DOWNTOWN INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATS VOTER GUIDE
Governor: HOWIE HAWKINS
Lieutenant Governor: BRIAN P. JONES
Since 1971, the D.I.D. has committed to making the NY Democratic Party a vehicle for progressive policy and empowering our communities.
We remain committed to those goals and to the Democratic Party.
However, our commitment to meaningful progressive policy makes it impossible for us to support the current Democratic nominee for governor. Campaign finance reform has been a joke, and the joke is on us.
The U.N. warned in the last days about severe, dire, and irreversible climate change, while the governor dithers
He also formed a separate political party FOR women, which intent is clearly to USE women for political gain.
Woman have been fighting too long for equality to be used in this manner.
We have to send a clear message. Vote on the Green Party line for Governor and Lt. Governor.
All other positions vote on the Democratic line:
JERROLD NADLER 10th Congressional District
CAROLYN B. MALONEY 12th Congressional District
NYDIA VELAZQUEZ 7th Congressional District
NY State Attorney General
ERIC T. SCHNEIDERMAN
NY State Comptroller
THOMAS P. DINAPOLI
Justice of the Supreme Court 1st Judicial District
KATHRYN E. FREED
MILTON A. TINGLING
Judge of the Civil Court, NY County
LOUIS L. NOCK
ARLENE P. BLUTH
NY State Senate
DANIEL SQUADRON 26th Senate District
BRAD M. HOYLMAN 27th Senate District
NY State Assembly
DEBORAH J. GLICK 66th Assembly District
SHELDON SILVER 65th Assembly District
VOTE NO --- PROPOSAL ONE --- Redistricting “reform”
VOTE YES --- PROPOSAL TWO --- Electronic Distribution of Legislative Bills
VOTE NO --- PROPOSAL THREE --- “Smart” Schools Bond Act
IMPORTANT: TURN OVER YOUR BALLOT TO VOTE ON THE PROPOSALS
Many people walk out of the voting booth and realize they forgot to turn the ballot over.
Polls open: 6AM-9PM on Tuesday, November 4th
You can find your poll site at https://www.votinginfoproject.org/projects/vip-voting-information-tool/.
Downtown Independent Democrats
October 23, 2014
Downtown Independent Democrats Endorse:
GOVERNOR: Howie Hawkins
Lt. GOVERNOR: Brian Jones
Since 1971, the D.I.D. has been committed to making the NY Democratic Party a vehicle for meaningful, progressive policy and empowering our communities. We remain committed to those goals and to the Democratic Party. However, our commitment to meaningful progressive policy makes it impossible for us to support the current Democratic nominee for governor.
Howie Hawkins & Brian Jones are aligned with the Democratic values we support and that are stated in our bylaws. Hawkins is the only candidate that has consistently called for a ban on hydrofracking. Hawkins' stances on the minimum wage, public education, single-payer healthcare, municipal taxes, clean energy and public transportation make him the only candidate New York progressives can support.
Furthermore, the Democratic nominee and incumbent governor has himself abandoned the Democratic Party by failing to support a Democratic State Senate and by forming a sham “ Women's Equality Party” to draw votes away from Democrats.
“Our progressive values give us no choice but to encourage our members to vote for Hawkins on the Green Party line” said D.I.D. President Jeanne Wilcke, “We look forward to working to bring the Democratic Party back to representing those values over the next four years.”
Downtown Independent Democrats also endorsed Eric Schneiderman for Attorney General, Thomas DiNapoli for State Comptroller, as well as candidates for State Senate and Assembly on the Democratic line.
August 28, 2014
DID ENDORSEMENTS FOR NY STATE GOVERNOR & LT. GOVERNOR:
GOVERNOR: Zephyr Teachout
LT. GOVERNOR: Timothy Wu
The Downtown Independent Democrats - unanimously - endorsed Zephyr Teachout for Governor and Timothy Wu for Lieutenant Governor.
Zephyr Teachout zeroes right in on issues of great concern to us: Fracking, government corruption, infrastructure investment, schools, natural resources, the business economy upstate & downstate.
Her legal and academic expertise are well suited to the job at this time in our history. She is an expert on political corruption and antitrust/big bank issues. She's clerked in the US Court of Appeals, was a director in Howard Dean's campaign, and was part of a foundation which focused on the role of money in politics and advocating for policy changes. She also hang glides. We like the whole package.
Timothy Wu has the attitude and forward voice to push NY State into the future. He believes in open democracy as well as an open internet. That works for us. His background is extraordinary, from antitrust issues to technology. He is the one who coined the term "net neutrality"! Timothy Wu is a forward-thinking policy maker, Harvard-educated lawyer, renowned author and fighter for the consumer.
"Zephyr" is a word for a breeze or a light wind. Along with Timothy Wu, we need this fresh air in our government.
See also District Leader Paul Newell's endorsement for governor: http://newellnyc.org/teachout-wu/
Thursday May 29, 2014
DID ENDORSEMENTS FOR NEW YORK STATE OFFICE
2014 DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY
Governor: No endorsement at this time
Lt. Governor: No endorsement at this time
Attorney General: Eric T. Schneiderman
Comptroller: Thomas P. Napoli
Senate 26th District: Daniel Squadron
Senate 27th District: Brad Hoylman
Assembly 65th District: Sheldon Silver
Assembly 66th District: Deborah Glick
Dem. Committee 65th AD – Male: John Quinn
Dem. Committee 65th AD – Female: No Endorsement
Dem. Committee 66th AD – Male: Alan Schulkin
Dem. Committee 66th AD – Female: Rachel Lavine
Civil Court Judge NY County: Louis L. Nock
Civil Court Judge NY County: Arlene Bluth (no contest)
DID Endorsement - click here
2013 D-Notes 66th District (pdf)
DID Endorsements - click here
DID Endorsements - click here
2011 D-Notes 66th District (pdf)
2011 D-Notes 64th District (pdf)
DID Endorsements - click here