2017 S.V.A. Supporters
N.Y.C. Council Speaker Melissa M. Viverito
"Meli-Mar" Ran Unsuccessfully for N.Y.C. Public Advocate
Queerly, although Melissa "Meli-Mar" Viverito ran into several SVA-ers, including the S.V.A. director Willson Henderson and the S.V.A. general manager AnDre Christie (whom she has collectively known for fifteen years), at several New York City Public Advocate P/A forums, including at the Manhattan G.L.B.T. Community Center, neither she nor any of her campaign staffers ever contacted the S.V.A. (although they lied and said they would) -- much less take a campaign ad on the popular S.V.A. website. All that was quite foolish -- Meli-Mar finished a distant third place (with merely 11% of the vote). In sharp contrast, for example, several P/A candidates attended S.V.A. monthly meetings in January or February. In sharpest contrast, one had a sit-down, productive and interesting supper meeting (his smart idea) with S.V.A. officials at a City Hall restaurant ("Pan Quotiene") of his choosing. His name is Jumaane -- the P/A winner!
The STONEWALL Rebellion Veterans Association receives the annual staff-penned, rubber-stamped letter of recogniton and alleged appreciation from Council Speaker Melissa Viverito; however, the envelope is always void of a check -- something that would actually help the non-profit, with bills, S.V.A. It's an ungrateful gesture particularly for the only G.L.B.T. organization that wanted her in the NYC Council in the first place and the only G.L.B.T. group that actually made it a reality!
Council Speaker Melissa Viverito's Letter to the STONEWALL Vets
S.V.A. Received a Letter of Praise from Miss Viverito
(but the envelope was missing the S.V.A. sponsorship form or any 'dinero' for SVA's projects)
[PLACE] Meli-Mar's 2014 letter here!
Council Speaker Melissa Viverito Induction Ceremony
The triumphant and wonderful event of the induction of Melissa Mark-Viverito as the new and improved Council Speaker of the New York City Council was held on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Hostos Community College in The Bronx, NYC. The STONEWALL Veterans' Association was represented by its founder Williamson Henderson, executive director Bill Miranda Salzman, office manager AnDre M. Christie.......
Councilwoman Melissa M. Viverito's Letter of Praise to the S.V.A.
[S.V.A. has it; will be posted sooner or later; probably the latter!]
Councilwoman Viverito Meets with the S.V.A. Again
2008 Letter from Councilmember Melissa Vee to the S.V.A.
[Flyer will be placed here for Melisssa as Guest Speaker.]
Letter from Councilmember Melissa will be posted!
Proclamation from Councilmember Viverito to be posted!
The proclamation has been size-reduced and copied and mailed to members.
Melissa's Democratic Primary Night Victory for N.Y.C. Council
Victoriously pictured above are: AnDre Christie, Melissa Viverito and Williamson Henderson