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This Tuesday is the most important election day of our lives!  Lets get everyone we know out to vote!  

(1) Get Out the Vote for Hillary Clinton in Pennsylvania and elsewhere

       ~SaturdaySunday, and Election Day! From Midtown, Brooklyn, Queens, & Bronx
        ~Make Calls from HomeDFA-Dialer hosted by Democracy for America - click here
(2) Get Out the Vote for Zephyr Teachout in NY19!      

(3)  Get Out the Vote for NY State Senate Candidates-- take back the Senate!
(4) Election Night Parties! Incl. Hillary Clinton national victory party @Javits Center!
(5) Progressive Awards Gala honoring Jim Brennan and Kate Linker Dec. 13th!


Hello members and supporters of Democracy for New York City!  Tuesday is the most important election day of our lives!  We must do everything we can to Get Out the Vote!!

(1) Get Out the Vote for Hillary Clinton in PA and elsewhere!  Canvassing, Phone Banking, Text-A-Thons!


This weekend is the critical GOTV time in the Presidential race.  It is very important to get as many people as possible to swing states, which include Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Ohio, North Carolina and Virginia.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is organizing bus trips from New York, also on SundayMonday andTuesday from several locations in 4 boroughs:

Manhattan (9th Ave between 34th and 35th Streets) - Click here to sign up.

Brooklyn (300 Cadman Plaza West) - Click here to sign up.

Bronx (Bronx Supreme Court, Walton Ave between 158th and 161st Streets) - Click here to sign up.

Queens (Queens Democrats, 7250 Austin Street, Forest Hills) - Click here to sign up.


The KEEP PA BLUE Coalition, which includes Greater NY for Change, Village Independent Democrats and others are sponsoring bus trips to the Lehigh Valley area of PA this weekend and through Tuesday with our neighbors in the KeyStone State to build support for Hillary Clinton for President; Katie McGinty for the U.S. Senate, and Rick Daugherty for Congress (15th CD).


Volunteers will travel by bus from New York City to Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley and neighborhoods in Philadelphia both days this weekend and election day, November 8.

Buses will begin boarding at Union Square at 8:30 am and depart at 9 am. Return buses will leave Pennsylvania at  5:30 pm. The trips are about 90 miles, or two hours or so, from New York City. Traffic permitting, we'll be back at Union Square by 8 pm. ADA buses will be available with advance notices.

Sign up right now for this Saturday and future Saturdays:  http://www.keeppablue.com/


Make Calls from Home to Stop Trump & Take Back Congress

     ~DFA-Dialer hosted by Democracy for America

Democracy for NYC is a local group of Democracy for America, the organizations tarted by Howard Dean after his presidential campaign in 2004. DFA is a nationwide organization with headquarters in Vermont. They are running a great GOTV program for volunteers - the DFA Dialer. You make calls to voters from home. You just need a phone and a computer. There is training provided, and you will be helping get out the vote for Hillary, as well as progressive Democrats running for Congress.  To learn more or join, visit this link:



ColorofChange.org is sponsoring a Text-A-Thon in Manhattan on Sunday afternoon to help GOTV in black and Latino communities.  The first two events they did in Brooklyn have been quite successful. 

What: Text-A-Thon to Get Out the Vote!
When: Sunday Afternoon, November 6 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where:  Civil Hall, 156 5th Avenue (in Chelsea)
(Remember to bring your phone!)

To RSVP and for more info:
For more http://act.colorofchange.org/survey/Textathon_NYC_finaldays/?t=1&akid=6510.1839364.Huszsi

(2) Get Out the Vote for Zephyr Teachout in NY 19th District

Zephyr Teachout is running for Congress in the 19th District upstate.  Zephyr is a longtime friend and supporter of DFNYC and DFA and we are supporting her candidacy enthusiastically.  We think she will be a star in Congress.  Zephyr's race will be very close, every vote counts!


Our Revolution is sponsoring Bus Trips to the NY 19th District this weekend to canvass for Zephyr.  Destinations will be Hudson Valley, Monticello and Hyde Park, New York.

Canvass the Hudson Valley for Zephyr Teachout
Saturday, November 5, 2016

What: Canvass for Zephyr Teachout in the Hudson Valley, sponsored by Our Revolution

When: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM EDT Saturday, November 5th

Where: 110 E 23rd St New York, NY 1001

To RSVP please go to:  https://go.ourrevolution.com/page/s/gotv-canvass-nyc-to-office?source=em161103

Citizen Action NY Bus Trips--  Citizen 
Action is sponsoring bus trips to Kingston NY this weekend and on election day to canvass for Zephyr.  

What: Bus Trip to Kingston, NY to canvass for Zephyr
When:  This Saturday10:30am
Where:  32BJ office located at 25 W. 18th St, near Union Square. The bus is free but seats are limited so be sure to RSVP. Coffee and donuts will be provided.  The bus will go to Citizen Action’s office at 7 Grand Street in Kingston, NY.

RSVP HERE (click the link, then scroll down) http://tinyurl.com/jvaqgrq

Election Day Van Trip to Hyde Park, NY
In addition, on election day (Tuesday) there is a van trip sponsored by Three Parks Independent Democrats this Saturday to Hyde Park, NY to canvass in that part of the district.  Plenty of seats are available and they promise to be back in town early on election night so nobody misses any parties!

What: Election Day Van Trip to Hyde Park, NY to canvass for Zephyr Teachout
Where--  Leaves from the Three Parks/Broadway Democrats Election Day Storefront HQ, 2697 Broadway between 102nd and 103rd Sts. at 9:39 a.m.

To RSVP or for more info, email Merle McEldowney at Merle.McEldowney@gmail.com


Want to make calls to voters for Zephyr from your home? Visit this site:


Instructions & a script are in a Powerpoint once you log in.

(3) Get Out the Vote for State Senate Candidates!  Take back the Senate!

This election could again determine who controls the New York State Senate in Albany.  There are several close races in swing districts.

Citizen Action NY State Senate PhoneBanks!

Citizen Action will be phone banking for several  progressive candidates including:

Sara Niccoli-- NY 46th District http://saraniccoli.com

Terry Gipson  NY 41st District  https://www.terrygipsonny.com

Pramila Malick, NY 42nd District  http://www.facebook.com/pramillaforstatesenate/https://www.facebook.com/pramillaforstatesenate/

For more information contact Darius Gordon at DGordon@CitizenActionNY.Org and to RSVP for Citizen Action NY phone banks for these candidates, please go to:


TENANTS PAC Canvassing and Phone Banks

The Tenants PAC, which fights for fair housing policies, is going to be canvassing and phone banking this weekend for four of their candidates who will support Tenants Rights:

Ryan Cronin NY 6th District http://croninfornewyork.com

Contact Emily Abbott, Field Director 

Campaign HQ: 2120 Hempstead Turnpike, 
East Meadow. 
Parking is available in the Kitchen & Bath lot or take Long Island Rail Road to Hempstead or Hicksville; call Emily to arrange for someone to pick you up, as the East Meadow campaign HQ is not near either train station.

The campaign is arranging for a canvass on Sunday based in Hempstead, not far from the LIRR train station; check with Emily.

Adam Haber NY 7th Districhttp://www.haber4newyork.com

Contact Luke Strong, Field Director 

The Haber campaign will be staging GOTV out of three locations:

Mineola: (Campaign HQ) 164 Jericho Turnpike
Great Neck: 169 Middle Neck Road
Elmont: 529 Conway Road

The Mineola location is closest to a LIRR train station.

Haber Campaign shifts: 
Mineola & Elmont shifts: 1:00-4:00 pm, & 4:00-7:00 pm both weekend days, 4:00-8:00 pm on Monday. On Election Day volunteers are needed all day for poll site visibility plus canvassing shifts that afternoon and evening.

Great Neck: canvassing shifts at 11:00 am on Saturday, with another later in the afternoon. Then the same as Mineola for the following days.

George Latimer http://georgelatimer.com

GEORGE LATIMER  New York 37th District

Contact Alex Elmasri, Field Coordinator 

Campaign HQ: 437 Ward Ave, Mamaroneck, right across the street from Metro-North Mamaroneck train station.

ALISON BOAK  NY 40th District  https://boak4ny.com

Contact Cory Miller, Field Director 

Staging locations for GOTV all four days (Saturday through Tuesday):
105 Smith Avenue
Mount Cisco

105 Smith Avenue is a ten-minute walk from the Mt. Kisco Metro-North station but Cory can pick you up if you let him know when your train arrives.

Cory is also working on setting up some satellite locations for GOTV.


If you can't leave town this weekend, The Working Families Party is hosting a phone bank for state senate candidates today (Thursday), tomorrow (Friday), Monday, and also on Tuesday (Election Day).

Location: WFP office at 1 Metrotech Center North, 11th Floor in downtown Brooklyn.
A, C or F train to Jay Street/MetroTech station. 2,3, 4 or 5 train to Borough Hall. R train to Court Street.

Hours each day: 2:00 to 8:30 pm.

WFP has land lines but it will be helpful if you bring your cell phone and charger.

To sign up for a shift, and for information:
Get in touch with Elijah Garcia 

OR get in touch with Darius Gordon of Citizen Action:

(4) Election Night Parties!     
 Where will you be on election night as the results come in?  

The big one, if you can deal with the masses of people and the metal detectors .etc, is Hillary Clinton's victory party at the Javits Center, 34th St and 12th Ave. I mean how many times do you ever get to see a Presidential candidate go over the top on election night in person?  They are even planning fireworks over the Hudson River if Hillary wins!


But if you don't want to deal with the crowds, or can't get there early enough to get in, there is also:

CBID-- Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats election night party, at the Black Horse Pub, 568 5th Avenue Brooklyn  

Housing Works Election Night Party--  Housing Works bookstore on Crosby St. is sponsoring an election night bash, watch the returns on big screens in the bookstore 

New Kings Democrats Election Night Party--  Starr Bar, 214 Starr St., Brooklyn

Drinking Liberally Election Night at DCTV (this is always cool)  87 Lafayette St, Manhattan


Our friends at Drinking Liberally will also be sponsoring election night watch parties at:

Pacific Standard in Brooklyn, 82 4th Ave @St. Marks Place

Rudy's Bar, 627 9th Avenue (Btw 44th and 45th)

Village Pourhouse, 64 3rd Ave., at 11th Street

(5) Progressive Leadership Awards Gala December 13th Honoring Jim Brennan, Kate Linker and others

Mark your calendars for December 13th, as Citizen Action will be having its annual Progressive Leadership Awards, which this year will have several special honorees including Assemblyman Jim Brennan and our good friend (and one of the best progressives in the city in our opinion) Kate Linker.

For more info and to RSVP:


Contact Information

Email: info -at- dfnyc.org


A local coalition group of Democracy for America since 2004

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.