Grab Those Green Sheets and Petition With Tilden! Wrap up of this month’s meeting

We have many opportunities for petitioning fun during the next few weeks. On Monday, June 23rd, starting at 4:45 pm, we will be pounding the pavement in front of D’Agostino’s on Third Avenue at 25th Street. On Thursday, June 26th, starting at 4:45 we will be getting lots of signatures in front of Hane restaurant (south east corner of First Avenue and 20th Street in Stuyvesant Town).
In addition to petitioning with Tilden, you can also join our sister club, the Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Club, since they are carrying the same petitions as we are. They have identified some dates when they will be petitioning in Tilden’s neighborhood, including: Saturday June 21 from 2-4 pm at the northeast corner of 23rd Street and 2nd Avenue (State Senator Brad Hoylman will be there). On Tuesday June 24, from 5:30-7:30 pm, they will be in front of Dagostino’s on Third Avenue and 25th Street, then at Gristede’s (Second Avenue at 29th Street) on Wednesday June 25 from 5:30-7:30 pm.
Thanks to everyone who attended this week’s Monthly Meeting. In addition to treats and beverages, we dealt with three substantive issues. Stanley Wilson, from the Council of School Administrators and Supervisors, spoke to us about the issue of some veterans not receiving credit for time served when having their pensions calculated. Tildenites asked a variety of questions that allowed us to learn more about the issue. Following the presentation and Q&A members voted unanimously in favor of a supportive resolution. The evening included a discussion of a proposal to ask the City Council to consider divesting from publicly-traded fossil fuel companies. We will ask a speaker to attend our meeting in the fall since the issue needed more discussion. One of the Club’s continuing areas of interest – charging children under a certain height or age for bus rides – was also discussed. Assembly member Rosenthal has introduced legislation to resolve the matter after years of hard work –often led by Tilden’s own Shelley Winfield. We will invite the Assembly member to speak with us in the fall.
Please note that our Annual Toys for Tots luncheon has been moved to December 14, 2014. We will be having lots of fun at Paul & Jimmy’s. More news on that later!