August 2018 Meeting Featured Updates from Congressman Jerry Nadler and Covered Primary Plans, Immigration, Environment and Gun Reform President Erik Coler opened the August 2018 Meeting with a request to insert the Immigration Resolution into the Agenda after the Committee Reports. This was unanimously approved along with the rest of the Agenda. He then announced there would be no September meeting as Primary Day falls on the normal second Thursday of the month and that that the County Committee meeting would most likely be held in the last week of August, according to Ben Yee. Keen Berger’s District Leader Report covered the race for Civil Court Judge by Robert Rosenthal, the VID endorsed candidate. Sheshe asked for volunteers. Nat Johnson gave the Environmental Committee Report next, filling us in on the planned tour of the Sims Municipal Recycling Center on September 20. The club is selling $3 reusable bags. Styrofoam […]
The $15 Minimum Wage was the subject of the Joint VID/Chelsea Reform Democratic Club Forum on Oct. 15th… with members of both clubs filling the Fulton Houses Community Center Auditorium at 413 Ninth Avenue. VID President Nadine Hoffmann and CRDCNYC President Michael Schreiber welcomed panelists NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, Small Business advocate Attorney Steve Barrison and Queens Center for Progress Executive Director, Charles Houston, each with different reference points regarding the $15 minimum wage. Also attending the Forum was State Senator Brad Hoylman, a ranking member of the Environmental Conservation Committee, who spoke on the need to force the State and General Electric not to dismantle the dredging equipment that has been removing PCB’s from the Hudson River. Between 1947 and 1977, GE had dumped an estimated 1.3 million pounds of PCB’s into the river from it’s manufacturing plants north of Albany. Studies have indicated that only 65% of the removal work has been completed. He urged everyone to […]
Clinton Wins Village Bean Poll Adding to Her Victories in a Very Big Week, Conducted by Nadine and Tony Hoffman, Jenifer Hoppe, Linda Jacobson and Kathy Slawinsky on October 24th at Astor Place in Greenwich Village, 292 respondents gave Hillary Clinton a narrow edge over Bernie Sanders. Martin O’Malley got traunced. And, here are the actual tallies: Hillary Clinton: 142 Bernie Sanders: 139 Martin O’Malley: 11 Don’t forget the Democratic Presidential Candidate Forum on Sunday, Nov. 1st at 2PM at the SVA Theater, 333 West 23rd St.