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 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.
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Trump's presidency has sparked a massive grassroots resistance. But we're not only fighting Trump -- we're also electing the next generation of progressive leaders in local races around the country. When WFP-backed progressive Christine Pellegrino upset her Republican opponent in ... More
The effort to unite a progressive majority in the NY state senate is gaining steam. As the 2017 New York state legislative session drew to a close without action on the urgent priorities in the Resistance Agenda, national leaders including Demos Action ... More
NEW YORK, NY - Today, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement urging all New York State Senate Democrats to join the fight for working families: "Yesterday, I was pleased to join New York Democrats in the 'New ... More
WFP on Christine Pellegrino Victory: “This is how we win in Trump country” NEW YORK, NY - Bill Lipton, New York State Director of the Working Families Party, made the following statement following ... More
(Share this post on Medium here.) The Trump regime is a threat to our democracy as well as the rights and well-being of millions of New Yorkers. While people across the country are fighting back, here in New ... More
The New York City Advisory Council of the Working Families Party has voted to endorse four candidates in the party's first round of city council endorsements: Carlina Rivera (District 2), Marjorie Velazquez (District 13), Diana Ayala (District 8), ... More
Originally published in the Amsterdam News: The Working Families Party recently endorsed Marvin Holland for the City Council’s 9th District seat. The WFP labels Holland a “voice for Harlem” in uncertain ... More
WFP NY State Director Bill Lipton made the following statement in response to the election results: For the second time in sixteen years, the Electoral College -- a mechanism conceived by our Founding Fathers, at least in part, to placate slaveholding ... More
Here's everything you need to get out and #VoteWFP on Election Day in NY: 1. Find your polling place and make your plan to vote. In New York state, polls are open ... More
Bernie Sanders sent the below message to New Yorkers explaining why it is so important that New York progressives come out and vote on the Working Families Party line for Hillary Clinton. Say you'll be a Working Families voter here, then ... More