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Downtown New York

Welcome to the Downtown Independent Democrats

Since the 1970s, the Downtown Independent Democrats has been the voice for residents of lower Manhattan in the politics of the Democratic Party. Born from the reform movement that overturned many decades of party-boss rule in lower Manhattan, D.I.D. continues to support progressive government and issues, helps elect honest and intelligent public officials, and supports deserving and qualified judicial candidates. We serve as a direct conduit to local elected officials, organize forums to introduce prospective candidates to the voters, and then organize support behind our endorsed candidates.

Our endorsements of candidates are always made at open public meetings, often after lively debate and discussion of the issues with the candidates themselves. We also provide printed and online voter information, sponsor get-out-the-vote drives and register new voters.

D.I.D. fought for (and won) loft legislation, moderate-income housing, small business protection, better schools, better parks, and neighborhoods made safer with a better quality of life for our families.

Our members actively serve on PTAs, the community boards, Community Emergency Response Teams, advocacy groups, as well as civic and neighborhood associations.

The club's district covers one of the largest land areas of any club in Manhattan. Neighborhoods represented by the club include Battery Park City, the Financial District, TriBeCa, Hudson Square, SoHo, NoHo, the South Village, the Washington Square area, Washington Square Village, Silver Towers, Village View, and parts of the Lower East Side and the East Village, as well as Governors Island.


VOTE - TUES September, 2016

2016 Endorsements for the September 13, 2016
NY State Democratic Primary Election

NY State Assembly
Paul Newell — 65th Assembly District
Deborah Glick — 66th Assembly District


NY State Democratic Committee
Ben Yee — 66th Assembly District

Judicial Delegates — 66th Assembly District
** VOTE FOR ALL 6 CANDIDATES**
Maureen Remacle
Jeanne Kazel Wilcke
Jennifer Hoppe
Norma Ramirez
David Karlin
Cormac Flynn


Recent Resolutions:

RESOLUTION RE 45 RIVINGTON STREET
Whereas in recent years our community has lost many nursing home beds to gentrification...

CALLING FOR IMMEDIATE NY STATE GOVERNMENT REFORM
Good-government reform legislation passed by the New York State legislature

GAME TROPHIES OF THREATENED OR ENDANGERED SPECIES
SUPPORT FOR NYS SENATOR HOYLMAN’S BILL BANNING TRANSPORT

NEW YORKERS FOR A HUMAN SCALE CITY

ELIZABETH STREET GARDEN
STRONG OPPOSITION AGAINST NYC DEVELOPING THE SITE

LOWER EAST SIDE BELOW DELANCEY ST. - HISTORICAL DESIGNATION SUPPORT


 


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