Oct 162019
 
October 2019 Meeting

VID’s October 2019 Meeting Covered the County Committee, Early Voting, the New York Health Act and a Vote on the Five Ballot Proposals for NYC Charter Revisions. President David Siffert opened the October 2019 meeting with an account of the recent County Committee meeting, saying the acting chair had refused to count votes, upsetting Arthur Schwartz, the law co-chair of the County Committee and our District Leader, who tried to make the process fair.  There will be no elections for two years, so David warned us we must get our ducks in a row. The New York Health Act Forum was a fabulous success, organized by Alec Pruchnicky and featuring Assemblyman Dick Gottfried and Senator Gustavo Rivera.  Other panelists included: Dr. Mary O’Brien with Physicians for a National Health Program; Kim Behrens, RN with Physicians for a National Health Program and New York State Nurses Association and Dr. Margaret Flowers […]

Aug 232019
 
Health Care Forum

The Future of Health Care in New York: A Forum The New York State Senate and Assembly will take up the New York Health Act, a bill sponsored by Assemblymember Dick Gottfried and Senator Gustavo Rivera. The New York Health Act would implement single-payer healthcare in New York, ensuring every New Yorker will have reliable health insurance coverage. Learn How This Bill Could Affect You and Your Family! Sunday, October 6 2:30pm Doors Open, 3pm-5pm Program, 5pm-6pm Open Q&A Elisabeth Irwin High School 40 Charlton Street Free with RSVP: https://forms.gle/4UV8RfZyM3TvvnEm9 Featured Speakers: • State Senator Gustavo Rivera, Chair, NYS Senate Committee on Health • Assemblymember Richard Gottfried, Chair, NYS Assembly Committee on Health Prominent elected officials and leading public health professionals will also participate. List of Sponsors (in formation): Village Independent Democrats, Coalition for a District Alternative, Samuel J. Tilden Democratic Club. For more information, contact president@villagedems.org or go to […]