Working Families Party

New York State

The WFP won. That’s why it could go extinct.

Working Families was founded by outsiders to make New York more progressive. Now that progressivism is mainstream, what’s left?

New York State

Is fusion voting going to be eliminated?

New York’s unusual, controversial cross-endorsement practice of fusion voting is under discussion.

Jumaane Williams

Is Jumaane Williams made of Teflon?

Why an array of criticisms being thrown at Jumaane Williams may not spook progressive voters.

New York City

Odd ballot lines flourish with New York’s system of fusion voting

It’s not just the Working Families Party. Your ballot is likely to include at least one odd-sounding party.

Bill Lipton

The WFP is still challenging Democrats in eight legislative races

The Working Families Party have endorsed candidates who are competing against Democrats, though most are not campaigning.

New York City

Trump’s inheritance, Kavanaugh's appointment and WFP for Cuomo

Donald Trump’s inheritance, Brett Kavanugh's appointment, Barack Obama’s endorsements and the Working Families Party for Andrew Cuomo in This Week's Headlines.

Donald Trump

Kavanaugh and Ford speak, Crystal Run scandal, WFP decisions

Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford speak, Crystal Run scandal, and WFP decisions in This Week's Headlines.

Cynthia Nixon

Updated: Cuomo and Nixon are piling up endorsements

A guide to Cynthia Nixon's and Andrew Cuomo's endorsements.

Letitia James

No longer ‘defiant,’ James stumps for ‘respect’

New York City Public Advocate Letitia James becomes part of the establishment.

Joe Crowley

Ocasio-Cortez is still claiming Crowley will sabotage her election

The congressman refuses to vacate the Working Families Party line, despite the party's request

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New York City

The biggest snubs of progressives at the state Democratic convention

Progressive Democratic activists feel that Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his allies in the state party shunned their movement at the New York Democratic Party’s convention on Long Island.

New York State

Conventions: How parties choose candidates months before the primary

Political parties choose candidates months before the primary.

Bill Lipton

What to watch for at the Working Families Party Convention

The Working Families Party has suffered financing scandals and a feud with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, but remains a crucial player in New York’s progressive politics heading after losing much of its union support.

Cynthia Nixon

WFP backs Nixon, parolees get to vote and the IDC downsizes

WFP backs Cynthia Nixon, parolees get to vote and the IDC downsizes

Labor

Which unions are in and out of the WFP?

Which unions are in and out of the WFP? Assessing the fallout of the tussle over endorsing Cynthia Nixon for governor.

Working Families Party

The WFP’s Bill Lipton on state Senate Democratic reunification

The Working Families Party's New York state political director Bill Lipton said that while he supports reunification and the ascension of Andrea Stewart-Cousins to lead a united Senate Democratic conference, the WFP is sticking with its endorsements of candidates challenging members of the Senate Independent Democratic Conference.

New York

Why the attacks against my Black History Education bill are racist

Fringe groups like the Working Families Party, Make NY True Blue and Indivisible feel intellectually superior to everyone and believe they determine who is a Democrat and who is not, and define who is black enough and what it means to be a public servant in communities of color. 

With this disconnected view, activists shamefully slammed my effort to pass the Black History Education bill during Black History Month.