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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This week is the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The VRA is under siege right now. GOP lawmakers in many key states are finding ways to restrict the right to vote. A key part of the VRA was invalidated by the Supreme Court in 2013. There is a petition being circulated by vratoday.org and the Leadership Conference at www.civilrights.org Tell your congressman that you demand that action be taken in Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act
""If we fail or cannot repair the damage done to this act ... we will be less a democratic country, a democratic society" Congressman John Lewis