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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The high cost for the Oct. 1st, 2013 run-off election in NYC has renewed the discussion around Instant Run-off Voting. We'll be discussing this issue at Linkup at 7pm on Oct. 2nd at Peculier Pub near NYU (click here). Here's a few links:
High-Cost Runoff for Public Advocate’s Post Prompts Calls for Reform
Kate Taylor in the NY Times, 9/29/13
NYS-IRV - Citizens for Instant Run-off Voting in New York State
Wikipedia page - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instant-runoff_voting
A Proposal for New York: Instant Runoff Voting
Letter to the Editor of the NY Times From Dick Dadey, Exec. Dir of Citizens Union
City Council Elections Bill Would Move NYC To Instant Runoff Voting
Ellen Durkin in the Daily News, 6/12/13
Opinion: Instant-runoff voting – right reasons, wrong reform, April 4, 2011
A Split Vote on Alternative Electoral Systems
Carl Bialik in the WSJ, May 13, 2011