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.
The Manhattan Young Democrats is a chapter under the New York State Young Democrats, the official Youth Arm of the New York State Democratic Party. The Young Democrats, which represents Democrats from ages 16 to 36, currently operates in over 30 counties and counts over 15,000 young democrats statewide.
Their mission is to incorporate young people into the Democratic Party. The Manhattan Young Democrats attempts to accomplish this goal through a variety of core activities, such as recruiting new Democrats and registering them to vote, training Young Democrats to be effective campaign volunteers and field workers, leading campaign invasions to help Democrats win close elections, educating young voters on the issues that matter to them and communicating the Democratic message to young voters using the Internet, and reaching out to Young Democrats and giving people ways of getting involved through social events, community service and other civic activities.
Anyone who is at least 16 and under 36 (inclusive) that lives, works, or goes to school in New York County can be a member of Manhattan Young Democrats provided that one is affiliated with the Democratic party.
As a member of the Young Democrats, one networks with elected officials, both local and national. Everyone involved is passionate about the issues and wants to get things done.\\