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DFNYC September 8, 2016 Newsletter

DFNYC Newsletter September 89, 2016


Election Day is this Tuesday, September 13th, for NY State legislative seats. Details and more here in our newsletter....

(1) This Tuesday, September 13th: Election Day in NY for the Primaries
~ Is there a primary in your area? Check here.
(2) Volunteer for Paul Newell: Now until Tuesday
~ Paul is running for the seat vacated by Shelly Silver’s conviction

(3) The Presidential Primary: Thoughts from a Howard Dean-inspired Group

(4) Canvassing Bus Rides with KeepPABlue
~ RSVP now for Sept. 17th and/or 24th: http://www.keeppablue.com/


Paul Newell is running for the State Assembly seat formerly held by Shelly Silver.

DFNYC September 2016 Newsletter

Hello members and supporters of Democracy for New York City! Election season is here and there is much to do!

(1) This Tuesday, September 13th: Election Day in NY for the Primaries

What:
A few state Assembly and State Senate seats have primaries this Tuesday. In New York City, most of these seats are safely Democratic, so the Democratic primary is basically the general election; the election that will decide your representative. However, only a few districts have primaries, for example

How do I know if there is a primary in my area?
You can look up your address at this website, then see if there is anything listed for September 13th primary. https://nyc.pollsitelocator.com/search

Where do I vote?
Probably the same place you voted last time, but to be sure, check https://nyc.pollsitelocator.com/search.

When are the polls open?
6am to 9pm. Also, because these are primaries, the lines will be much shorter. In our experience, when you vote in a primary, it usually takes 10 minutes or less. (Not counting presidential primaries.

(2) Volunteer for Paul Newell: Now until Tuesday
~ Paul is running for the seat vacated by Shelly Silver’s indictment

Though DFNYC did not hold endorsement votes this year, several of our members and leaders are supporting good progressive candidates. DFNYC leadership urges you to support two candidates in particular: Zephyr Teachout for Congress in the 19th Congressional District (Nov. General Election) and Paul Newell, running for the Assembly seat in the 65th District in downtown Manhattan vacated by Shelly Silver – the election is this Tuesday!

A message from Amy Miller:
In order to get all of Paul's voters to the polls, we need each one of you to sign up for at least THREE SHIFTS from now through the end of the day on Sept 13! To add times or make changes, contacts: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 561-635-3560.

SPECIAL EVENT, with food, drink and fun!
>ALL DAY FRIDAY 9/9: Stickering and printing party at 260 East Broadway!

WHEN
Now – Tuesday, September 13 when the polls close

WHERE
Campaign Office at 260 East Broadway (unless given other instructions)
260 E Broadway Suite 2
New York, NY 10002
For detailed directions, see this page at Paul Newell’s campaign website: http://www.newellnyc.org/directions_to_campaign_office

Message from DFNYC:
There are several fine candidates running in the primary for the lower Manhattan Assembly seat. Paul has an outstanding record as an affordable housing advocate and activist. Like Zephyr, Paul is one of our long-time members, and the type of progressive champion we need in Albany. Many of our progressive allies, including Citizen Action, have formally endorsed Paul Newell, and DFNYC leadership is proud to support him as well.

(3) The Presidential Primary: Thoughts from a Howard Dean-inspired Group

The presidential primary was a hard-fought race. Being a New York progressive organization, we have many members that are Bernie people and many that are Hillary people and were supporting her from the beginning. Democracy for America strongly supported Bernie and many of us joined with local DFAers across the country to support him.

Hillary Clinton won the nomination, DFA is supporting her, and we are supporting her as well. DFNYC will be helping to promote swing state voter outreach in the coming months.

To all our Bernie fans, which includes people in DFNYC leadership: We went through this before. DFNYC came out of Howard Dean's campaign. In 2004, we were angry and upset when he lost the nomination. Gov. Dean campaigned for Kerry and urged us to do the same. We found different ways to support John Kerry and fight against the policies of the Bush Administration. A huge number of us went to swing states for Kerry, some stayed and helped local candidates for state Senate, and others worked on issues and voter registration.
We are confident that we can put this grassroots energy into this election season and continue to fight for our progressive values.

(4) Canvassing Bus Rides with KeepPABlue
~ RSVP now for Sept. 17th and/or 24th: http://www.keeppablue.com/

A wonderful opportunity to help win the presidential race AND take back Congress!

A message from KeepPABlue:

Every week from mid-September to Election Day, Democrats from New York will work with our neighbors in the KeyStone State to build support for Hillary Clinton for President; Katie McGinty for the U.S. Senate, and Rick Daugherty for Congress (15th CD).

We’ll go door to door, house to house, and community to community to register and poll voters and encourage them to support Democrats. We’ve made similar efforts in past elections with great success. But it's never been more important than it is now.

WHEN & WHERE:

Volunteers will travel by bus from New York City to Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley and neighborhoods in Philadelphia every Saturday: September 17 and 24;October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; November 5; and election day, November 8.

Buses will begin boarding at Union Square at 8:30 am and depart at 9 am. Return buses will leave Pennsylvania at 5:30 pm. The trips are about 90 miles, or two hours or so, from New York City. Traffic permitting, we'll be back at Union Square by 8 pm. ADA buses will be available with advance notices.

Sign up right now for Sept. 17th & 24th: http://www.keeppablue.com/

Contact Information

Email: info -at- dfnyc.org
   
   
   

 

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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.

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