About Democracy for NYC

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.

EndorsedLogo PlasticWe 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.

About Democracy for New York City

 

Endorsement News!

 

DFNYC is proud to announce our endorsements in the primary and general election for 2014! After feedback from our members and a voting period that ended on Tuesday, our members have chosen to endorse the following candidates:

 

~Governor - Zephyr Teachout

Gov. Andrew Cuomo  7%

Zephyr Teachout 87%

No Endorsement 6%

(Note: A write in vote stating "Vote WFP" was attributed to Gov. Cuomo)

 

~Lt. Governor - Tim Wu

Kathy Hochul  6%

Tim Wu  92%

No Endorsement  2%

(Note: A write in vote stating "Vote WFP" was attributed to Kathy Hochul.

 

~State Senate District 31 - No Endorsement (Our threshold is 60%)

Adriano Espaillat  50%   

Robert Jackson  39%

No Endorsment  11%


Additional Endorsements

Percentages will be posted here later today. 


NYS Senate District 11 - Queens - John Liu*

NYS Senate District 14 - Queens - Leroy Comrie

NYS Senate District 19 - Brooklyn - Dell Smitherman

NYS Senate District 33 - Bronx - Gustavo Rivera

NYS Senate District 34 - Bronx - Oliver Koppell

State Senate District 22 - Southern Brooklyn - Jamie Kemmerer

Congressional District 11 - SI & Southern Brooklyn - Domenic Recchia

*Our newsletter emailed on Sept. 4th erroneously stated that we endorsed Tony Avella in the 11th. (We have supported Avella in past campaigns.) 

Thank you to our vote counters!

DFNYC wishes to extend a big thank you to our volunteer vote counters, who were diligent and patient with our process and extended deadline: Leah Brown and Kesh Ladduwahetty in D.C., and Jennifer Boysko in Virginia. Jennifer is running for Virginia House of Delegates!  JenniferBoysko.com

 

About the Voting Process:

DFNYC members who had attended 2 events from Nov. 17th, 2011 to Tuesday, August 12, were eligible to vote.  DFNYC is committed to the principle of the secret ballot. After getting feedback from our members in 2012, we moved to an online system, and we preserve anonymity by having trusted DFA activists from outside New York count the ballots. (This year, one vote counter was a DFA activist while the other was not affiliate with DFA.) No one in DFNYC knows who anyone voted for.

 

Questions? Comments?

Email us at info-at-dfnyc.org.

About Us: 

Democracy for NYC is a local coalition group of Democracy for America. We get involved in progressive issues and campaigns in New York and across the country. Join us for the 2014 midterm elections! To learn more, read What We Stand For.

Read & Vote! Candidates submit responses to our questionnaire and voting in our endorsments is extended one week

Voting is now open for Democracy for NYC's endorsements in 2014 races in New York City, and we've extended the deadline one week to the Tuesday after Labor Day at 10pm, as some candidates in key races have recently submitted questionnaire responses. 

 

Responses to Our Questionnaire:

(Candidates listed in alphabetical order)

~If links do not work, please visit DFNYC.org to read responses

 

~Governor

Gov. Andrew Cuomo - click here   

Zephyr Teachout - click here 

 

~Lt. Governor

Kathy Hochul - click here  

Tim Wu - click here  

 

~State Senate District 31

Adriano Espaillat - click here  

Robert Jackson - click here  

 

Ballot: Click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DFNYC2014

 

Eligibility:

If you have attended at least two DFNYC events from Nov. 17th, 2011 to last Tuesday, August 12, you are eligible to vote.  If you are not sure, please vote, as we will sort out eligibility later.

 

Anonymous Voting:

DFNYC is committed to the principle of the secret ballot. After getting feedback from our members in 2012, we moved to an online system, and we preserve anonymity by having trusted DFA activists from outside New York count the ballots. No one in DFNYC will know who you voted for.

 

More on Rules & Procedure: Click here.

Celebrate DFNYC's 10th anniversary with Howard Dean on August 12th!

Howard Dean at DFNYC 2011 Bash

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!  

Details here.

Purchase tickets here.









Meet Zephyr Teachout & Tim Wu at our Linkup!

 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.

Wednesday, July 2nd, 7-8:30pm at Bunga's Den on West 14th. rsvp to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we know how many people are coming!

DFNYC endorses Eric Schneiderman for re-election!

DFNYC is pleased to announce that our members have overwhelmingly voted for an early endorsement to re-elect Eric Schneiderman as New York's Attorney General.

"From the fight to reform Albany to his recent investigation of problems with high frequency trading on Wall Street, Eric has been fighting for the issues we care about since he was first elected to the state senate. We are so proud to endorse a strong progressive for re-election to the office of Attorney General."

Tracey Keij-Denton, President DFNYC

For more information on Eric's re-election campaign, please visit http://www.ericschneiderman.com/
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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.

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