The Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) is a group of 8 Senators who ran as Democrats but maintain a “majority coalition” with the Republicans and Simcha Felder. Despite the Democrats having a numeric majority in the State Senate, this alliance gives the GOP leadership the power to block progressive legislation and enable Trump’s agenda in NY. Governor Cuomo’s back room politics further prop up the IDC and allow their alliance to continue. To learn more, please click on the following links:
Click here to watch a two-minute explainer video by Creative Resistance, narrated by Edie Falco.
Click here to read an op-ed regarding Cuomo’s part in all of this.
Click here to view the IDC 101 power point presentation created by one of our co-leaders, Lisa Dellaquila.