The New York Working Families Party 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 of a 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 of Wall Street 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:
For Immediate Release May 19th, 2018 Working Families Party Candidates Rally 500+ Progressive Activists at WFP Convention in Harlem Cynthia Nixon, Jumaane Williams, Tom DiNapoli and IDC challengers formally accept the progressive party’s nomination and rally progressive base with ... More
For Immediate Release May 19, 2018 Working Families Party Gives Seal of Approval to Both Tish James and Zephyr Teachout for Attorney General Of two candidates with deep WFP roots, WFP’s Lipton says: “There are two incredible progressive women ... More
Moments ago, the State Committee of the New York Working Families Party voted to officially endorse Cynthia Nixon for Governor and Jumaane Williams for Lieutenant Governor. We’re ready to go all-out for Cynthia and Jumaane and build a New York for ... More
Some huge news: After seven years of propping up Republican leadership in New York's State Senate, Senator Jeff Klein and the Trump Democrats of the Independent Democratic Conference reportedly agreed this morning to dissolve as a conference and reunite with the ... More
When my husband and I chose to make New York our home, we were blown away by the love and acceptance we were shown. We married in Central Park on a cold, November day in 2013, and yet we were ... More
When it comes down to it, there are two types of state senators in Albany: those who caucus with the Democrats, and those who vote to empower the party of Donald Trump. For seven years, the Trump Democrats of the Independent Democratic ... More
The Working Families Party is proud to announce our next wave of endorsements for New York State Senate today: FOUR more courageous progressives who are taking on members of the turncoat Independent Democratic Conference. The Trump Democrats of the IDC have ... More
Today, the Working Families Party is announcing our first three endorsements for New York State Senate: three progressive women who are running against members of the Independent Democratic Conference. Chip in now to help us defeat the IDC-Republican alliance and ... More
Last week, the New York Times featured a story about the New York WFP and the critical role we play in recruiting, training, and electing progressive candidates across New York state and around the country: In taking a hyper-local ... More
The Trump tax scam -- approved by the Senate over the weekend while the nation slept -- is an unprecedented act of class warfare. Literally hand-written for the top 1%, it comes at a cost of billions to working families. That's ... More