New York Working Families

The New York Working Families Party is New York’s progressive political party. The Working Families Party is focused on tackling the political, economic, and educational inequality that deprive working and middle class families of opportunity. Our vision is to build a New York that is fair for all of us, not just the wealthy and well-connected.

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We recruit, train, and elect the next generation of progressive leaders to local and state office — candidates who fight for the needs of working class, middle class and poor families. We’re known for our legislative fights on issues that cut to the core of New Yorkers’ concerns today–raising the minimum wage and guaranteeing paid sick days, fighting the influence of big money over politics, and defending quality public schools. Nearly a quarter of a million New Yorkers voted on the Working Families Party ballot line in 2012.

Voters across the state vote on the Working Families Party ballot line because they want to see elected leaders who care more about the needs of every day voters than the demands of Wall Street billionaires and corporate lobbyists. That’s why hundreds of thousands of Working Families voters are helping to build a stronger progressive movement.

THE LATEST FROM New York:

Cuomo’s Fusion Ban

Yesterday, Andrew Cuomo’s NY State Democratic Committee doubled down on their attacks on New York progressives by voting to endorse Cuomo's ban on fusion voting.1 This is an escalation of Cuomo's attack on the Working Families Party and the entire progressive ... More

Cuomo’s Attacks on WFP

This coming Monday, Andrew Cuomo's New York State Democratic Committee is planning to vote on a proposal to support a ban on fusion voting.1 Make no mistake: This is a direct attack by Andrew Cuomo on the Working Families Party, our ... More