UPDATE: On June 19th, over 500 Working Families activist took part in the Tele-town Hall with Mayor de Blasio. To listen to the live recording click here.
Two weeks ago, during our convention in Albany, an exciting new coalition was built: Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio, the Working Families Party, and dozens of labor unions and progressive groups came together around a shared agenda and a shared goal of making New York the progressive capital of America.
This campaign starts now.
This Thursday evening at 6:30PM, you’re invited to an exclusive Tele Town Hall meeting with Mayor de Blasio and leaders of the Working Families Party to learn about the plan and how to get involved — and how we’re going to get a bigger-than-ever vote on the Working Families ballot line in November for Governor Cuomo.
There’s a lot to do. Here’s our agenda for 2015:
- An increase in the minimum wage to $10.10, plus the option for cities like NYC to raise the wage to $13 or even higher.
- Public financing of elections, to end the control of big money in politics.
- The Women’s Equality Act, which includes everything from equal pay to reproductive health.
- The NY DREAM Act to give all immigrant youth an equal shot at college.
- Decriminalization of possession of small amounts of marijuana, to reverse the wrong-headed ‘war on drugs’ mentality.
It’s a big vision and we’ve got our work cut out for us. But it’s a vision shared by a broad new coalition led by Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio and and dozens of unions and progressive groups working together for the same goal.
This November, we’ll need a bigger than ever vote on our ballot line than ever — voting on the WFP line for Governor Cuomo means voting for that progressive vision.
We believe we can do it — with your help. This campaign for a progressive future starts now.