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 […]

Jan 102019
 

The Public Advocate Candidates Forum 2019 Featured 17 Candidates and Nine Clubs Held at the LGBT Center on West 13th St, the Public Advocate Candidates Forum 2019 attracted hundreds of activist voters with no shortage of questions to ask of the candidates.  And, the well-credentialed roster was certainly up for the task.  VID endorsed Benjamin Yee for Public Advocate, in a members-only meeting following the Forum. Candidates The candidates included, in order of appearance, Jared Rich, an Attorney;  Nomiki Konst, a progressive activist and watchdog journalist; Raphael Espinal, NYC Council;  Danny O’Donnell, member of the NYS Assembly;  Dawn Smalls, an Attorney; Daniel Christmann, business owner; Ron Kim, member of the NYS Assembly; David Eisenbach, a history professor at Columbia University; Benjamin Yee, activist and State Committee member; Jumaane Williams, NYC Council; Theo Chino, businessman; Ofeoma Ike, activist, former deputy executive director of the de Blasio administration’s Young Men’s Initiative; Sami Desu, journalist turned […]

Apr 302017
 
UPDATE:  Candidates Night Round 2

Candidates Night Round 2 features Mayor, Comptroller, Public Advocate, District Attorney and Manhattan Borough President Candidates On Tuesday, May 2nd Candidates Night Round 2 will occur at the LGBT Center, 208 West 13th St. beginning at 6:30 PM. Co-Sponsored by Village Independent Democrats, The Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Village Reform Democrats, CODA, Chelsea Reform Democratic Club and DID this forum follows the very successful first round which included candidates for City Council. Candidates Attending: Mayoral Candidates Sal Albanese Bill De Blasio Robert Gangi Michael Tolkin Public Advocate David C. Eisenbach Leticia James NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer District Attorney Cy Vance

Apr 022017
 
Candidates Night

CITY COUNCIL & DISTRICT LEADER CANDIDATES NIGHT – SECOND UPDATE CANDIDATES NIGHT Wednesday, April 5th, 6pm – 10pm  Judson Memorial Church Enter at 239 Thompson St.  RSVP IN ADVANCE BY CLICKING HERE Hear all City Council candidates for Districts 1,2,and 3 and all District Leaders candidates for the 66th AD, Parts A and B speak about their campaign for your vote on Primary Day, September 12th.   Click Here to Find out your City Council District Sponsored by:  Village Independent Democrats, Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Village Reform Democratic Club  Candidates in Order of Their Appearance 6:30 pm: Dashia Imperiale – Candidate for  CityCouncil District 1 6:45 pm: Jasmin Sanchez – Candidate for City Council District 2 7:00 pm: Terri Cude – Female District Leader Candidate for 66th AD, Part B 7:07 pm: Dennis Gault – Male District Leader Candidate for 66th AD, Part B 7:14 pm: Arthur Schwartz – Male District […]