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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Progressive local elected officials representing cities and towns across New York state are joining the growing call for a $15 wage for fast-food workers. Echoing the testimony of hundreds of workers across the state at public hearings this month, 126 elected officials ... More
NEW YORK - Working Families Party State Director Bill Lipton made the following statement today on the reported framework agreement reached in Albany on rent laws: The corruption scandals that rocked the legislature beginning in January revealed the outsize influence of real ... More
As the NY Daily News reports, the NYC Fair Chance Act overwhelmingly passed the City Council on Monday, June 8th. The so-called 'Ban the Box' bill would prevent private sector employers from asking ... More
On Monday, June 8th, Working Families Party supporters joined a rally of hundreds of labor, community, and environmental advocates outside the office of Rep. Kathleen Rice in protest of her announcement over the weekend that she would go back on her word and support ... More
In June, New Yorkers have the chance to engage the Wage Board face-to-face on the need for a $15 minimum wage for fast food workers. The movement started by fast food workers in New York in 2012 has since picked up big victories in ... More
All too often, the debate on education policy in Albany is dominated by those with no experience as educators. We need the voices of those who understand firsthand the difficulties facing our schools and universities to be heard in the ... More
NEW YORK – Working Families Party New York State Director Bill Lipton made the following statement on Gov. Cuomo's "Parental Choice in Education Act": The game is rigged against working families in Albany, and Gov. Cuomo's proposed tax giveaway for the 1% is ... More
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
In NY1's report on Diana Richardson's victory in the special election for the 43rd Assembly District, NY WFP Director Bill Lipton explains how her victory fits into the nationwide progressive movement. "We are starting to see a surge in populist politics ... 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