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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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
It's official -- New York State Senate Republicans are going all-in for Trump. This is what Republican Senate Leader John Flanagan had to say at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland: "I'm going to make this unequivocally clear. I'm supporting Donald Trump ... More
Tuesday, April 19th is the New York Democratic presidential primary as well as two critical special elections for WFP endorsed candidates in Lower Manhattan and on Long Island. Can you join WFP volunteers to help get out the vote? ... More
Last week, #WFP4Bernie made a YUGE difference in the political revolution! Here's just a few highlights of what we've done together in New York and across the country. New York Last weekend, NY WFP worked with the Sanders campaign for a campaign ... More
NY State of Politics reports on our yuge plans to turn out voters for Bernie across New York state leading up to primary on April 19th: The Working Families Party plans a “full-throated mobilization” on behalf of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders ahead of ... More
It's official: New York will be getting a minimum wage increase and paid family leave! Can you share the news about these historic victories on Facebook and ... More
Bernie's been on a roll lately, with massive wins this weekend in Washington State, Alaska, and Hawaii that have significantly closed his delegate gap with Hillary Clinton. He even just took the lead in a new national poll!1 With a massive ... More
The New York state legislature will soon decide whether or not we pass a statewide paid family leave policy so that no New Yorker ever has to choose between caring for a newborn or loved one and paying their bills. With ... More
Right now, lawmakers are considering building the largest ever taxpayer-funded project in the history of Dutchess County. Is it a school? A community center? Nope, guess again -- it’s a $300 million county jail. My name is Rasonia Squire, and I’m an ... More
New York stands on the brink of history. Over the next few weeks, we could become the first state in the nation to pass a statewide $15 minimum wage. It’s been a long road to get here. But two state senators ... More