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


Congratulations Mayor-Elect Bill De Blasio!!

Update 2: Click here to add your name to the list of New Yorkers that support Bill De Blasio's call to fund Universal pre-K! (Link to BdB Transition Website)

Update: Click here for our in-progress Transition Memo to Bill de Blasio - we want your opinions & ideas.


Democracy for New York City congratulates Mayor-elect Bill De Blasio, his team and his family on a historic victory and a great campaign.  Our members enthusiastically endorsed our new mayor early on and helped him through the summer and fall.  It is truly the dawn of a new era in New York City and we are proud to have been a part of  the campaign, and we are excited to be involved in what is to come!  We look forward to working with Bill on his agenda, and we will join in his fight for every citizen to be treated with dignity and respect, and to have an equal chance to participate in our democracy and live the american dream. 

We also congratulate our entire slate of DFNYC endiorsed candidates who also won last night, including our friends Tish James and Scott Stringer, who are going to be a great Public Advoate and Comptroller respectively. 




Election Night Parties:

Election Night Parties:

~Please confirm address on the Internet if you are able to; we received this list by email and did not have time to double-check.

DL21C & progressive groups - The Liberty NYC, 29 West 35th Street in Manhattan

Tish James - SRB Brooklyn, 177 Second Avenue, Brooklyn

Scott Stringer - AOA Bar & Grill, 35 Sixth Avenue, Manhattan

Gale Brewer - Corvo Bianco, 446 Columbus Avenue, Manhattan

Costa Constantinides - Raven's Head Pub, 3804 Broadway Avenue, Queens

Ken Thompson - Sanders Studio, 525 Waverly Avenue in Brooklyn

Bill de Blasio - Park Slope Armory YMCA, 361 15th Street, Brooklyn But you must RSVP through the link provided in an email invite from the De Blasio campaign. We were told space is limited.

DFNYC supports Global Frackdown!

DFNYC joins with our fellow members of New Yorkers Agaisnt Fracking, Food and Water Watch, and Denocracy for America in supporting today's global day of action to protest hydrofracking.  Several of our members were at the big NY event on Manhattan's west side earlier today, and there were similar events all over the world.  This issue is crucial to our future.  For more information, please go to www.globaldrackdown.com, www.foodandwaterwatch.org/ or http://nyagainstfracking.org

DFNYC endorsed candidates win big!

Update: Congrats to Letitia "Tish" James, endorsed by DFNYC for winning the runoff election for Public Advocate on Oct. 1st!  We look forward to working with Tish in her new role. It was a hard fought campaign and both Dan Squadron and Tish James have many supporters in DFNYC.  We look forward to working with Dan on progressive issues in Albany.
Democracy for New York City is very proud of our endorsed candidate slate.  The following DFNYC endorsed candidates won their primaries on Tuesday, Sept. 10th:
Bill Deblasio-- Mayor
Scott Stringer- Comptroller
Gale Brewer- Manhattan Borough president
Eric Adams- Brooklyn Borough president
Letitia James- Public Advocate
Antonio Reynoso- City Council
Mark Levine- City Council
We are especially happy that our longtime DFNYC member and former Queens linkup host, Costa Constantinides won his primary in Astoria for the city council.  Way to go Costa!
DFNYC was also very happy to see a couple of fine progressive candidates whom we did not endorse, but who we were with in spirit, win yesterday  Carlos Menchaca for city council and Ken Thompson in the Brooklyn DA's race.
Tuesday was a great day for progressives in New York City.  And now the work continues!  On to November!

Volunteer - Election Day is Tuesday September 10

Election Day is today, Tuesday, September 10th. Polls are open from 6am to 9pm.

(1) Join us for a Big Monday Night Phonebank for Bill de Blasio at Campaign HQ  Details here.

(2) Washington Heights: Volunteer Monday, or any time during the day Tuesday, Tues. at 104 Dyckman Street (1 train to Dyckman) for Bill de Blasio. Call/text Roberto Perez, 646-325-3326.

(3) Our Endorsed Candidates can use your help any time tonight or tomorrow. Here's the list.

(4) Election Night Parties:

~ Drinking Liberally is having an election night party on Building on Bond, 112 Bond Street between Atlantic & Pacific. Subway: F/G to Bergen, or any train to Atlantic Avenue: 2/3/4/5, etc.)
~ Bill de Blasio "Election Night Event and Block Party" at The Bell House, in Park Slope/Gowanus, 149 7th Street, Brooklyn. There will also be a block party outside for overflow, between 2nd & 3rd. Subway: R to 9th Street or F/G to 4th Avenue. 
~ DL21C Election Night Party:  Tonic in Times Square, 727 7th Ave btween 48th & 49th. 
~ Candidates' Election Night Parties:  Each campaign is throwing an election night party as well. For details on the parties for any specific candidate, please email us at info-at-dfnyc.org (Richard & Tracey)

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.