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.
We are sad to report that Emily Pearlman passed away over Thanksgiving weekend. Emily was a tireless Upper West Side political activist. Several members of DFNYC have known her since her involvement in the grassroots campaign for Howard Dean's presidential campaign in 2003 & 2004. After the Dean campaign, Emily was one of the smart, energetic progressives who helped get DFNYC off the ground by educating us on the issues and characters in local politics in New York City. She was funny, not afraid to speak her mind, and talented - she ran a business in which she made beautiful pottery!
Both the NY Times and the Big Apple Coffee Party have more about her life:
Big Apple Coffee Party: