2017 Policy Agenda + WFP Endorsements

CT Working Families Party has endorsed 89 candidates running for office in both houses of the General Assembly and US Congress, including two candidates who will run solely on the Working Families Party line in CT.

You can read the full list here.

All candidates seeking a WFP endorsement have pledged to support WFP’s 2017 policy agenda during the upcoming legislative session:

  • Invest in Low/Middle Income Families: Expand paid sick days, paid family medical leave and retirement security legislation, pass fair scheduling laws to guarantee rest periods and provide more work predictability, and increase the minimum wage to $15 and end the sub minimum wage for tipped workers

  • Criminal Justice Reform: Expand “ban the box” legislation to protect job applicants from inaccurate background checks

  • Fair Economy: Implement a progressive tax system obligating wealthy residents and large corporations to pay their fair share

  • Workers’ Rights: Support the right to collectively bargain

  • Family-centered Immigration Reform: Support immigration reform that keeps families together, provides fair access to affordable, quality education for all students including Dreamers, and acknowledges the rich contribution to our society and economy

  • Equal Access to Education: Tuition-free community college, ending the privatization and corporatization of all schools, and just public investment in our education system at all levels

  • Equal Access to Healthcare: Expand healthcare access and end the corporatization of healthcare

“All WFP-endorsed candidates are committed to bettering the position of working families and recognize the critical role they play in stabilizing our economy, but only if we tap into their potential to become stronger participants in our economy,” said Working Families State Director Lindsay Farrell.