New York State's Trump Democrats
The Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) is a group of 8 New York State Senators who were elected to office as Democrats but align with Republicans — giving Republicans control of the State Senate.
“For many liberal New Yorkers who assumed their state was thoroughly blue, the Independent Democratic Conference’s very existence has come as a nasty, if galvanizing, surprise.” — New York Times, Feb. 6, 2017
WHO IS IN THE IDC?
Tony Avella - Queens
David Carlucci - Rockland
Jesse Hamilton - Brooklyn
Jeff Klein - The Bronx
Jose Peralta - Queens
Diane Savino - Staten Island
David Valesky - Onondaga
Marisol Alcantara - Manhattan
WHAT LEGISLATION DOES THE IDC-GOP ALLIANCE BLOCK?
More rent-regulated apartments
The Reproductive Health Act
And countless additional progressive legislation
Single payer healthcare
The State DREAM Act
The Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act
WHAT DOES THE IDC GET OUT OF ITS ALLIANCE WITH REPUBLICANS?
Bigger offices, extra salary, more power, and district-specific goodies while statewide progressive legislation lingers.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Help elect REAL Democrats and remove the IDC from power.
Jessica Ramos is running against Jose Peralta in Queens—join her campaign: