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.
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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
The New York Working Families Party has endorsed the following candidates: Statewide Office Cynthia Nixon Governor Jumaane Williams Lieutenant Governor Tom DiNapoli Comptroller Letitia James Attorney General * Zephyr Teachout Attorney General * U.S. Congress Kirsten Gillibrand U.S. Senate Liuba ... More
BREAKING: Senator Bernie Sanders is endorsing Jumaane Williams for Lt. Governor of New York! "Jumaane Williams has shown himself to be a bold and independent leader who will fight for working people in every corner of the state," said Sanders. "On ... More
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Breaking: the Amsterdam News is endorsing Jumaane Williams for Lt. Governor! The official duties of the lieutenant ... More
With Michael Cohen pleading guilty to violating federal campaign finance law by making illegal hush money payments during the 2016 election, Donald Trump has been implicated directly for the first time in the festering corruption scandal engulfing his administration. Trump's White House ... More
On Monday night, as Trump was planning to announce his Supreme Court pick, I couldn’t just stay at home and watch. So I joined other New Yorkers and protested outside of Trump Tower in Manhattan. I called on all Democrats ... More
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