Working Families is New York’s progressive political party. The Working Families Party is focused on tackling the political, economic, and educational inequality that deprive working and middle class families of opportunity. Our vision is to build a New York that is fair for all of us, not just the wealthy and well-connected.More
We recruit, train, and elect the next generation of progressive leaders to local and state office — candidates who fight for the needs of working class, middle class and poor families. We’re known for our legislative fights on issues that cut to the core of New Yorkers’ concerns today–raising the minimum wage and guaranteeing paid sick days, fighting the influence of big money over politics, and defending quality public schools. Nearly a quarter million New Yorkers voted on the Working Families Party ballot line in 2012.
Voters across the state vote on the Working Families Party ballot line because they want to see elected leaders who care more about the needs of every day voters than the demands Wall Steet billionaires and corporate lobbyists. That’s why hundreds of thousands of Working Families voters are helping to build a stronger progressive movement.
THE LATEST FROM New York:
Today, Governor Cuomo will give his annual State of the State and budget address. We’ll be watching closely. The New Year is a time for all of us to set priorities and map out goals. In the wake of corruption scandals that ... More
Friends, These are heady days at the Working Families Party. In case you missed it, let me catch you up on the big news: the Working Families Party has announced our endorsement of Bernie Sanders for President. This was our first-ever national endorsement. It ... More
On Tuesday, December 1st, 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio joined WFP members for a tele-town hall on how NYC is leading on sustainability and reducing NYC’s contributions to climate change. Listen to a recording here: Or ... More
The polls are open! Today is the first day of our national membership vote to help decide: Who should the Working Families Party endorse in the Democratic Presidential Primary? Who gets your vote? Click on your candidate below. ... More
The Associated Press reports on our expanded Pipeline Project work this year: The Working Families Party is working to broaden its reach with a new emphasis on local, down-ballot races around the state. The labor-backed party is best known for its involvement in ... More
Working Families Party State Assemblymember Diana C. Richardson speaks on intersections of affordable housing, #FightFor15, child care, justice, voting rights, and education at WFP's 1st National Gala in Washington, D.C. on November 13th, 2015: ... More
New York Working Families Party State Director Bill Lipton joined WAMC Radio to talk about our 2015 Election Day victories, the Pipeline project, and our 2016 legislative and electoral priorities. Listen here: ... More
Big oil companies have denied the realities of climate change for decades. But bombshell reports and documents published over the past few weeks show that Exxon Mobil has known about the disastrous effects of climate change since the 1970s -- even as ... More
"We commend Attorney General Schneiderman for launching this investigation. For decades, scientists have known about the reality of climate change and the existential threat it poses. It is difficult to believe one of the richest multinational corporations was not aware ... More
Yesterday’s elections were a familiar mix. There was the terrific news out of Maine and Seattle, where citizen initiatives on public financing of elections were passed. And there was the horrendous, most prominently in Kentucky, whose new Governor never met ... More