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.
Community Event:Bus trip to Anti-Hydrofracking protest in Albany 6/17 Mon Jun 17 @ 8:00AM - 06:00PM
Community Event:Norman Siegel Interview with Authors of the Book: Lead Wars: The Politics of Science and the Fate of America's Children Wed Jun 19 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Community Event:Primary Election Day Tue Sep 10 @ 6:00AM - 09:00PM
Community Event:Primary Election Day - NYC Tue Sep 10 @ 6:00AM - 09:00PM
Democracy for NYC is proud to announce endorsements in several 2013 races. For endorsement rules, win number, etc., click here. A big thank you to our vote counters (DFA activists in other states) Jeff Gardner and Franco Caliz.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families after the tragedy at the Boston marathon.
The Ballot is Here! Voting in DFNYC's endorsements is open now until Tuesday, April 16, 5:00 P.M. (Extended due to tax day.) Click here to read our endorsement rules and fill out your ballot.
Photos from DFNYC's Annual Bash - Click here for photos from DFNYC's Annual Bash w/Gustavo Rivera, Liz Holtzman & Melissa Mark Viverito at Chelsea Manor this past Wednesday, April 10th. Click here to make a contribution!
Thank you to Won Tamura for graphic design.
Join us for three important events:
DFNYC Mayoral Forum with Act Now NY and Living Liberally
Forum - Race for NYC Mayor 2013
RSVP Required: (Space is limited) Act Now NY is collecting RSVPs - click here!
Participation Guidelines: This is a forum for candidates running in the Democratic primary. Click here for our guidelines to determine candidate participation.
Invited Candidates, in alphabetical order: (* Confirmed)
Bill de Blasio*
Gov. Howard Dean was at The Strand Bookstore this evening, with David Burstein, author of the book Fast Future.
Here's Gov. Dean pictured with DFNYCers Richard Wallner, Matt Ward, Merle McEldowney, Tracey Keij-Denton, and Dan Kinber.
Click here for more info about the event and David's book. We learned of this event only recently, and sent it to our Alerts list. If you'd like to be on the DFNYC alerts list, please email us at info-at-dfnyc.org.