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.
Voting is now open for Democracy for NYC's endorsements in 2014 races in New York City, and we've extended the deadline one week to the Tuesday after Labor Day at 10pm, as some candidates in key races have recently submitted questionnaire responses.
Responses to Our Questionnaire:
(Candidates listed in alphabetical order)
~If links do not work, please visit DFNYC.org to read responses
Gov. Andrew Cuomo - click here
Zephyr Teachout - click here
Kathy Hochul - click here
Tim Wu - click here
~State Senate District 31
Adriano Espaillat - click here
Robert Jackson - click here
Ballot: Click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DFNYC2014
If you have attended at least two DFNYC events from Nov. 17th, 2011 to last Tuesday, August 12, you are eligible to vote. If you are not sure, please vote, as we will sort out eligibility later.
DFNYC is committed to the principle of the secret ballot. After getting feedback from our members in 2012, we moved to an online system, and we preserve anonymity by having trusted DFA activists from outside New York count the ballots. No one in DFNYC will know who you voted for.
More on Rules & Procedure: Click here.