At the VID General Meeting and Club Election December 11, …the membership heard statements from Nadine Hoffmann, Jim Fouratt, candidates for President and Tom Connor, Katharine Wolpe, Linda Jacobson, Irene Kaufman and Jim Fouratt, candidates for Vice President. A donation to the 9th Precinct Community Council for their annual Children’s Holiday Party was approved and a resolution on Government Action Against Climate Change was adopted. See VILLAGE INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATS_Dec-2014_Minutes for more details…or visit The Villager to see their coverage. The membership voted Nadine Hoffmann as the 2015 President; and Katharine Wolpe, Linda Jacobson and Irene Kaufman, as 2015 Vice Presidents. Elections for Treasurer, Recording Secretary, Two Corresponding Secretaries and fifteen at-large members to the Executive Committee will occur at the January 8th meeting. Additional to the General Meeting and Club Election December 11, was the “Net Neutrality” Forum. You can read about the guest speaker, Tim Wu and view the video here.
UPDATE: “Net Neutrality and You” — Tim Wu Speaks at Village Independent Democrats on Fair and Open Internet On Thursday, December 11, Tim Wu gave VID members and guests a thorough picture of Net Neutrality and its issues. Here, The Internet Society – New York Chapter captures the evening: Tim Wu coined the expression “Net Neutrality” – the principle that Internet service providers should offer equal access to all content and applications and equal service to all users. While the Obama administration embraces this concept and considers the internet a public utility, there are powerful lobbies and a Republican-dominated Congress that could block or severely modify Net Neutrality. Professor Wu’s talk will explain how net neutrality benefits American consumers and the American economy. Tim Wu is an author, policy advocate, professor at Columbia Law School, fellow at the New America Foundation, and contributing editor at The New Republic and […]