VID votes NO on Proposition 1 after a spirited debate.
This proposition to appear on the Nov. 4th ballot would amend the states redistricting procedure. VID’s guests were Dick Dadey, Executive Director of Citizens Union, NYC, speaking in favor of the amendment and Susan Lerner, Executive Director of Common Cause, NY, speaking in opposition.
There was a very comprehensive debate between Susan and Dick as to the pros and cons of the proposal. This was followed by a discussion by the members, noting that this involved a constitutional amendment and could not be easily undone. There were questions about the complexity of the amendment and why it was on the ballot now. When the vote was taken, it was unanimous–VID votes NO on Proposition 1.
See the full meeting minutes – VID General Meeting Minutes_2014-9-11