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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Last week, the New York Times featured a story about the New York WFP and the critical role we play in recruiting, training, and electing progressive candidates across New York state and around the country: In taking a hyper-local ... More
The Trump tax scam -- approved by the Senate over the weekend while the nation slept -- is an unprecedented act of class warfare. Literally hand-written for the top 1%, it comes at a cost of billions to working families. That's ... More
The New York Times just broke the news: the Working Families Party and our allies are launching a major campaign to target the eight renegade State Senators who run in their districts as Democrats but vote for Republican leadership in ... More
On Tuesday, November 7th, 2017, New Yorkers moved our resistance from the streets to the ballot box. Across the state, in suburbs, cities, and small towns, we came out in numbers to reject the divisive rhetoric and dangerous policies of Trump ... More
Read and share this post on Medium here. This Election Day, in addition to important races for local office, New Yorkers are faced with a monumental ballot question that will impact the future of our state. Every ... More
This week, WFP's progressive champions won in every corner of the state, winning 27 out of our 33 primaries. The lesson: when you run people that put forward progressive values, ... More
We are proud to announce our 2017 Local Progressive Champions! In 2013, we launched our Local Progressive Champions Project with a clear goal in mind: build a bench of progressive superstars all across New York State, working to achieve progressive ... More
On Thursday, September 28th, the Working Families Party will be celebrating our 19th birthday in New York. And we'd love for you to celebrate with us. WFP 19th Annual Gala Celebration Thursday, September 28th ... More
Bold populism that puts working families' issues front and center -- this is the lesson for Democrats around the country. ... More
The effort to unite a progressive majority in the NY state senate is gaining steam. As the 2017 New York state legislative session drew to a close without action on the urgent priorities in the Resistance Agenda, national leaders including Demos Action ... More