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December 20, 2012

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, join us as we celebrate an exciting year for our nation, state and city and we look ahead to 2013!

Join your favorite elected officials, candidates, civic leaders and New Yorkers from all across the city.

Drinks, food, dancing, and lots of holiday cheer – all atop SkyRoom NYC’s glass-enclosed south terrace high above Times Square, with sweeping views of Manhattan and the Hudson River.

Doors open at 7pm

Don...

SkyRoom NYC


November 19, 2012

DL21C’s Political Author series continues with

Baratunde Thurston

Author of New York Times best-seller 'How to Be Black', former director of digital for The Onion and founder of Cultivated Wit

Can't we all just get along in a post "post-racial" America?  Four years after the...

Katra Lounge


November 6, 2012

Free for Annual Members; $10/nonmembers

Reserve via PayPal

UPDATE:  Advance purchases are now closed, but please purchase your tickets at the door and join us tonight!

Drinks, Food, DJ, multilevels of projection TVs broadcasting the returns, special guests and elected officials, Balloon Drop and more!

Doors Open 7pm, come early and stay late!

 

Arena NYC


November 3, 2012

DL21C has teamed up with the OFA offices in the Roxborough section of northwest Philadelphia - a critical battleground region in an important swing state - for day trips on Saturdays from now until the election.
more info

OFA Headquarters


November 3, 2012

Join DL21C getting out the vote in the final hours of the campaign!  Virginia matters more than ever, with the White House and a crucial Senate seat on the line.  With Politico calling Fairfax County “key to any candidate’s victory,” a visit from you might be all it takes to push undecided voters firmly into the Barack Obama/Tim Kaine camp!

more info

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Fairfax, Virginia


November 2, 2012

 
Travel to Cuyahoga County (free transportation and housing) to campaign for President Obama in the final stretch
RSVP to reachdrewschustek@gmail.comfor information and to RSVP

Cleveland, Ohio


October 29, 2012

DL21C's Political Author series continues 
with a discussion of gender and the 2012 campaign featuring
Hanna Rosin, Senior Editor, The Atlantic and Founder of Slate’s Double X
Author, The End of Men
Books available for signing and purchase on-site

About the Author
Hanna Rosin is a senior editor at The Atlantic...

Elmo Lounge (lower level)


October 27, 2012

DL21C has teamed up with the OFA offices in the Roxborough section of northwest Philadelphia - a critical battleground region in an important swing state - for day trips on Saturdays from now until the election.
more info

OFA Headquarters


October 22, 2012

The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy.

Smithfield Lounge


October 20, 2012

DL21C has teamed up with the OFA offices in the Roxborough section of northwest Philadelphia - a critical battleground region in an important swing state - for day trips on Saturdays from now until the election.
more info

OFA Headquarters


October 20, 2012

Oct 18 Update: New Hampshire trip is suspended.  Please join us on our Virginia GOTV Weekend Road Trip or contact campaignvol@dl21c.org for a refund.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

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New Hampshire


October 16, 2012

The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Candidates each will have two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion. The town meeting participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization.

Smithfield Lounge


October 13, 2012

DL21C has teamed up with the OFA offices in the Roxborough section of northwest Philadelphia - a critical battleground region in an important swing state - for day trips on Saturdays from now until the election.
more info

OFA Headquarters


October 11, 2012

The debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics and be divided into nine time segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator will ask an opening question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the question.

Smithfield Lounge


October 6, 2012

DL21C has teamed up with the OFA offices in the Roxborough section of northwest Philadelphia - a critical battleground region in an important swing state - for day trips on Saturdays from now until the election.
more info

Penn Station


October 4, 2012

Pizza and beer will be provided!

Obama for America NYC Headquarters - 520 8th Avenue (at 37th Street)


October 3, 2012

Watch the Debates and Punditry on dozens of big-screen TVs, live from our very own Spin Room!
The debate will focus on domestic policy and be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics to be selected by the moderator and announced several weeks before the debate.
The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a...

Smithfield Lounge


September 29, 2012

DL21C has teamed up with the OFA offices in the Roxborough section of northwest Philadelphia - a critical battleground region in an important swing state - for day trips on Saturdays from now until the election.

more info

Penn Station


September 24, 2012

DL21C’s 2012 Candidate Series continues with
Congressman Joe Donnelly (D-northwest Indiana)
Candidate for US Senate
 
This Monday night, September 24, DL21C and New Yorkers across the city welcome Congressman Joe Donnelly, running for the US Senate seat in Indiana – just this week ranked by The Cook Political Report as a toss-up, and is now one of the two most competitive...

Suite 55 Lounge


September 22, 2012

DL21C has teamed up with the OFA offices in the Roxborough section of northwest Philadelphia - a critical battleground region in an important swing state - for day trips on Saturdays from now until the election.
more info

Penn Station


September 5, 2012

 
On Wednesday, September 5, join DL21C'ers from NY and across the nation in Charlotte for our quadrennial tradition - DL21C's Fifth Convention Bash!
This year, our party is at Tilt on Trade, in the heart of uptown Charlotte and just three blocks from the Time Warner Arena. Tilt is one of the city's oldest locally-owned and operated bars - the building dates back to 1906 and has a special connection to New York - its original tenant was The...

Tilt on Trade


August 20, 2012

 
About Jodi Kantor
Jodi Kantor is an award-winning New York Times correspondent and author of the bestselling book The Obamas, about the President and First Lady’s years in the White House. In her work, she tries to reveal the human beings behind the political figures-- their ambitions, biographies, challenges and successes.
Jodi graduated from Columbia and attended Harvard Law School. But soon after she arrived...

Suite 55 Lounge


August 16, 2012

Free for Annual Members; $10/non-members

It’s that time of year again - DL21C’s 20th Annual Summer Bash!!

And in an Election Year, who knows what can happen?

Join politicos from across New York and the nation for this time-honored event of the summer, at one of the city’s top rooftop bars, SkyRoom NYC!

Drinks, dancing, special guests, and of course lots of political banter – don’t miss out on the fun, as...

Skyroom


July 30, 2012

This event is $5 for non-members, and free for DL21C Annual Members.\
 
On Monday, July 30, DL21C welcomes Joel Benenson, a New Yorker and President Obama's lead pollster and senior campaign strategist, who will join us at this special event Monday night!
Joel will share his insights on his work on the President's historic 2008 run, his work in New York politics, and the role that the women's vote will play at the voting booth in the election this November...

Retreat NYC


July 23, 2012

with

Obama for America NY State Director Rob Diamond, and NY State Field Director Kate Doehring

w/special guests!

This event is free!

Learn how to get involved in the re-election campaign and volunteer to help President Obama win crucial swing states such as Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Hampshire and Virginia.

Smithfields Bar NYC


June 20, 2012

This Wednesday, June 20...DL21C's Womens Issues Committee presents the the next installment of its "Women and 2012" Series.

The issues of jobs and employment are huge factors for voters heading into the 2012 elections, and for NYC women and men, the situation is particularly stark - while hiring has resumed in many parts of the city, the unemployment rate hovers at over 9.5%. Those currently employed worry about job security and protections, especially those working in...

Smithfield NYC


June 11, 2012

 
DL21C 2012 Candidate Series continues with a 
Brooklyn Congressional Town Hall
featuring the Democratic primary candidates for the new 8th Congressional District (D-Fort Greene, Bed Stuy, Canarsie, Coney Island)
Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries
Councilmember Charles Barron
This event is $5 for non-members, and free for DL21C Annual Members; Venue has full beverage and food menus available.
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Brown Sugar Lounge


June 4, 2012

Join DL21C for the second of several policy debates/discussions, addressing diverse viewpoints on education policy and our City's schools.
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Discussion on Education Policy and Politics, from NYC to Albany

with

Micah Lasher, Executive Director, StudentsFirst NY

Moderated by Elizabeth Green, Co-founder and Editor of GothamSchools

Location:
Alpha Fusion...

Alpha Fusion 2


May 31, 2012

Did you read Frank Bruni's New York Times Op-Ed about Christie Vilsack? Join us on May 31 and meet her in person!

Join DL21C on Thursday, May 31 as DL21C welcomes Congressional candidate and former Iowa First Lady Christie Vilsack (Iowa-4 - Iowa's new congressional district).

Christie is running in one of 2012's most competitive national Congressional races -a new district that crosses the state of Iowa - where her Republican opponent, Steve King, is being touted...

Eamonn's Irish Pub - Midtown


May 30, 2012

On Wednesday, May 30, join DL21C'ers for an important forum addressing one of the most pressing and controversial issues facing our city's schools.

Over the past decade, the New York City school system has focused its reform efforts on strong accountability systems and increased school choice options, among other tools. While there have been signs of success, some argue that this approach has come at the cost of meaningful community input and a highly-polarized battle over...

Alpha Fusion


April 9, 2012

 
DL21C's Political Author series continues with
Ann Lee, China expert and Senior Fellow at public policy think tank Demos
discussing her new book,
"What the US Can Learn from China"
along with Michael Beckley, Research Fellow in International Security at the Belfer Center at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government
The discussion will be moderated by ...

Iguana Lounge


March 29, 2012

DL21C's Political Author series continues with

Christine Pelosi

Attorney, Author and Activist, discussing her new book

discussing her new book,

Campaign Boot Camp 2.0:  Basic Training for Candidates, Staffers, Volunteers, and Nonprofits

Free for DL21C Annual Members and those buying books; $5/everyone else

Books available for signing and purchase on site, for under $20!

About the...

Suite 55 Lounge


March 16, 2012

DL21C's Candidate Series continues with
William Tong
State Assemblymember and Candidate for US Senate (D-CT)
 
For more information about Assemblyman Tong, visit:
www.williamtong.com

Location TBA


March 7, 2012

Free for members / $5 general admission - 
We are no longer taking advance RSVPs for this event. If you are interested in attending, please go to 35 W 67th Street at 7pm,  where tickets will be sold until we reach capacity.
 
New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman
Holding Financial Institutions Accountable and Bringing Justice For New York Homeowners

Moderated by Former...

Macaulay/CUNY Honors College


February 29, 2012

$5 non-members - please pay in advance
DL21C welcomes
Clarence Jones
Speechwriter, Counselor and Strategist to Martin Luther King, Jr.
discussing his book, "Behind the Dream, The Making of a Speech that Transformed a Nation"
doors open at 7:30, program begins at 8:00
 
About Clarence B. Jones
 
Clarence...

The New School, Theresa Lang Student and Community Center


February 13, 2012

Domestic Violence in NYC - Policy, Politics, Action & Enforcement
 
Statistics show that one in four women in New York will be in an abusive relationship at some point during their lifetime. Police responded to 249,440 domestic violence incidents in 2010; this averages to over 680 incidents per day. In addition, NYPD’s Domestic Violence Unit conducted 67,761 home visits in 2010, a 77% increase since 2002. What constitutes domestic violence in NYC, and why it is...

Iguana Lounge (upstairs)


January 25, 2012

We welcome Congressman Jay Inslee (D Washington), who is one of the nation's leaders on renewable energy and environmental policy.  He will discuss his role as a national leader in the advancement of clean energy and environmental legislation, as well as the challenges of working in the Republican-controlled Congress.
Free for Annual Members; $5/non-members
 
About Wednesday's Event
We're very excited that...

Houndstooth Pub


January 24, 2012

Join DL21C for its annual event next Tuesday night, January 24 for a viewing of and reaction to President Obama's State of the Union Address!

As we head into a critical midterm election year, it is the time for our President to address the most important issues facing our country. The differences between our President and the Republican presidential candidates are clear, and we have a lot of work ahead of us this year to re-elect him and take back the Democratic majority in Congress....

Chelsea Manor


January 3, 2012

 
It's First-in-the-Nation Night...the Iowa Caucuses are upon us!
 
Four years ago we had a lot of surprises on Caucus Night....what will happen this year, and what will it mean for President Obama and his re-election?
 
Join DL21C'ers and special guest pundits for drinks, pub grub and live analysis and results on multiple big screens - MSNBC, CNN, and yes, Fox News - all at the newly renovated Sutton Place Bar & Grill. 
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Sutton Place Bar & Restaurant


December 19, 2011

$10 cover: Payment In Advance is now closed, please pay at the door! 

Whether you've been naughty or nice....celebrate the end of an exciting political year with your favorite local, state and federal elected officials, civic leaders, candidates, and some surprise special guests......and gear up for an exciting 2012!

Drinks, dancing, a fantastic Nolita nightclub, political banter and of course lots of holiday cheer...

We're gearing up for...

Lair


December 3, 2011

Join DL21C'ers on Saturday, November 19th for an important training on national security and military affairs, with national leaders from the Truman Project (www.trumanproject.org).

Reserve your spot ($20.00) HERE
Much has occurred in recent months; the assassination of Osama Bin Laden, U.S. lead military action into Libya, the drawdown of...

Pace University


November 14, 2011

On Monday, November 14th, join DL21C’s Education Committee for a discussion with Steven Brill on his controversial book CLASS WARFARE: Inside the Fight to Fix America’s Schools.
 
This is a book that has ignited both praise and criticism on all sides of the education reform debate, and is a discussion not to be missed. Doors open at 6:30pm - see you there!
 
About the book:
 
CLASS WARFARE  (Simon & Schuster;...

Iguana Lounge


November 9, 2011

A Conversation with
State Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries
(D-Brooklyn-Ft. Greene/Clinton Hill/Crown Heights/Bed-Stuy)
 
Since 1990, income inequality in New York State has grown more than 3x faster than the nation as a whole - and more than 4x faster in NYC. Since 2006, even before the Occupy Wall Street movement took shape, Assemblymember Hakeem Jeffries (D-Central Brooklyn) has worked to protect the American Dream and restore balance to the economy.
 ...

Belmont Lounge


October 26, 2011

 
Join Members of DL21C's Women's Issues  Committee for a happy hour meet and greet with former Connecticut Secretary of State and Senatorial Candidate Susan Bysiewicz.
 
The contest to fill Joe Lieberman's seat is shaping up to be one of next year's most critical races - the outcome of  could be decisive in whether the Democrats maintain their majority or lose ground to the Republicans.  The latest polling shows that Linda McMahon...

Naples 45


October 18, 2011

Sorry, this event is full!!
 
 



October 17, 2011

Join Members of DL21C's Women's Issues and Foreign Affairs Committees for a happy hour welcoming a delegation of Women Members of European Parliament from the democratic and progressive left.
The MEPs are from Hungary, Romania, the Netherlands, and the UK.  We'll also be joined by NYC elected officials and civic leaders.
Join us for some great after-work drinks, snacks, and transatlantic networking and discussion of current...

Heartland Brewery


October 4, 2011

Join DL21C's Education Committee next Tuesday, October 4 for a discussion on teacher accountability, with two of New York's top education officials: Shael Polakow-Suransky (NYC's Chief Academic Officer) and Pedro Noguera, SUNY Trustee and NYU Professor of Education and Executive Director of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education.

"Teacher accountability" is considered of the most controversial issues in the NYC schools. Mr. Polakow-Suransky and Dr. Noguera...

Professor Thoms Bar - Upstairs level


September 14, 2011

Join DL21C'ers as we welcome Academy-award winning filmmaker and NYTimes #1 bestselling author Michael Moore on Wednesday, September 14 for a conversation and book signing, for the release of his memoir, "Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life".

Over the past 20 years, Moore has been one of the most visible, fearless, passionate and controversial figures on the American Left. He is the director and producer of nine films, including "Bowling for Columbine" (...

Empire Hotel Rooftop


September 10, 2011

Join New Yorkers and DL21C'ers to remember, reflect and unite:
Hand in Hand - Remembering 9/11
Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2011 attacks
Sign up to participate at www.handinhand911.org

About Hand in Hand

On Saturday, September 10th, 2011 at 8:46am, thousands of people will grasp hands to form a human chain along the...