Your Voice · Your Vote · Your Village

Your Voice.
Your Vote.
Your Village.

About Us

Welcome!  Village Independent Democrats is a progressive and activist community organization of local Democrats and is committed to reform of the party, social justice, equality under law and the welfare of all.  VID works to reform city, state and national politics and to ensure that we have progressive political leadership, fair judges and forward-thinking policies. 

VID is open to anyone, wherever you live, and you are invited to participate as you choose.  We operate on the ground, knocking on doors for endorsed candidates, and by holding debates and forums for politicians and regarding reforms, and engaging with our elected leaders who speak at our meetings.

Born in 1957, VID has a long and colorful story as one of the longest-standing reform Democratic clubs in New York City.

GET CAUGHT UP WITH IMPORTANT ISSUES & EVENTS

 Check out VID's Take Action & Reading Library sections and
Remember to look for Upcoming Community Events too!

Washington Square FREE Summer Music Festival information HERE


  • Help VID Candidates Win in the June 25th Primary!

    Election Day is Tuesday, June 25, 2024
    Polls are open from 6 am to 9 pm. 

    Early Voting Period is June 15, 2024 - June 23, 2024.

    For more voting information click HERE

    Join us as we kick off the campaign season every weekend in June and help our endorsed candidates win in the upcoming June 25th primary! Volunteers are needed to help us hand out literature weekend mornings in June. West village and east village locations: Abingdon Square Saturdays from 9:30am-11:30am and West Side Market (3rd Ave & 11th St) on Sundays at 11am-1pm. 

    Even if you can only join us for an hour we need you! 

    Click HERE for more info
     
    Read more about the upcoming election HERE by VID's Ed Yutkowitz.

    Please note: Check back in August for Volunteer opportunities for the upcoming November 2024 election.


         
  

Poll Workers Needed!

Our District Leader, Jen Hoppe, has learned that our downtown poll sites will need poll workers for the general election in November. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Workers must arrive early and stay until votes are properly and securely reported. Training is required and will be conducted at the end of the summer. If you are interested in this paid position, contact Jen Hoppe here

 



CONGESTION PRICING IMPLEMENTATION "INDEFINITELY" PAUSED

Click HERE for updated information.