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.
You can download our bylaws here.
Democracy for New York City is happy to announce that our members have endorsed Scott Stringer for NYC Comptroller.
In our endorsement vote, the results were:
SCOTT STRINGER 59% ELIOT SPITZER 39% NO ENDORSEMENT 2%
DFNYC has been working with Scott Stringer since his time in the NY State Assembly. In 2005, when the Brennan Center for Justice stated that NY had the most dysfunctional legislature in the nation, DFNYC and other groups joined Scott in his push for reform in Albany - a politically risky move for any Assembly Democrat. As Manhattan Borough President, he has been accessible and effective, working on issues of concern to our members, including affordable housing and food security. Scott has promised to expand the scope of the Comptroller's office to make it a more effective tool in pushing the progressive agenda and protecting our citizens. For more information or to volunteer, go to stringer2013.com
DFNYC's leadership committee thanks both Scott Stringer and Eliot Spitzer for participating in our endorsement process, by taking the time to answer our questionnaires and attend our recent forum.
Candidates' responses to our questionnaire: Click here.
Video from our forum August 13th: We held a forum for the Comptroller's race, co-hosted with Act Now NY and Living Liberally, with Justin Krebs as moderator. Both candidates joined us at The Tank in midtown. Video is at DFNYC's new Youtube channel - click here.
Photos from the forum: Click here.
About the Endorsement Vote:
Among DFNYC members, there are strong supporters of both candidates, and we sincerely thank everyone who voted for weighing in on this highly-competitive race. DFNYC leadership made every effort to ensure that voting was easy, secure, anonymous, and that members knew about the opportunity to vote. (Members who have attended two events since Nov. 15th 2011 were eligible to vote.) Thank you to Tim Nicholas and Chaim Julian, our out-of-state volunteer vote counters.