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.More
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:
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
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
This was the first big election night of 2019. And it was a huge one for the Working Families Party. In New York City, WFP's Jumaane Williams defeated a field of ... More
The New York Times is endorsing Jumaane Williams for Public Advocate of New York City! They write that Jumaane "is the right person to fight for the millions of New Yorkers frustrated with ... More
Working people, activists, and community groups stood up to oppose $3 billion in corporate giveaways to Amazon, one of the world's largest corporations — and won! Read this op-ed in Buzzfeed by Maurice Mitchell (WFP National Director) and Ana Maria ... More
We know what it takes to win elections — ENGAGEMENT. The WFP helped recruit Jumaane Williams to run for city council in 2009, ran his first campaign, AND WON! It was a long-shot but we did it by knocking on doors and ... More
The Working Families Party’s mission is to elect the next generation of progressive leaders who are fighting for the issues that ... More
In a major victory for working families, New York's state legislature just passed the Dream Act! While Trump is busy shutting down the federal government over his racist border wall, New York state is finally showing the world that another ... More
Since our founding in New York state in 1998, the Working Families Party has been fighting to end Republican rule in Albany and pave the way for a progressive majority that could make New York actually reflect the values of ... More
(Read this post on Medium.) This primary season, Working Families Party activists went all out to challenge ... More