Gerrymandering Dominates Discussion at June 8 Meeting

Redistricting on Steroids is the gerrymandering model David Daley revealed in his June 8th appearance at VID Erik introduced Dave Daley, author of “Ratf**ked;  the True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy”.  He delivered a riveting talk on how the Republicans took over in 2010 by using computer modeling to gerrymander and steal elections.  Gerrymandering, which can be traced back to at least 1788, has resulted in 69 of 99 state legislatures and both houses in 35 states to be controlled by Republicans in a country in which both parties are pretty evenly represented, with Democrats slightly ahead.  […]

Petitioning

VID Petitioning Kickoff Breakfast, Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM VID Headquarters, 26 Perry Street, Lower Lever The VID began petitioning to get our endorsed NYS candidates – Brad Hoylman- State Senate,27th SD; Deborah Glick- State Assembly, 66th AD; Rachel Lavine- State Committeewoman, 66th and Benjamin Yee- State Committeeman, 66th AD – on the ballot Tuesday, June 7th.  On Thursday, June 9th petitions will be available at the VID General Membership Meeting at 83 Christopher Street.  On Saturday, June 11 petitions will be available at the kickoff breakfast (compliments of Assemblywoman Deborah Glick) at our 26 Perry St. headquarters from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM.  All petitioners are […]

Endorsed by VID in 2016

Eight Candidates Endorsed by VID for 2016 Federal and State Races With three separate primaries in New York, it’s been a busy year in politics.  Here’s our roster: Hillary Clinton-President Charles Schumer – Senate Jerry Nadler-Congress, 10th CD Carolyn Maloney- Congress,12th CD Brad Hoylman- State Senate,27th SD Deborah Glick- State Assembly, 66th AD Rachel Lavine- State Committeewoman, 66th Benjamin Yee- State Committeeman, 66th AD   June 28th Congressional Primary Deadlines MAIL REGISTRATION Application must be postmarked no later than June 3rd and received by a board of elections no later than June 8th to be eligible to vote in the Primary. IN PERSON […]

April Membership Meeting

VID’s April Membership Meeting covered petitioning results, Candles for Clemency, the AIM Pipeline, 45 Rivington St. AND endorsements for NYS candidates. MINUTES The meeting opened with a reminder from President Nadine Hoffmann about the Hillary fundraiser on May 12 cosponsored by Renee Feinberg at 303 Mercer.  A vote was taken to support the Washington Square Park Music Festival fundraiser on May 8 at the Greenwich Village Music School.  Nadine further reported that former member and supporter Marilyn Appelson remembered VID in her will. Tony Hoffmann of the Campaign Committee thanked everyone who participated in the petitioning effort reporting that VID had […]