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.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families after the tragedy at the Boston marathon.
The Ballot is Here! Voting in DFNYC's endorsements is open now until Tuesday, April 16, 5:00 P.M. (Extended due to tax day.) Click here to read our endorsement rules and fill out your ballot.
Photos from DFNYC's Annual Bash - Click here for photos from DFNYC's Annual Bash w/Gustavo Rivera, Liz Holtzman & Melissa Mark Viverito at Chelsea Manor this past Wednesday, April 10th. Click here to make a contribution!
Thank you to Won Tamura for graphic design.
Join us for three important events:
DFNYC Mayoral Forum with Act Now NY and Living Liberally
Forum - Race for NYC Mayor 2013
RSVP Required: (Space is limited) Act Now NY is collecting RSVPs - click here!
Participation Guidelines: This is a forum for candidates running in the Democratic primary. Click here for our guidelines to determine candidate participation.
Invited Candidates, in alphabetical order: (* Confirmed)
Bill de Blasio*
Gov. Howard Dean was at The Strand Bookstore this evening, with David Burstein, author of the book Fast Future.
Here's Gov. Dean pictured with DFNYCers Richard Wallner, Matt Ward, Merle McEldowney, Tracey Keij-Denton, and Dan Kinber.
Click here for more info about the event and David's book. We learned of this event only recently, and sent it to our Alerts list. If you'd like to be on the DFNYC alerts list, please email us at info-at-dfnyc.org.
On Tuesday February 12th, President Obama will deliver his annual State of the Union address. Given the current political tensions, this promises to be quite an event. DFNYC is happy to support three great events that will happen that evening, two in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn:
1. STATE OF THE UNION WATCH PARTY AND GUN VIOLENCE FORUM
Voterbook Manhattan, which grew out of the 2008 Obama campaign, is sponsoring a watch party, in the Times Square area, and a forum on gun violence which will take place before the speeches begin. Leah Gunn Barrett of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence will speak about what is going on currently in the gun control movement, and lead a discussion about learning the difference between the myths and the facts about gun issues. President Obama is expected to address gun control in his speech.
What: Voterbook Manhattan Gun Violence Forum and State of the Union Watch Party
When: Tuesday Feb. 12th, 7 p.m.
Where: Harley's Smoke Stack (formerly the Irish Rogue)
356 W. 44th St between 8th and 9th (event is upstairs)
For more information or to rsvp:
2. Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century (DL21C) and Manhattan Young Democrats (MYD) Watch Party-
Our friends at DL21C and MYD will be co-hosting a watch party. They will have drink specials, great food and special guest speakers. DL21C events are good to attend if you want to see and be seen and meet local candidates and politicos
What: DL21C and Manhattan Young Democrats State of the Union Watch Party
When: Tuesday Feb. 12th, 7 p.m.
Where: Smithfield's (upstairs) 215 W, 28th St
For more information or to RSVP:
3. Drinking Liberally's Annual State of the Union Watch Party
Our longtime friends at Drinking Liberally are having their annual SOTU watch party at a really cool bar in Brooklyn. Their SOTU watch parties are always terrific events:
What: Drinking Liberally's annual State of the Union Watch Party
When: Tuesday, Feb. 12th 7 p.m.
Where: Building on Bond
112 Bond St (at Pacific St)
After President Obama speaks, Marco Rubio will deliver the GOP response, and Rand Paul will give the Tea Party response. Be prepared to throw popcorn at the big screens when the bad guys come on. If you go to DL's party, I'm sure Justin Krebs will insist!
Look for DFNYC'ers at all three events. See you there!!