On Thursday March 13, the Village Independent Democrats met at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 83 Christopher Street. It started with reports from Keen Berger, Democratic Party District Leader, and Alan Shulkin, State Democratic Committee member on a variety of city and state legislative issues. It was followed by a presentation and book signing by John Strausbaugh author of The Village: 400 Years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals and Rogues- A History of Greenwich Village.
The membership unanimously voted to support three resolutions requesting the restoration of bus services on University Place, supporting landmarking of LGBT historical sites, and asking Democrats in the state senate who are voting with the Republicans to rejoin the Democratic caucus. A fourth resolution urging the City Council to divest pension funds from fossil fuel companies was held over until next month when further details will be available. Last month the club endorsed Representatives Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler for re-election. The next meeting will be on April 10th at the same location at 6:30.
Alec Pruchnicki is a member of the VID executive committee.