On Thursday September 17th, the Village Independent Democrats met in St. John’s Church on Christopher Street. There were short reports on a variety of Democratic party primary elections, local political activities, Candles for Clemency, young voter outreach, Genetically Modified Organism food labeling, small business support legislation, and Public Advocate Leticia James’s proposal to divest New York City funds from gun sellers like Walmart. There was more detailed discussion with representatives of Lenox Health Greenwich Village (the former “Healthplex”) concerning present and future medical services there. Union representatives who are involved in potential, but not presently active, actions to unionize newly opened Mrs. Green’s supermarket also explained issues related to that business. — Alec Pruchnicki
Alec Pruchnicki is a member of the VID executive committee.