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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Democracy for New York City applauds the Supreme Court today for upholding the Affordable Care Act. This is a great day for our country and a historic first step in our country's commitment to taking care of all its citizens. The court has affirmed that health care is a right for all Americans, not a privilege afforded to only the wealthy.
We must move forward to build on this moment and celebrate the preservation of President Obama's Affordable Care Act. We know that this will be a historic moment in our nation's history, much like the passage of the Civil Rights Act back in 1964.
We at DFNYC pledge to continue to push for health care reform on both the local and national levels, and to work for the most important moment yet to come in this fight, the re-election of President Obama in November.
Please join us at 5:30pm today, Thurs June 28th, 2012, for a celebratory rally and press conference in Manhattan's Foley Square. Special guest and women's health advocate, Sandra Fluke, will be speaking at the rally.
See you at Foley Square!