Democrat mascot donkey behind a wheelchair icon - The First Democratic Club in the Country Focusing on Disability Rights

April 26, 2005

Dear Friends,

The 504 Democratic Club was formed to gain for people with disabilites, the civil rights accorded to all Americans. The first Democratic club in the United States of its kind, 504 advocates for issues of importance for people with disabilities. It endorses and works for Democratic candidates for office who support the proposition that people with disabilities are entitled to the access to housing, healthcare, education, votin, jobs, public transportation and other rights that the able bodied take for granted. Today, we ask for your help so that we may continue this most crucial work.

On Sunday, June 12th at 5:00PM in the Evergreen Shanghai Restaurant, 10 East 38th Street, the 504 Democratic Club will celebrate its 21st Anniversary. There will be a banquet dinner and the presentation of awards to some of the special people who have worked with us so that we may realize our dreams. Our awardees are Congressman Jerrold Nadler, American Association of People with Disabilites Chairman and United Spinal Association Counsel James Weisman, Disabilities Network of NYC Executive Director Alexander Wood, 504 Northstar President Pamela Bates and NY State Democratic Committeeman and rising star Micah Kellner.

Please contribute to our important work by purchasing an ad in our journal and by attending our dinner. We look forward to hearing from you very soon and to seeing you at our dinner. Invitations will follow. For more information, please contact Sylvia Friedman at 212-673-8316.

Marvin Wasserman, President

Journal Ads:


Dinner Tickets: $75


All purchasers of full, half and quarter page ads by May 9 will be listed on the invitation.
If possible, please include ad copy with your check.

Telephone: 212-673-8316

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.