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NYC Resistance Roundup: April 21

Protesters Condemn Goldman Sachs Tax Avoidance Demonstrators assembled outside Goldman Sachs’ offices in the Financial District on April 18 to protest the tax dodging practices of the Wall Street behemoth. Organizers advertised the gathering as a chance to condemn the [...]

April 21, 2017 Democratic Party, Grassroots, News, Women

Millennials Urged To Run For Down Ballot Office

Millennials will get a helping hand running for public office from a new political action committee dedicated to increasing the number of young people elected to government. Run For Something (RFS), the brainchild of two veteran Democratic Party campaign organizers, [...]

March 29, 2017 Democratic Party, News
IDC Protest

Constituents Protest Rogue New York Democrat Diane Savino Over IDC Membership

Staten Island residents and members of New York-based activist group Rise and Resist demonstrated outside State Senator Diane Savino’s office on Friday in protest of her affiliation with the breakaway Independent Democratic Conference (IDC). Up to 20 of Savino’s constituents and activists [...]

March 11, 2017 Democratic Party, News
Tom Perez

Forget the DNC Chair, Liberals Should Focus on Local Politics

The Democratic National Committee has a new leader and the American left a new lodestar in Tom Perez, the Obama-era Secretary of Labor, who was elected party chair in Atlanta on Saturday. His victory in the most fiercely-contested and politically [...]

February 27, 2017 Democratic Party, Opinion
Mayor Bill de Blasio State of the City speech

Mayor Targets Affordability Crisis in State of the City Speech

Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged to tackle the skyrocketing cost of living in New York in his annual State of the City speech on Monday night. “We understand that the affordability crisis is a fundamental and a profound problem. It [...]

February 14, 2017 Democratic Party, News
Capitol building

Democratic Senators Should Block Trump’s Nominees – Here’s Why

The Democratic elite gathered in Phoenix, Arizona on January 14 for the first of several forums to debate the future direction of the party and its response to the unprecedented threat of the Trump presidency. Opening the event, interim Democratic [...]

January 31, 2017 Opinion
Dan Sherrell

Climate Change Activists Urge Democrats to Back Bill

NY Renews, a climate advocacy movement, will call on New York State lawmakers to lead the fight for environmental protections under the Trump presidency at a meeting on Thursday night in Manhattan. The movement, made up of one hundred community groups, climate [...]

December 8, 2016 Democratic Party, Grassroots, News
New York Senate Chamber

Progressives Demand Cuomo Unify New York Democrats

A coalition of progressive groups will rally at New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Manhattan office today at 13:00 ET to demand he take immediate action to put the State Senate under Democratic majority control. State-wide elections on November 8 yielded the Democrats [...]

December 7, 2016 Democratic Party, Grassroots, News
Democratic Party Exit Sign

Will Anti-Trumpists Reject The Democratic Party?

Grief is provoked by all manner of stimuli, but the way it is expressed is curiously uniform. Many are familiar with the Kubler-Ross model, or the five stages of grief, which postulates that terminally ill patients will experience denial, anger, [...]

November 28, 2016 Opinion
You Matter Nation meeting

#YouMatterNation Urges Takeover Of Democratic Party

Activist community ‘You Matter Nation’ hosted its first organizing meeting on Friday to mobilize anti-Trump New Yorkers for the 2018 midterm elections and encourage them to get involved running the state Democratic Party. An estimated 600 people attended the meeting [...]

November 20, 2016 Democratic Party, News