The Working Families Party announced that it will begin screening candidates for endorsement for this year’s local, state, congressional and judicial elections.

The Central New York Chapter is seeking candidates from Central New York including Onondaga, Oneida, Herkimer, Madison and Lewis counties.

Candidates must complete the questionnaire, which can only be done on the WFP’s website, by Feb. 11. Candidates are encouraged to submit the questionnaire as soon as possible to allow for adequate review time. Afterward, candidates are interviewed by regional Working Families Party members.

Click HERE to access the questionnaire, which is a requirement for screening.

For more information or to schedule an interview, contact 315.725.0974 or

The Working Families Party platform supports living wage jobs, affordable housing, accessible health care, better public schools and more investment in public services. It has been successful in organizing campaigns to increase the minimum wage, enact paid family leave, reform the Rockefeller drug laws, pass the new tenant protection law, enact a Green Jobs Program and restore funding for public schools in New York state.

Founded in New York in 1998 by a coalition of progressive unions, community organizations and activists, the Working Families Party’s goal is to use electoral politics and issue campaigns to win concrete victories for working people. With chapters in 10 states and a supporter base that spans the nation, the Working Families Party has won public policies that make a difference in the lives of working families, from paid sick days laws and minimum wage increases to reforms to criminal justice laws and policing practices to wins on student debt and environmental protection.

The WFP’s progressive candidates’ pipeline is recruiting, training and electing the next generation of progressive leaders.

For more information, visit

By martha

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