Founded in conjunction with the New York Progressive Action Network (NYPAN) by activists inspired by the 2016 presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders, New Queens Democrats (NQD) is a volunteer-run organization comprised of activists residing within Queens, New York that fights for public policies and a political culture that put people and communities first. NQD is a chapter of NYPAN and of Our Revolution.
The purposes of the organization are:
To promote the values of democracy, transparency, equity, accountability, and justice
To support candidates for public office and for Democratic Party positions who embrace NQD’s values of democracy, transparency, equity, accountability, and justice
To increase civic and political engagement among the people of Queens, including by increasing transparency and participation in the Queens County Democratic Party
To promote knowledge of politics, public policy, and political history in Queens