Democracy for NYC (DFNYC) is committed to the ideals espoused by Democracy for America, the organization founded by Howard Dean, and the national network of local coalition groups dedicated to the same.
We work both locally and nationally to ensure that fiscally responsible and socially progressive candidates are elected at all levels of government. We develop innovative ways to advocate for the issues that matter to our members and support legislation which has a positive effect in our communities. We promote transparency and ethical practices in government. We engage people in the political process and give them the tools to organize, communicate, mobilize, and enact change on the local, state, and national level.
You can download our bylaws here.
DFNYC Special Events Event:Vote Now in DFNYC Endorsements - Until Tues. Aug. 26 Tue Aug 26 @11:00PM - 11:59PM
Community Event:Phonebanking - Wednesdays & Sundays Wed Aug 27 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Community Event:NY State Primary Election Day Tue Sep 09 @ 6:00AM - 09:00PM
DFNYC is proud to join with the National Action Network and other progressive groups around the city in a march to protest police brutality and demand justice for the family of Eric Garner. As citizens of this city, we cannot and will not stand by while a culture of fear is growing around us. Eric Garner is not deceased today because he was selling loose cigarettes on a street corner. He is deceased because he was a 300lb black man and the police were afraid of him and used extreme tactics, and he was afraid of them as well. We must have greater tolerance, compassion and understanding among all our citizens. We cannot allow the NYPD to be afraid of young people of color and single them out for extreme measures, and we cannot allow these young people to be afraid of the NYPD.
On Saturday, August 23rd we will be meeting in Staten Island, down the street from the ferry at St George's terminal, to march to the offices of the Staten Island District Attorney and then to the site where Garner died. Buses will be leaving from Brooklyn and New Jersey at 9 a.m., and the rest of us will be taking the ferry and meeting at the St. George's terminal at 11:30 a.m.
Please join us. We must promote better understanding among citizens and the police not just in NYC but in the country as a whole.
|Location : Staten Island (Bay St at Victory St, down the street fro St, George's Terminal)
|Directions from SI Ferry Staten Island terminal to march start site: When exiting the SI Ferry terminal make a left on Richmond Terrace. Richmond Terrace turns into Bay St. Stay on Bay St and end at Victory St. (roughly a 12 min. walk)|
Democracy for New York City is ten years old!!
Please join us as we celebrate a decade of progressive political activism in New York City. Gov. Howard Dean is our special guest speaker at our 10th annivesary bash on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014!
Purchase tickets here.
Meet Zephyr Teachout, candidate for governor and Tim Wu, candidate for Lt. Governor. They will have petitions available for you to sign if you want to help them make the ballot.
Voting is now open for DFNYC's early endorsement vote for NY State Attorney General.
You are eligible to vote if you have been to 2 DFNYC events since Nov. 15 of 2011.
Click here for the ballot. (Apologies for the broken link in the March 18 email; we're having a problem with Constant Contact.)