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The 504 Democratic Club is a New York City-based coalition of Democrats working towards inclusion of people with disabilities in the political and social fabric of society. Club members hail from all five boroughs, reaching across every conceivable line to include a richly diverse group of people with disabilities, public officials, friends and family who support the concepts set forth in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Currently the 504 Democratic Club has around 350 members, and has celebrated its twentieth anniversary in the Fall of 2003.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 mandates that all federally funded programs must be accessible to people with disabilities. It is the precursor of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Candidate Questionnaire Responses

For State Assembly District 42 (Brooklyn):
Victor JordanVictor Jordan

For State Assembly District 44 (Brooklyn):
Robert CarrollRobert Carroll

For State Assembly District 65 (Manhattan):
John BalJohn Bal
Gigi K. LiGigi K. Li
John BalPaul Newell
Yuh-Line NiouYuh-Line Niou

For State Assembly District 66 (Manhattan):
Arthur SchwartzArthur Schwartz

For State Assembly District 70 (Manhattan):
Inez E. DickensInez E. Dickens

For State Assembly District 72 (Manhattan):
Carmen De La RosaCarmen De La Rosa

For State Assembly District 78 (Bronx):
Ischia J. BravoIschia J. Bravo

For State Assembly District 86 (Bronx):
Victor PichardoVictor Pichardo

For State Senate District 10 (Queens):
Adrienne AdamsAdrienne Adams

For State Senate District 18 (Brooklyn):
Debbie MedinaDebbie Medina

For State Senate District 31 (Manhattan):
Robert JacksonRobert Jackson
Micah LasherMicah Lasher

For State Senate District 33 (Bronx):
Gustavo RiversGustavo Rivera

For State Senate District 36 (Bronx/Westchester):
Katrina AsanteKatrina Asante
Jamaal BaileyJamaal Bailey

Landmark Announcement

Taxis For All Campaign

December 6, 2013

One out of every two medallion taxicabs
will be wheelchair accessible by 2020

Please visit Taxis for All Campaign website for more details

Get Out and Vote!

To find a voting location near you, please use the Board of Elections Poll Site Locator.

All voting locations are accessible People with disabilities can use the Ballot Marking Device (BMD)

For more information on the Ballot Marking Device or to visit the Board of Elections website

Ballot Marking Device Information (PDF)


Remembering Sylvia Friedman

By Marvin Wasserman

I was saddened to learn of the passing earlier today of a great friend, former Assemblywoman Sylvia Friedman. She was a former District Leader and State Committee Member, as well as serving in several capacities, including co-Executive Director of CIDNY. Sylvia was the first active member of the 504 Democratic Club to be elected to public office when in 2006 she was elected to the State Assembly, filling the term of her predecessor, Steve Sanders, who had resigned.

She was a fierce advocate for persons with disabilities, as someone with emphysema, steadily worsened over the years.

Sylvia Friedman's Memorial services were held on Sunday, March 3rd at 2PM, at the Friend's Meetinghouse on East 15th Street and Rutherford Place in Manhattan.


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Taxis For All Campaign

Taxis For All Campaign

View and/or print out the Landmark Decision: New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission's Operation of Inaccessible Taxi Fleet Discriminates Against New Yorkers with Disabilities

Listen to this 9-minute, 22-second MP3 audio of former New York Governor David Paterson speaking with Edith Prentiss on WOR Radio on December 21, 2011

View and/or print out the provisions of the new Taxi bill

Links to the press coverage the new Taxi bill

Please click "Like" on the Taxis For All Campaign Fan Page on Facebook


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