VID Was Well Represented at the Clemency Vigil

VID was well represented at the Clemency Vigil which took place by candle light on the evening of September 6th in Mt. Kisco, NY outside the home of Governor Andrew Cuomo.  Over 150 people participated. Its purpose was to try to convince the governor to start issuing clemencies to those inmates in the NYS correctional system who deserve them.  Many inmates have been incarcerated for long periods of time either for non-violent crimes or for serious crimes, but have unquestionably been rehabilitated.  As of today the governor hasn’t issued a single clemency.   The rally was organized by the Jim Owles […]

Minutes of January 2014

Posted here are the Minutes of January 2014.  Here are some highlights. David Kruger updated everyone about the anti-fracking bus trip to Albany on January 8th.  More press coverage from PBS station WSKG Keen Berger reported that Tim Gay has resigned at the Board of Elections, and will be replaced by Jamal Nelson, District Leader in Harlem.  Keen also announced that the transfer of 75 Morton Street from New York State to New York City for a middle school is still in the works. Jonathan Geballe reported on the lawsuit brought by the GVSHP vs. NYU, in which Deborah Glick is involved.  […]

VID Elected 2014 Officers

At the January 9, 2014 meeting, VID elected 2014 officers… after a stimulating and thorough forum led by Kate Press, Deputy National Field Director for J Street on Secretary of State John Kerry’s Initiative To Achieve a Two State Solution To The Israeli/Palestinian Issue, club members nominated and elected the remaining Officers and Executive Committee members for 2014.  VID elected 2014 officers include: Anthony Hoffmann, President Nat Johnson, Vice President Irene Kaufman, Vice President Katharine  Wolpe, Vice President Linda Jacobson, Treasurer Kathy  Slawinski, Recording Secretary Alexander Meadows, Corresponding Secretary Ed Yutkowitz, Corresponding Secretary Executive Committee Keen Berger, District Leader Jonathan Geballe, Past President […]

Nov 5 Countdown

Nov 5th Countdown

Dear VID Members & Friends Because there actually is an election on November 5th the VID campaign committee has put together a VID campaign to help elect our endorsed candidates.  Below you will find our planned activities.  Please contact either our campaign  chair, Peter Crosta, or Tony Hoffmann, and let us know how you can help.  Thank you. Subways- 5:00-6:30 PM Tuesday, 10/22  Sheridan Sq. Tuesday, 10/29 14th Street and 8th Avenue Abingdon Sq. Park- 10:00 am – 12:00 noon Saturday, 10/26 Saturday, 11/2 Phone Bank- 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Tuesday, 10/29- Home of Keen Berger- 130 Jane St. Apt. 1C.  Contact either Nadine Hoffmann or Katherine Slawinski […]