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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We had a great 2012 election night, celebrating in New York City!
1. President Obama won re-elecction! Obama had 332 electoral votes to Romney's 206. The popular vote stands at approximately 50.6% for Obama and 47.8 for Romney.
2. Elizabeth Warren beat Republican Scott Brown in Massachusetts! (54% to 46%).
3. Grace Meng,endorsed by DFNYC, ran for the seat vacated by Gary Ackerman in Queens and she soundly defeated her Republican opponent.
4. Mark Murphy lost his challenge to incumbent Republican Congressman Michael Grimm in NY's new 11th district, covering Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn
5. Sean Patrick Maloney beat incumbent Republican Nan Hayworth in the new 18th congressional seat in the Hudson Valley. In 2010, Nan Hayworth had beat John Hall, a terrific former Congressman that DFNYC helped elect in 2006. So it is very nice to have this seat back for a progressive Democrat like Sean.
6. Manan Trivedi, Democrat running in PA's 5th Congressional District, lost to incumbent Republican Jim Gerlach
7. Unfortunately, Andrew Gounardes did not win his race for State Senate against incumbent Republican Marty Golden in South Brooklyn.
8. Incumbent Democrat Joseph Addabbo won his race against his Republican challenger, City Councilman Eric Ulrich.
9. Voters in the four states that that had marriage equality ballot initiatives all voted in favor of equality for gays & lesbians. DFNYC was proud to join the 20 Million More campaign to assist with the grassroots efforts on these ballot measures.