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:
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
By Katrina Vanden Heuvel, www.thenation.com, November 3rd, 2016 This is an unusually satisfying editorial to write. Stay with me. When The Nation endorsed Hillary Clinton for president last month, we argued that “a substantial victory by her in November is essential ... More
My name is Hazel Ingram, and this year, I am the Working Families Party’s presidential elector in the Electoral College in New York. That means if Hillary Clinton wins New York ... More
On September 15th, 2016, the New York Working Families Party held our 18th Annual Gala Celebration at the historic Great Hall at Cooper Union, with honorees and speakers including Senator Bernie Sanders, Nina Turner, Juan González, and Mayor Bill de ... More
Join us for our 18th Annual Gala Celebration on September 15th! WFP 18th Annual Gala Celebration Thursday, September 15th 6:00pm-9:00pm The Great Hall at Cooper Union, 7 E. 7th St., New ... More
Read this article on Medium. With the support of 68% of our membership and the backing of our national board, we’re announcing the Working Families Party’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President. WFP was an early, enthusiastic supporter of Senator Bernie Sanders’ ... More