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.

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About Democracy for New York City

 

Final Presidential Debate watch parties Monday night!

The third and final Presidential debate is Monday night!  Focusing on foreign policy, it figures to be quite interesting.  DFNYC is co-sponsoring a watch party in Brooklyn and there are many other watch parties around town.  Here are a few: 

Presidential Debate #3 Watch Parties!!

When:  Monday, October 22, 9 p.m.
Where: All Around Town!

Monday is the third and final debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney, focusing on foreign policy.  There will be many watch parties taking place around town.  Here are a few:

The debate starts at 9 p.m.  The conversation, and the beer. start flowing by eight!  Come out and support President Obama in his final ever debate!

1.  DFNYC, Southern Brooklyn Democrats and Brooklyn Young Democrats Watch Party
     Peggy O'Neils
     1904 Surf Avenue at Coney Island (featuring the entire line of Coney Island beers)

2.  Drinking Liberally Watch Party
     Pacific Standard
     4th Avenue between Bergen and St. Marks
     Brooklyn, NY

3.  Voterbook Manhattan Watch Party
      Professor Thom's
      2nd Ave @ E. 13th St (near Union Square)

4.   Manhattan Young Democrats Watch Party
       Village Pourhouse (3rd Avenue  and 11th Sts near Union Square)

5.   Obama for America NYC Watch Party
       Tammany Hall
       152 Orchard St.
       New York, NY

6.    Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century (DL21c) Watch Party
       Smithfield's
       West 28th St between 7th and 8th Avenue (2nd and 3rd floors)

7.     The Shirley Chisholm Democratic Club Watch Party
         Sip and Chat
         2910 Avenue D
         New York NY

 

DFNYC Obama Day of Action

DFNYC Day of Action for President Obama in Pennsylvania!!

Sept. 29, 2012

Join us for a special DFNYC event on Saturday, Sept. 29th as we board a bus to the Lehigh Valley to campaign in Pennsylvania for President Obama. Recent polls indicate that the President has gained momentum in the Keystone state, so we have to work hard to make sure he keeps his lead in this crucial swing state.

Important Trip Details: The first 25 people confirmed for the trip will with ride with us for free, so please send your RSVPs to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 9/24. The bus will depart from Union Square (15th & Union Square East) in front of Babies R Us at 8am sharp.

We are co-sponsoring this trip with our friends at ACT Now and thank them for making this joint endeavor possible.

See you on the 29th! Have questions? Feel free to email us at DFNYC at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you!

GO OBAMA!

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2012

Time: 8am (sharp) to 8pm.

Place: Meet the bus at Union Square (15th & Union Square East) in front of Babies R Us.

Bring: Comfortable shoes. Light snacks, water will be provided.

The Dean Dozen Class of 2012

We at DFNYC have, for the last eight years now, been proud to represent New York City as the local coalition group for Howard and Jim Dean's Democracy for America.  DFA strives to help elect the best progressives to office around the country, and during every cycle, Howard and Jim get together with the great people on their staff and select "The Dean Dozen'  These are the twelve candidates running for office this November that they have determined to be most worthy of the support of DFA members everywhere. In other words, the best darn progressives out there on the ballot!  This year's class of 2012 Dean Dozen has just been announced.  They are:

 

We encourage you to find ways to support these candidates in the coming weeks.  DFNYC will be having a letter writing/phone banking event on Sunday for Dean Dozen candidate Elizabeth Warren. hosted by Move On organizer and longtime DFA and DFNYC member Arlene Geiger.  Please come if you have the time!

 

Where:  240 West 98th Street

When:  5:30-8:30pm

RSVP Required: Please sign up at this link: http://pol.moveon.org/event/events/event.html?event_id=132256

 

 

 

FYI, the Dean Dozen has been announced in every cycle since 2004.  The very first member of the first Dean Dozen was a young, then unknown state legislator running for U.S. Senate from Illinois.  A guy named Barack Obama.

 

 

 

 

Congressman-Elect Hakeem Jeffries endorses Lincoln Restler

Good News! DFNYC-endorsed candidate Lincoln Restler has just received a big endorsement - Congressman-Elect Hakeem Jeffries!

Hakeem Jeffries Backs Lincoln Restler 

Click here for Hakeem Jeffries' Campaign site

Endorsement Announcement + Wednesday BBQ with Dan Garodnick

Join us this Wednesday, July 25th, 7-10pm, for our Second Annual Summer BBQ with City Councilmember Dan GarodnickClick here to go to the event page!


Democracy for NYC Endorsement Announcement:

Democracy for NYC is proud to announce the endorsement of 4 terrific candidates: Lincoln Restler, Andrew Gounardes, Mark Murphy & Steven Cymbrowitz!

Democracy for NYC has now endorsed 7 candidates in 2012 - President Barack Obama, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and Assemblymember Grace Meng (running for Congress in the new 6th district in Queens) were endorsed by our members in June.

Democratic District Leader - 50th District (Brooklyn)
Chris Olechowski       0%
Lincoln Restler         91%
Other                         6%
No Endorsement        3%

NYS Assembly - Democratic Primary - 45th Dist. (Brooklyn)
Ben Akselrod               0%
Steven Cymbrowitz   92%
Other                          4%
No Endorsement         4%

NY State Senate - 22nd District (Brooklyn)
Martin Golden (Republican)            3%
Andrew Gounardes (Democrat)    97%
No Endorsement                             0%

U.S. Congress - 11th District (Staten Island & Brooklyn)
Hank Bardel (Green)              0%
Michael Grimm  (Republican)  0%
Mark Murphy  (Democrat)     97%
No Endorsement                    3%

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.

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