM Park at Seventh Avenue between 11 and 12 streets Wednesday, September 28 12:30 to 2:30 2:30 to 4 Wednesday, October 5 12:30 to 2:30 2:30 to 4 […]

Sep 062016
 
Let's Keep Pennsylvania Blue

JOIN THE FIGHT TO KEEP PENNSYLVANIA BLUE Help Democrats Get Out The Vote in a Battleground State New Yorkers have a wonderful opportunity to help a battleground state elect Democrats to the Presidency, Senate and House of Representatives in 2016. Every week from mid-September to Election Day, Democrats from New York will work with our neighbors in the KeyStone State to build support for Hillary Clinton for President; Katie McGinty for the U.S. Senate, and Rick Daugherty for Congress (15th CD). We’ll go door to door, house to house, and community to community to register and poll voters and encourage them to support Democrats. We’ve made similar efforts in past elections with great success. But it’s never been more important than it is now. Volunteers will travel by bus from New York City to Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley and neighborhoods in Philadelphia every Saturday: September 17 and 24; October 1, 8, […]

May 192016
 
Endorsed by VID in 2016

Eight Candidates Endorsed by VID for 2016 Federal and State Races With three separate primaries in New York, it’s been a busy year in politics.  Here’s our roster: Hillary Clinton-President Charles Schumer – Senate Jerry Nadler-Congress, 10th CD Carolyn Maloney- Congress,12th CD Brad Hoylman- State Senate,27th SD Deborah Glick- State Assembly, 66th AD Rachel Lavine- State Committeewoman, 66th Benjamin Yee- State Committeeman, 66th AD   June 28th Congressional Primary Deadlines MAIL REGISTRATION Application must be postmarked no later than June 3rd and received by a board of elections no later than June 8th to be eligible to vote in the Primary. IN PERSON REGISTRATION You may register at your local board of elections or any state agency participating in the National Voter Registration Act, on any business day throughout the year but, to be eligible to vote in the Congressional Primary, your application must be received no later than June 3rd. CHANGE […]

Mar 302016
 
VID's March Meeting

VID’s March Meeting featured reports on the gun violence forum, the Congressional primary, an early voting bill in the NYS legislature and the Algonquin Pipeline.  It ended with Club endorsements for Jerry Nadler, Carolyn Maloney, Charles Schumer and Hillary Clinton. See the full meeting minutes here.  [Revised ] President Nadine Hoffmann opened VID’s March meeting by welcoming Congressman Jerry Nadler, who is up for reelection.  He soon left, as he could not speak at the meeting. She then reported on the March 1 Women’s Issues forum at the Red Room, participated in by VID, DID, CODA, Manhattan Young Dems, and Councilwoman Rosie Mendez.  There had also been a forum on gun violence the day before, sponsored by the VID and VRDC, and featuring Keith Wright, Richard Aborn, Leah Gunn Barrett, and Scott Stringer, among others.  And she reminded the members about the upcoming Candidates Night on April 7.  See April […]