The Connecticut Working Families Party (WFP) announced their endorsement of Sergio Rodriguez for New Haven Registrar of Voters. Sergio will be running on the Working Families Party line to become New Haven’s third Registrar, giving voters more choices at the polls on November 3rd.
With this endorsement, WFP acknowledges the urgent need to make the election process in New Haven more inclusive, more open, and more responsive to the needs of voters. Voting remains central to our democracy, to our civic life; providing voters with the knowledge and the tools they need to participate in the process remains one of our top priorities.
“Sergio Rodriguez understands how critical democracy goes much beyond just voting, and how it requires constant engagement from voters and institutions” says Sarah Ganong, Working Families Party Political Director. “As a community leader and advocate with years of experience fighting to make the political process in the city more inclusive, Sergio understands both how the political system delivers better results with more voter participation and how institutions need to engage citizens to become truly inclusive. We are proud to endorse him for New Haven Registrar of Voters.”
Under state law, the major parties are allowed to each have a Registrar of Voters in each town or city in the state. If a third-party candidate receives more votes for the position on their line than one of the major party candidates, he would also become Registrar, creating an additional position.
The Working Families Party endorsement comes with candidate training and strategic campaign support. Candidates are carefully vetted to ensure that they reflect the views and values of Working Families’ members. Recent polling affirmed Working Families’ members vote for candidates who will fight hard for racial, environmental, and economic justice, tax fairness, healthcare reform, strong public education system and immigration reform.