Tag Archives: Working Families Party

Leo Isacson: Bronx Laborite

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On this day 112 Years ago, Leo Isacson was born to a Jewish family in the Manhattan area. After graduating from public schools, Isacson would pursue higher education: graduating from New York University in 1931 and New York University School of Law in 1933. Isacson would be admitted to the bar later that year, focusing his attention to labor and tenant rights cases, which is where he would begin to become more politically involved, becoming a founding member of the American Labor Party.… Read more ...

News & Notes: Tlaib to Speak for Working Families Party, Seder Slams Andrew Yang, Greens Call for Ceasefire

GIVE PEACE A CHANCE: “The Green Party condemns Russia’s military incursion, which is in violation of international law, regardless of real or perceived provocations.  We also recognize the US government and Western powers are responsible for 30 years of provocations by failing to respect the promise to not expand NATO after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.… Read more ...

New York State Legislature To Vote On Fusion Voting Ban

The New York State Legislature, which is primarily controlled by Democrats, will be introducing legislation on Monday to ban its longstanding Electoral Fusion Law. This move has been criticized by Third Party activists for being a punishment of the Working Families Party for backing Cynthia Nixon in the Democratic Primary.Read more ...

New York Times Urges Voters to Choose Working Families Party Nominee for Assembly, Special Election, Instead of the Democratic Nominee

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

New York hold a special election on April 19 for Assembly, 65th district, in Manhattan. Four parties have nominees: Democratic, Republican, Working Families, and Green. On April 8 the New York Times endorsed the Working Families Party nominee, Yuh-Line Niou.

From the article cited:

The race to replace Mr.… Read more ...

New York Times: Working Families Party May Win Special New York Legislative Race

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

New York state holds a special election for Assembly, 65th district, on April 19. According to this New York Times story, there is a possibility the Working Families Party nominee, Yuh-Line Niou, will defeat the Democratic nominee, Alice Cancel.

In New York special legislative elections, typically there are no primaries.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Kentucky, and Constitution Party of Kentucky, File Lawsuit on Definition of “Party”

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On December 4, the Libertarian Party and the Constitution Party filed a lawsuit against the Kentucky definition of a qualified party. The case is Libertarian Party of Kentucky v Grimes, e.d. 3:15cv-86.

Kentucky is the only state in which it is impossible for a party to ever be ballot-qualified until it polls a particular share of the vote for President.… Read more ...

Mark Wachtler: Working Families Party Turns Issues into Results

From Mark Wachtler at Opposition News:

The Working Families Party doesn’t hesitate to enlist the old strategy of flooding another Party’s candidate with WFP support and votes. In most cases, there simply were no Working Families candidates on the ballot and the Party swung the election by openly supporting a progressive Democrat over a conservative Republican.… Read more ...

Working Families Party Now has Organizations in Nine States and D.C.

working-familiesFrom Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

According to this article, the Working Families now has organizations in nine states and the District of Columbia. The jurisdictions in which it is now organized, but in which it isn’t on the ballot, are New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, and D.C.… Read more ...

Working Families Party to Charter Schools Lobby: Take Down Your Ad and Debate Us

From Ross Barkan at Observer News:

The liberal Working Families Party penned a letter today to Families for Excellent Schools, the powerful pro-charter schools group, demanding they take down a controversial television advertisement and then debate a WFP official about the future of education. In the letter obtained by the Observer, Bill Lipton, WFP’s New York State director, said FES’ aggressive strategy had “backfired.”… Read more ...

Albany Times Union Carries Discussion of Why the Women’s Equality Party is in Legal Trouble

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

Casey Seiler has this interesting analysis of the legal problems of the Women’s Equality Party, in the Albany, New York Times Union. Seiler suggests that the Attorney General and the Comptroller both have motives for their refusal to sign any documents that would give the Women’s Equality Party a legitimate set of state party officers.… Read more ...

Mayor of Kingston, New York, May Depend on Green Party to Get on November 3, 2015 Ballot

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

Mayor Shayne Gallo of Kingston, New York, is running for re-election in a partisan election on November 3, 2015. He is a Democrat, but he has a powerful opponent in the Democratic primary in September. In case he loses the Democratic primary, he hoped to be nominated by either or both the Independence Party and the Conservative Party.… Read more ...

Dan Cantor on Sandra Bland and The Movement for Black Lives

From a Working Families Party email blast:

Every now and then, history picks up the pace. Things come into sharper focus and anyone who isn’t hiding under a rock knows that something important is happening.

Since the death of Eric Garner on Staten Island, we have been living through such a time.… Read more ...