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The Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club (BFRDC) was founded to fight for progressive politics and policies in 1960. Our club is named for Benjamin Franklin – author, printer, scientist, inventor, diplomat, and statesman – was one of the earliest progressives in American politics. Although he never held elective office, he influenced American political thought at a critical time in American history, helping to win Independence and participating in drafting the Constitution.

BFRDC stands for progressive public policies, free and open debate, a democratically-governed party organization, good government practices, and candidates for public and party office who embody these values.


BFRDC represents the 81st Assembly District in the northwest Bronx, the communities of Fieldston, Kingsbridge, Kingsbridge Heights, Marble Hill, Norwood, Riverdale, Spuyten Duyvil. Van Cortlandt Village, Wakefield, and Woodlawn.

The purpose of the BFRDC shall be:

  1. To provide an open, honest, dynamic, liberal, independent Democratic organization in the 81st Assembly District, Bronx County, State of New York.

  2. To promote the basic principles of the Democratic Party on the local, state, and national levels.

  3. To encourage the enrollment and participation in the Democratic Party of all persons who subscribe to its principles.

  4. To seek and support candidates for public and party office of liberal conviction, ability, and integrity, who are dedicated to public service, progressive policies, and civil liberties; to encourage the appointment of qualified public officials and employees; to oppose patronage abuses.

  5. To participate actively in the civic affairs of the community and to further the general welfare of all those who live and work in the community.



Do you live in the 81st Assembly District (Fieldston, Kingsbridge, Kingsbridge Heights, Marble Hill, Norwood, Riverdale, Spuyten Duyvil. Van Cortlandt Village, Wakefield, and Woodlawn)?  


Are you a registered democrat?


Join BFRDC!  


Follow us on social media, attend our monthly meetings, and pay our modest membership fee.


Volunteer! Help us petition, phone bank, or canvass for our democratic candidates.

Donate! We are an all-volunteer organization working to elect dedicated public servants who will lift our neighborhood on the county, city, state, and federal level.