Eloisa Melendez and Chris Yerinides win Norwalk Common Council District A Primary


Carlos Moreno, Interim State Director of Connecticut Working Families Party:

“The Working Families Party congratulates Eloisa Melendez and Chris Yerinides on an impressive victory in a hard fought race to the finish in Norwalk’s Common Council District A Democratic primary.”

“Norwalk is an important and growing part of Connecticut’s vitality and growth as a state. That importance is a testament to the city’s groundbreaking living wage ordinance and to community leaders and advocates like Eloisa and Chris who fight for smart, pro-worker policies that invest in the city’s future.”

“Eloisa and Chris have the right vision for the city. Norwalk’s working families deserve well-funded public schools, meaningful infrastructure investment, living wages, and good union jobs. They need candidates who will resist privatization schemes and advocate for an economy that works for everyone. Eloisa and Chris will do exactly that.”

The Connecticut Working Families Party is a grassroots political organization that fights for economic and racial justice. The WFP is training and electing the next generation of progressive leaders to office, and fighting for and winning public policies that make a difference in the lives of working people, from raising the minimum wage to increasing funding for public education, to combating climate change, to reforming policing practices and diminishing the influence of big money in politics.