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.


 

NY ACTION! 

Contact your reps to vote YES on Plastic Reduction and Reuse Bills!
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HERE.

More information about the
Bigger Bottle Bill and the Packaging Reduction and Recycling Infrastructure Act 
HERE.
Additional environmental issues and actions HERE.


Get caught up with important issues and events!

 Check out VID's Take Action section
for ways you can help support the issues that are important to you

And Check out VID's Reading Library 
to learn about or catch up with important issues

Remember to look for Upcoming Community Events too!

 


CONGESTION PRICING 

Starting June 30, 2024, vehicles entering the Congestion Relief Zone in Manhattan—local streets and avenues at or below 60 Street—will be charged a toll.  SEE NEW CONGESTION PRICING WEBSITE HERE.

The toll amount will depend on the type of vehicle, time of day, whether any crossing credits apply, and the method of payment. For example, passenger vehicles with E-ZPass will be charged $15 in the peak period and $3.75 overnight, once daily. Visit the MTA website for more details on toll rates. 

E-ZPass is the best and cheapest way to pay the toll. Most drivers will be able to pay with their existing E-ZPass tag and account. If you already have an E-ZPass account, make sure it is up to date with your current license plate number as this will be needed for appropriate discounts, exemptions, and crossing credits. If you do not have an account, you can sign up for one on the E-ZPass website.

For more information, please see the press release HERE regarding the Central Business District Tolling Program (CBDTP)  - a/k/a Congestion Pricing

Applications for Discount and Exemption Plans Now Available Online

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