Pennsylvania Working Families Party Has Announced New Endorsements In Municipal Races Ahead Of The May 18th Primary
Philadelphia, PA: Pennsylvania Working Families Party has announced new endorsements in municipal races ahead of the May 18th primary. PA WFP has backed Cece Gerlach for Mayor of Allentown, Lillian DeBaptiste for Mayor of Westchester, Alex Myers for Hatboro Township Council, and Steven Singer for Alleghany County Council.
“WFP is proud to support each of these candidates. Pennsylvanians deserve leaders at the local level committed to making sure the needs of working families are centered,” said Nicolas O’Rourke, Organizing Director for PA WFP.
Pennsylvania Working Families Party is a progressive grassroots political party building a multiracial, multigenerational, and feminist movement of and for working people. Candidates offered the WFP endorsement benefit from the party’s decades of campaign expertise, communications support, access to our texting program, and an automatic dialer.
“I am honored and excited to be endorsed by the Working Families Party,” said Steven Singer. “This grassroots campaign shares their values in that we want to make this county LISTEN to the working class, especially those who are BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and/or disabled/neurodivergent.”
“I am humbled and honored to be endorsed by The Working Families Party,” said Lillian DeBaptiste. “This endorsement means so much to me because it shows that The Working Families Party has seen that we share in the belief that our government can do better for its people by electing candidates from diverse life experiences that reflect our communities’ lived realities. I am looking forward to teaming up with The Working Families party for this campaign.”
“Working families have been hit hard by this pandemic,” said Alex Myers. “They need elected officials who are transparent, accountable, and willing to step up and treat them with the respect they deserve. Politicians need to work for the people they represent – not the other way around.”
Last year, PAWFP recruited over 5,600 volunteer shifts, sent nearly 2.5 million texts, made nearly 1.4 million dials, and had conversations with over 80,000 voters to get out the vote in the general election. In 2019, WFP made history by electing Kendra Brooks to the Philadelphia City Council in the first city-wide victory for a third party in modern history.