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.
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The New York Times' Ginia Belafonte reports on what Diana Richardson's victory means for tenants fighting against displacement by developers in Central Brooklyn. Two weeks ago, Diana Richardson, a native of Crown Heights, was elected to the New York State ... More
Diana Richardson just became the first Working Families Party state legislator elected in New York! Click here to sign our card congratulating Assemblymember-ELECT Diana Richardson! When this ... More
For Immediate Release: May 5th, 2015 Diana Richardson Becomes First Legislator Elected Solely on Working Families Party Line Big Victory in Referendum on Real Estate Power and Agenda BROOKLYN, NY -- Today the voters of Brooklyn’s 43rd Assembly District made history ... More
For Immediate Release: May 5th, 2015 Long Beach, NY -- Last Friday, the Long Island Working Families Party voted to issue an early endorsement for ... More
For Immediate Release: May 4th, 2015 TROY, NY -- The Capital District Working ... More
We've seen it happening all around us in NYC. New luxury developments rising up. Skyrocketing rents forcing working families out. Abusive landlords kicking longtime residents out of homes they've lived in for decades. On Tuesday, there's a special election for State ... More
Capital NY reports: The Working Families Party will join with environmental and community groups in a new coalition that pushes politicians to act on climate change. The Take Sides coalition will go beyond the state's environmental ... More
The New York State Board of Elections recently met and voted on a proposal to close the so-called "LLC loophole" that allows wealthy donors to secretly funnel millions of campaign donations to individual candidates. Despite hearing from over 11,000 New ... More
On May 5th, New Yorkers have the chance to make history. There's a special election in the 43rd Assembly District in Brooklyn that day, and voters there ... More
Gov. Cuomo and state legislators approved education reforms last week that aim to make teachers even more focused on teaching to the test. His plan misuses state-mandated standardized student tests to evaluate teachers -- a purpose for which they are not ... More