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.


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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WFP Endorses Cynthia Nixon for Governor

Moments ago, the State Committee of the New York Working Families Party voted to officially endorse Cynthia Nixon for Governor and Jumaane Williams for Lieutenant Governor. We’re ready to go all-out for Cynthia and Jumaane and build a New York for ... More

BREAKING: The IDC is dissolving

Some huge news: After seven years of propping up Republican leadership in New York's State Senate, Senator Jeff Klein and the Trump Democrats of the Independent Democratic Conference reportedly agreed this morning to dissolve as a conference and reunite with the ... More

Supporting our friends at Equality NY

When my husband and I chose to make New York our home, we were blown away by the love and acceptance we were shown. We married in Central Park on a cold, November day in 2013, and yet we were ... More

2018 NYWFP kickoff rally (photos)

When it comes down to it, there are two types of state senators in Albany: those who caucus with the Democrats, and those who vote to empower the party of Donald Trump. For seven years, the Trump Democrats of the Independent Democratic ... More

UPDATE: NYWFP is taking on the IDC

The Working Families Party is proud to announce our next wave of endorsements for New York State Senate today: FOUR more courageous progressives who are taking on members of the turncoat Independent Democratic Conference. The Trump Democrats of the IDC have ... More