Home » World

Cynthia Nixon wins Working Families Party endorsement

16 April, 2018, 02:01 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
  • Former finance minister Joe Oliver left meets with staff at the Volcani Agriculture Institute in Israel

Actress-turned-politician Cynthia Nixon has garnered a big endorsement as she seeks the democratic nomination for governor of NY.

Nixon says she was honored to receive the endorsement Saturday and "inspired by the enthusiasm of progressive working-class members of the party". That didn't work, however, and large local chapters of the SEIU and Communications Workers of America both left the WFP on Friday as a result, though they were not the first unions to split from the party since it nearly endorsed Cuomo's last left-liberal challenger, Zephyr Teachout, in 2014.

Her opponent, Governor Cuomo, has taken the avoidant "let's do more research" approach.

He narrowly won the party's nod in 2014 over primary challenger Zephyr Teachout, and he faced the prospect of losing to Nixon on Saturday.




The Working Families Party was started 20 years ago as a labor-backed, third-party effort to influence state and local elections, and it has had success in helping candidates in the field with volunteers and union endorsements. Cuomo soon followed to say he too would not seek the party's nod. NYPAN, the main New York State affiliate of Our Revolution, came out of Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign and has grown to 30 chapters and 8 affiliates throughout the state with thousands of grassroots members.

After the vote, the governor's campaign issued a statement, saying, in part "The governor's record of progressive accomplishment is unmatched from delivering a $15 minimum wage, marriage equality, the strongest gun safety laws in the nation, free college tuition, paid family leave, ending fingerprinting for food stamps, and a record $27 billion in funding for education".

Cuomo has held a large lead against Nixon in recent polls.

Cynthia Nixon got a major progressive endorsement in her primary challenge against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. "We can build a movement that can win, but only if we all come together".

Recommended:



Popular

Next Front Arrives Overnight, Marginal Risk of Severe Weather
You can also check back with us here on WHNT.com and follow us on social media (Twitter and Facebook in particular) for updates. Flooding is listed as a lesser threat, with the exception of localized flooding from periods of heavy rain.

Pep Targeting Three Players For Next Season
City comprehensively lost the first leg 3-0 at Anfield before the 2-1 reverse at the Etihad six days later. They are awesome, they are incredible.

Raptors defeat Wizards to win Game 1 in National Basketball Association playoffs
The team that put an emphasis on three-pointers made 16 of them and outscored the Wizards by 24 points from beyond the arc. This isn't the Toronto Raptors team that hadn't won a National Basketball Association playoff opener in 17 years.

EPL: Mourinho reacts to Man City winning title, blasts Man United players
But what can not be argued against are the records that City have smashed on their way to the title this season. The post Mourinho Blames Man United's Players For West Brom Defeat appeared first on Complete Sports Nigeria .

Glg LLC Stake in Jpmorgan Chase & Co (JPM) Decreased as Shares Rose
Sawyer & Company Inc bought a new stake in shares of JPMorgan Chase in the 4th quarter worth approximately $2,597,000. On Wednesday, December 6 RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of JPM in report with "Buy" rating.

Calls for a review of safe alcohol consumption guidelines
Drinking sensibly has been shown in the past to reduce the chance of a non-fatal heart attack and can even be good for the brain. These limits are lower than the levels for many other countries, but this latest study suggests they are about right.

Thousands Gather for Winnie Mandela's Funeral in Johannesburg
Her very appearance-regal, confident, and stylish-angered the Apartheid authorities and galvanized the people. He said the late Madikizela Mandela stood her ground under torture, arrests and forced to live in one place.

Thousands of Palestinians protest at Gaza-Israel border, one dead
Conricus said Friday that the military is trying to minimize Palestinian casualties, but hadn't changed open-fire regulations. IDF troops are responding with riot dispersal means and are firing in accordance with the rules of engagement.

Lawmakers' letter claims further spending abuses by the Scott Pruitt
Hosannah: 15 months into the Trump administration, apparently there are still some adults to be found in the halls of government. His request was denied. "And that's a very , very serious problem", Udall said Wednesday.

Citigroup Earnings Results For Q1 2018 Boost Stock
MURRAY JOSEPH MICHAEL also sold $263,126 worth of Citigroup Inc . (NYSE:C) was sold by Fraser Jane Nind on Tuesday, February 27. Standpoint Research cut Citigroup from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 10th.