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White Plains – Westchester County Working Families Party leaders announced their endorsement of New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson for Westchester County Executive. A Working Families Party endorsement will earn Bramson the support of the party’s formidable activist base, as well as the WFP line on the November ballot.
“As Mayor of New Rochelle, Noam has shown a deep commitment to the issues that the Working Families Party fights for: transparent government, affordable housing, and creating green jobs,” said Pat Welsh, Westchester WFP Chair. “He will make an excellent County Executive for working and middle class families in Westchester County.”
“Republican Rob Astorino has run the most short-sighted and right-wing administration in Westchester’s modern history, harming working men and women while spending millions on political patronage, kowtowing to the gun lobby instead of standing up for our safety, and opposing a woman’s right to choose,” Bramson said. “Westchester needs a coherent, forward-looking strategy to attract jobs, strengthen communities, and reform government to cut costs. I am proud to stand with the Working Families Party to build a thriving, green economy, in which all of us have a chance to succeed.”
The Working Families Party is New York’s grassroots progressive political party. In New York City, the WFP recently won a three-year long campaign for paid sick days; the City Council has passed a bill that will guarantee paid sick days to an estimated one million New Yorkers. In Albany, WFP has won increases in the minimum wage, a landmark green jobs program, and reforms to the state’s Rockefeller drug laws.
More than 10,000 voters voted on the Working Families Party line in Westchester County in 2012.
The Working Families Party is an independent, progressive party that fights for everyday New Yorkers. WFP evaluates the records of all the candidates and supports only those who stand up for working-class and middle-class families on issues like good jobs, affordable health care, fair taxes and quality schools.