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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 Endorsement Screening

Monday August 25, 2014 6:00-8:00 PM (SEIU/1199, 333 West 42nd Street, Seventh floor Communications Center)

There will be additional screenings at the same place from 6-8PM on Monday, September 22

A questionnaire is available for each of the following positions of office in New York:
Note: Each questionnaire link on this list opens in a new browser window

Governor/Lieutenant Governor: Word DOC version

Attorney General: Word DOC version

New York State Comptroller: Word DOC version

State Legislature: Word DOC version

 

Landmark Announcement

Taxis For All Campaign

December 6, 2013
CITY OF NEW YORK AND DISABILITY ADVOCATES ANNOUNCE
LANDMARK SETTLEMENT TO DRAMATICALLY
INCREASE NYC TAXICAB ACCESSIBILITY

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)

Club Endorsements and Candidate Questionnaires

View the list of candidates running in this fall's New York City elections endorsed by the 504 Democratic Club. updated August 13, 2013

Last updated: August 12, 2013
 

View the responses to these questionnaires from the candidates noted below:
Position Candidate
Mayor small photo of John C. LiuJohn C. Liu
for New York City Mayor
small photo of William C. Thompson, Jr.William C. Thompson, Jr.
for New York City Mayor
Public Advocate small photo of Letitia JamesLetitia "Tish" James
for New York City Public Advocate
Comptroller small photo of Eliot SpitzerEliot Spitzer
for Comptroller
small photo of Scott StringerScott Stringer
for Comptroller
Borough President small photo of Ruben Diaz Jr.Ruben Diaz Jr.
for Borough President, Bronx
small photo of Gale BrewerGale Brewer
for Borough President, Manhattan
small photo of Jessica LappinJessica Lappin
for Borough President, Manhattan
City Council small photo of Rosie MendezRosie Mendez
2nd City Council District, Manhattan
small photo of Ben KallosBen Kallos
5th City Council District, Manhattan
small photo of Marc LandisMarc Landis
6th City Council District, Manhattan
small photo of Helen K. RosenthalHelen K. Rosenthal
6th City Council District, Manhattan
small photo of Mel WymoreMel Wymore
6th City Council District, Manhattan
small photo of Mark D. LevineMark D. Levine
7th City Council District, Manhattan
small photo of Melissa Mark-ViveritoMelissa Mark-Viverito
8th City Council District, Manhattan
small photo of Cheryl PahahamCheryl Pahaham
10th City Council District, Manhattan
small photo of Ydanis RodriguezYdanis Rodriguez
10th City Council District, Manhattan
small photo of Andrew CohenAndrew Cohen
11th City Council District, Bronx
small photo of Ritchie TorresRitchie Torres
15th City Council District, Bronx
small photo of Maria del Carmen ArroyoMaria del Carmen Arroyo
17th City Council District, Bronx
small photo of John F. DuaneJohn F. Duane
19th City Council District, Queens
small photo of Andrea VerasAndrea Veras
24th City Council District, Queens
small photo of Lew M. SimonLew M. Simon
32nd City Council District, Queens
small photo of Antonio ReynosoAntonio Reynoso
34th City Council District, Brooklyn
small photo of Ede FoxEde Fox
35th City Council District, Brooklyn
small photo of Alan MaiselAlan Maisel
46th City Council District, Brooklyn
small photo of Mercedes NarcisseMercedes Narcisse
46th City Council District, Brooklyn
small photo of Theresa R. ScavoTheresa R. Scavo
48th City Council District, Brooklyn
small photo of Deborah L. RoseDeborah L. Rose
49th City Council District, Staten Island

 

Questionnaires for the candidates running for the office of:

 

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

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