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:
This week, WFP's progressive champions won in every corner of the state, winning 27 out of our 33 primaries. The lesson: when you run people that put forward progressive values, ... More
We are proud to announce our 2017 Local Progressive Champions! In 2013, we launched our Local Progressive Champions Project with a clear goal in mind: build a bench of progressive superstars all across New York State, working to achieve progressive ... More
On Thursday, September 28th, the Working Families Party will be celebrating our 19th birthday in New York. And we'd love for you to celebrate with us. WFP 19th Annual Gala Celebration Thursday, September 28th ... More
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
Read the following message that actor and activist Cynthia Nixon sent to Working Families Party supporters in New York: Friend -- Hi, I’m Cynthia Nixon. If you know me, you probably know at least a few things: I am an actor and ... 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