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2017 ENDORSEMENTS
2017 Dnotes - General Election
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D.I.D. Voter Guide - November 7, 2017 General Election
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CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1        
CHRISTOPHER MARTE

THIS IS OUR STRONGEST ENDORSEMENT

Vote the DEMOCRAT running on the INDEPENDENCE line.  
Alternative:  Cast a WRITE-IN VOTE for Christopher Marte on the blank line.

See The Villager:  
http://thevillager.com/2017/10/26/vote-marte-for-city-council-on-nov-7/

DID D-Notes:    
http://www.didnyc.org/web_documents/2017dnotes_general_november.pdf

Christopher Marte info: 
http://www.martenyc.com

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CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 2
CARLINA RIVERA

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MAYOR --- NO ENDORSEMENT

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PUBLIC ADVOCATE
LETITIA JAMES

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COMPTROLLER
SCOTT STRINGER

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BOROUGH PRESIDENT
GALE BREWER

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DISTRICT ATTORNEY --- NO ENDORSEMENT

Incumbent D.A. Cyrus Vance received no endorsement due to lack of criminal justice and incarceration reforms.

Recently two write-in candidates have entered the race.

D.I.D. recommends a WRITE-IN vote for either of these two Democratic candidates:

MARC FLIEDNER

PETER GLEASON - Update:  Peter Gleason has withdrawn his candidacy and is supporting Marc Fliedner.

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STATE SENATOR --- NO ENDORSEMENT

The Democratic candidate Brian Kavanagh, an Assembly Member from a neighboring district, is progressive on election reform and environmental issues.  But how Kavanagh was selected as the Democratic candidate is of great concern.

State Senator Dan Squadron abruptly resigned at a date too late for candidates to get on the ballot for the September primary election  Due to the timing, our County Committee (the volunteer local level of the Democratic Party) was convened to pick a candidate for the November election.  County Committee voted overwhelming by 72% for PAUL NEWELL.  The Manhattan party boss, in collusion with the Brooklyn party boss, ignored the County Committee vote.  Instead they handpicked Brian Kavanagh, the favored candidate of former State Senator Squadron and Mayor DeBlasio.

Last week, D.I.D. members asked that voters cast a WRITE-IN vote for Paul Newell.  Newell himself declined, and abstained from the vote.

We surely want Kavanagh to do well for us, and wish him well as the most likely winner.  Yet it must be called out that democracy within our own Democratic party is lacking.

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JUSTICES for the SUPREME COURT --- Vote for all

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BACK OF THE BALLOT --- VOTE

1.  CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION --- NO

2.  FORFEITURE OF PUBLIC OFFICIAL'S --- YES

PENSION IF CONVICTED OF A CERTAIN

TYPE OF FELONY

3.   CREATE 250 ACRES LAND ACCOUNT --- YES

OF FOREST PRESERVE IN EXCHANGE

FOR SPECIFIC USES ON CURRENT LAND

NOT CURRENTLY ALLOWED

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Locate your poll site:  nyc.pollsitelocator.com <http://nyc.pollsitelocator.com>

If you have any questions or problems, call us at (212) 460-8844 or contact the Board of Elections at (212) 487-5400 or (212) 886-2100.

Board of Elections voter info:   www.vote.nyc.ny.us/ <http://www.vote.nyc.ny.us/>

VOTE!    Tuesday NOVEMBER 7, 2017


For September 12, 2017 NY City Democratic Primary Election:

City Council  District 1
Christopher Marte

City Council  District 2
Carlina Rivera

City Council  District 3
Corey Johnson

District Leaders
65th Assembly District, Part C
Vittoria Fariello
Paul Newell

66th Assembly District, Part B
Terri Cude
Dennis Gault

 

Mayor
*NO ENDORSEMENT*

Comptroller
Scott Stringer

Public Advocate
Letitia James

Manhattan Borough President
Gale Brewer

District Attorney
*NO ENDORSEMENT*

Civil Court Judge (2 positions)
Richard Tsai
Phaedra Perry

 

Judicial Delegates & Alternates (appointed)
65th Assembly District
Samuel H. Chiera
Wei Li Tjong  (alternate)

66th Assembly District
Jeanne Kazel Wilcke
Lora Tenenbaum
David J. Karlin (alternate)
Harold Donohue (alternate)


VOTE - TUES November 8th, 2016

Downtown Independent Democrats unanimously endorsed Yuh-Line Niou for NY State Assembly in the 65th Assembly District. --- Oct 10, 2016

2016 Democratic Endorsement - Update
for the November 8, 2016 General Election

NY State Assembly
Yuh-Line Niou - 65th Assembly District


June 28 is the Federal Primary
Sept 13 is the State Primary
Nov 8 is the General Election

2016 Democratic 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 Senate
Brad Hoylman --- 27th Senate District
Daniel Squadron --- 26th Senate District

NY State Democratic Committee
Ben Yee --- 66th Assembly District
Rachel Lavine --- 66th Assembly District

Civil Court Judges
Margaret Pui Yee Chan --- Civil Court Vacancy #15
Josh Hanshaft --- Civil Court Vacancy #13
Emily Morales-Minerva --- Civil Court Vacancy #14

Judicial Delegates & Alternates (appointed)
Joyce Brody Skodnek --- 65th Assembly District
Wei Li Tjong (alternate) --- 65th Assembly District

Jeanne Kazel Wilcke --- 66th Assembly District
David Karlin --- 66th Assembly District
Lora Tenenbaum (alternate) --- 66th Assembly District
Harold Donohue (alternate) --- 66th Assembly District

2016 Democratic Endorsements
for the June 28, 2016 Federal Democratic Primary Election


U.S. Senator of New York
Chuck Schumer

U.S. Congress of New York
Jerrold Nadler --- 10th District
Carolyn Maloney --- 12th District
Nydia Velazquez --- 7th District



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
on hydrofracking.
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.



 

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