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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As President of Democracy for NYC and someone who believes that everyone deserves the right to be equally protected under our laws, I was happy to see the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals strike down California’s Proposition 8. Discriminatory laws that prohibit the LGBT community from marrying the person that they love have no place in our society. Yesterday’s decision was definitely a step in the right direction.
However, we must continue to advocate for equal rights and keep the momentum going. One action we could all take right now is to call our Member of Congress and demand that we repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. Our efforts helped legalize same-sex marriage here in New York, and we can replicate that success on the federal level as well if we work for it.
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