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.
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On July 18, 2016, DFNYC Executive Director Bobby Cohen and Political Director Rhonda Patillo joined Greater NYC for Change in honoring our friend, the great progressive State Senator Brad Hoylman. Brad represents the 27th District, which includes the West Village, and we have worked with him for years. He spoke eloquently about the issues and put forward an agenda that focuses on providing fairness and justice for all members of our community. Senator Hoylman's priorities include reforming campaign finance laws, making the state tax system more progressive, fighting discrimination against the LGBT community, helping to provide safe and affordable housing for low and middle income families in New York City, and getting NYC its share of state and federal education dollars.
Brad is one of our favorite elected officials and DFNYC looks forward to helping him work to achieve these goals.