Queens, NY Focus
Steve Behar is a Democrat who believes that together we can work to make our district and our city a better place to live. Steve promises to fight for better schools, safer streets, a strong economy, a better environment, better services for seniors and responsible development that retains the character of our community.
Steve Behar is an attorney, a small business owner and a political and community activist who grew up in our community and will always put our district first.
Steve believes that if we work together to ensure that parents have good jobs, that children have good schools and that families live in clean, safe communities we can solve most of the problems that plague our community.
Some info on Steve Behar's dedication to the community:
Steve has been active in state, local and national politics for many years. Since 2004 Steve has been President of Democrats for New Politics. Democrats for New Politics is a progressive Democratic club based in Northeast Queens. Steve is also a founding member of Democracy for America and its local group Democracy For New York City. Democracy for America was started by Democratic National Committee Chair Howard Dean to foster progressive political activism. Steve has been a member of the Saul Weprin Democratic Club for 23 years and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Queens County Progressive Democratic Club. Steve is also an active member of several other grass-roots/net-roots groups locally and nationally.
Over the years Steve has worked to make Northeast Queens a better place to live and work. He has done this by working to ensure that the citizens of Northeast Queens are informed of the critical issues that face our neighborhood, our city,our state and our nation. Through Democrats for New Politics, Steve has worked to bring elected officials, candidates, community leaders and renowned experts to Northeast Queens to teach and inform the community of the issues we face. Steve's community activities also include organizing graffiti clean-up events and working with groups such as Friends of Cunningham Park on "Community Volunteer Days" to clean up the park. In addition, through voter registration drives, Steve has helped register hundreds of new voters in Queens. Steve firmly believes that registering citizens to vote and giving them a voice in who is elected to public office is the only way to ensure that our democracy is truly the will of the people.
Steve is also President of Northshore Anti-Graffiti Volunteers, Inc. Northshore Anti-Graffiti Volunteers, Inc. is a non-profit volunteer organization working to clean-up and eliminate graffiti in Northeast Queens that was founded by Councilman Tony Avella.
Queen's Crap: Shining a spotlight on overdevelopment and corruption in Queens and beyond
LIQCity: Long Island City Neighborhood blog
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Ozone: local Politics, Education, Community Affairs,
Environment, History, Birding,Jamaica Bay,Ridgewood Reservoir, Forest Park, and other assorted items of interest... Concentrating on the Borough of Queens
Willets Point United: Business and land owners dedicated to fighting eminent domain abuse at Willets Point in Queens, NY.
Democracy for NYC in Queens:
Democracy for New York City (DFNYC)
is a volunteer-driven non-profit political action committee. We are
part of a national coalition of local groups committed to the ideals
espoused by Democracy for America, the organization founded by Howard
We work both locally and nationally to ensure that
fiscally-responsible and socially-progressive candidates win elections
at all levels of government. We develop innovative ways to advocate for
the issues that matter to our members and promote legislation which has
a positive effect in our communities. We engage people in the political
process and give them the tools to organize, communicate, mobilize, and
enact change on the local, state, and national level.
Currently there are three Queens chapters: Each meets the First Wednesday of every month.
Astoria, Queens - 7:30pm, - Ommonia Cafe 32-20 Broadway, with host Jeremiah Frei-Pearson and Costa Constantinides.
Sunnyside, Queens - 7:30pm, Bliss Street Station restaurant, 47-02 Greenpoint Ave., with host Dan Jacoby.
Bayside, Queens - 7:00pm, The First Edition, 41-08 Bell Blvd, right near the LIRR stop, with host Steve Behar of Democrats for New Politics.
DRINKING LIBERALLY IN QUEENS:
An informal, inclusive progressive social group. Raise your spirits
while you raise your glass, and share ideas while you share a pitcher.
Drinking Liberally gives like-minded, left-leaning individuals a place
to talk politics. You don't need to be a policy expert and this isn't a
book club - just come and learn from peers, trade jokes, vent
frustration and hang out in an environment where it's not taboo to talk
* Second and Fourth Friday of each month, 7:30 pm
* Studio Square Beer Garden, 35-33 36th Street, Long Island City, NY ((Look for our signs or ask the helpful staff))
* Hosted by Donald Graff, queens (at) drinkingliberally.org
Lesbian & Gay Democratic Club of Queens
The Lesbian & Gay Democratic Club of Queens (LGDCQ) is the only lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender independent Democratic club in the Borough of Queens.
was founded eleven years ago to increase the visibility of the lesbian,
gay, bisexual and transgender communities in the political arena of
Queens, New York City, New York State and the nation.
To receive the monthly newsletter or to be put on the Club's mailing list contact;
Democratic District Leader Daniel Dromm at
Write "LGDCQ Newsletter" in subject title.