Celebrating over 35 years of progressive politics on the Upper West Side.


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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:

  • Organizing forums for neighborhood residents to hear from candidates running for public office.
  • Registering thousands of new voters and informing West Side residents about issues facing our community.
  • Advocating for rent regulations, affordable housing, tenants' rights, public education and contextual zoning.
  • Organizing against harmful budget cuts in social services proposed by the City, state and national leadership.
  • Working with community and statewide groups on health care, environmental, energy, and public safety issues.

Our Mission

Help us preserve and strengthen our progressive Democratic agenda:

  • Support public education
  • Moritorium on charter schools
  • Preserve choice
  • Stop Fracking
  • Close Indian Point
  • Preserve Social Security and Medicare
  • Strengthen gun control
  • Fight for affordable housing
  • Maintain rent regulations
  • Protect our air and water
  • Monitor local development
  • Preserve civil liberties
  • Oppose the death penalty
  • Work for world peace
  • Promote diversity and equal rights

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


Club Constitution

Three Parks Independent Democrats Constitution - Requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.


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

Our Community is Represented By:

Adriano Espaillatl

  • House of Representatives
  • 13th District
  • Jerrold Nadler

  • House of Representatives
  • 10th District
  • Brian Benjamin

  • State Senate
  • 30th District
  • Robert Jackson

  • 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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