Just finished the marathon

I just finished running the New York Marathon, wearing this tshirt.I just finished running the New York City Marathon. My time: a personal best! And the t-shirt that I wore today will tell you where my heart is. It reads: “Vote de Blasio on the Working Families line.”

Election Day is the day after tomorrow. But I believe that building progressive power is a marathon — not a sprint. And on Tuesday, I hope I can count on you to join me in that marathon.

Join me in pledging to vote on the Working Families line for Bill de Blasio.

Today, I ran through all five boroughs, neighborhoods rich and poor. The South Bronx and the Upper East Side. And I was proud to wear this shirt through every neighborhood. Because our vision is of a New York that truly works for all of us — not just the wealthy and well-connected.

That was the vision around which WFP was founded 15 years ago. Change doesn’t happen over night, but it does happen —  this year, I’m extraordinarily proud to have helped lead a campaign to win paid sick days for a million New Yorkers.

But each election is like a mile-marker — and this is going to be a big one. We’re going to elect a progressive Mayor, Public Advocate and Comptroller, and a dozen new Working Families Democrats to the City Council. That could be a huge opportunity to take major strides toward democracy and equality.

But we can only do it together. If you’re ready to keep fighting, not just on Election Day, but after, to build the kind of city we deserve, then we need you with us on Tuesday.

Join me in voting on the Working Families ballot line for Bill de Blasio.

Let’s finish strong,

Emmanuel Caicedo,
Working Families Party