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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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Annette Mont: DFNYC is Sad to Report the Passing of Beloved Brooklyn Linkup Host


DFNYC is sad to report the passing of our longtime Linkup host and grassroots Brooklyn political organizer Annette Mont.  She lost her battle with cancer at the age of 71 on June 11th.  Our thoughts are with her family; her husband Stuart Mont, her daughter Randi, her son Ira and daughter-in-law Jill, and her two grandchildren.

Annette volunteered for Howard Dean's presidential campaign, and when we first met her, we were impressed at her intelligence, her friendliness, her straightforward nature, and the wonderful community of progressives she was a part of in the Sheepshead Bay / Midwood area of Brooklyn.   Annette and Estelle Glasser were the hosts of Meetups (Linkups) at Annette and Stuart Mont's home, a historic Dutch Farm house in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.

Annette had an impressive career helping children. She worked as a teacher, a guidance counselor and a child psychologist.

Annette was also a preserver of New York history. She and her husband lived in the Wyckoff-Bennett homestead, an original Dutch farmhouse in Brooklyn. Here is a short heartwarming video about the house with Stuart and Annette. One of the best lines is a great representation of Annette's personality: "For the record, I don't believe in the ghost."

Video - Annette & Stuart Mont in their historic home

Daily Kos post - by Rosalie Caliendo

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to these organizations:

Voting Open Until 5pm Today & Photos from DFNYC Bash

 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.

Answers are Here! Read candidates' responses to our 2013 Candidate Questionnaire. Candidates, click here to submit your responses. We are posting them as they come in.

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.

Events: Gun Violence Rally Thurs - Organizing Conference this weekend - Marriage March Sunday

Join us for three important events:

NY Voices Against Gun Violence - Rally Thursday March 21st

Organizing 2.0 Conference this Weekend, March 22-24th

March for Marriage Equality - Sunday March 24th, 1pm at the Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher St @7th Ave 


DFNYC 2013 Mayoral Forum this week!

DFNYC Mayoral Forum with Act Now NY and Living Liberally

Tuesday, March 05, 2013  7:00 - 9:00pm
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Forum - Race for NYC Mayor 2013

Join Democracy for NYC, along with our friends at Act Now NY and Living Liberally for a forum with Democratic candidates for NYC Mayor.  Ask questions and hear what the candidates have to say on important issues. Next year will be the first time in 12 years NYC has had a new mayor.  We look forward to taking part in this historic election! 

When:  Tuesday, March 5th, 7-9pm

Where:  The Tank, a theater on the 8th floor of 151 West 46th Street, between 6th & 7th Avenues

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)

Sal Albanese*

Bill de Blasio*

John Liu*

Christine Quinn

Erick Salgado

Bill Thompson

Please check back for updates on invited/confirmed candidates.

Click here for candidate participation guidelines

Gov. Howard Dean at The Strand Bookstore

Gov. Howard Dean was at The Strand Bookstore this evening, with David Burstein, author of the book Fast Future.

Gov. Howard Dean with DFNYC members at the Strand Bookstore

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.

Contact Information

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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.