On Thursday March 10th, the Village Independent Democrats met at St. John’s Church on Christopher Street. Keen Berger reported on national and local election issues and club President Nadine Hoffman reported on club activities and state proposals to bring early voting to New York State. Tony Hoffman reported on plans for petitioning, which is needed for candidates to get on the election ballot. Nat Johnson reported on a range of environmental issues. Tom Connor brought up the issue of protecting rent-controlled tenants in New York. Jen Hoppe reported on the gala and fundraiser to be held at Tio Pepe restaurant on April 28th.After extensive discussions, the club endorsed several candidates. They were: Jerry Nadler and Carol Maloney for Congress, Charles Schumer (cousin of Amy Schumer) for Senate, and Hillary Clinton for President (by a 19 to 9 vote over Bernie Sanders).
The next meeting will be on Thursday April 14, and there will an endorsement vote for NY Assembly 66 (Deborah Glick vs. Arthur Schwartz), Senate District 27 (Brad Hoylman) and state committee representatives.
Alec Pruchnicki is a member of the VID executive committee.