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Our History

Three Parks Independent Democrats has been an active and vigorous participant in Upper West Side politics for more than 35 years.

If you are a registered Democrat and live or work on the Upper West Side, especially if your voting address is in the 69th Assembly District, then you should join Three Parks Independent Democrats.

Activities include:

Our Mission

Help us preserve and strengthen our progressive Democratic agenda:

Want to play a role in these issues and in electing responsible people, but you don't know where to start?


Club Constitution

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Club meetings are held at the American Youth Hostel at 891 Amsterdam Avenue (between 103rd & 104th Streets) at 8:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month.

Public meetings regularly feature informed speakers and local elected officials who discuss the critical issues facing the West Side, New York City, New York State and the nation. Our Club meetings also serve as an informal place to meet other people interested in good government and dedicated to rebuilding a strong, progressive Democratic party.

Club Leadership

Merle McEldowney, President

Daniele Gerard, First VP

Lynn Max, Second VP

Bob Botfeld, District Leader

Cynthia Doty, District Leader

Lynn Thomas, State Committee

Daniel Marks Cohen, State Committee

Board of Directors

Our Community is Represented By:

Adriano Espaillatl

  • House of Representatives
  • 13th District
  • Jerrold Nadler

  • House of Representatives
  • 10th District
  • Brian Benjamin (After May 23rd 2017)

  • State Senate
  • 30th District
  • Marisol Alcantra (IDC)

  • State Senate
  • 31th District
  • Daniel O'Donnell

  • State Assembly
  • 69th District
  • Helen Rosenthal

  • City Council
  • 6th District
  • Mark Levine

  • City Council
  • 7th District

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