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WFP set to endorse Williams and Lander for NYC office

WFP set to endorse Williams and Lander for NYC office
The Working Families Party will endorse Jumaane Williams in his bid to remain public advocate and Councilman Brad Lander in the race for city comptroller. An official announcement on the endorsements is expected Monday.

New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams (Angus Mordant/for New York Daily News) “For over a decade now, Jumaane and Brad have each poured their energy into fighting for a New York for the many,” said New York Working Families Party Director Sochie Nnaemeka.Councilman Brad Lander (Jeff Bachner/for New York Daily News) In the 2020 general election, the WFP was in a fight to preserve its place on state ballots due to a state law requiring that political parties get at least 130,000 votes, or 2% of all votes cast.The party easily succeeded in that effort with more than 386,000 New York voters casting their ballots on the WFP line.The Working Families Party will endorse Jumaane Williams in his bid to remain public advocate and Councilman Brad Lander in the race for city comptroller.

“We’re proud to continue to back these longtime leaders of the Working Families Party by elevating their impactful leadership as they keep up the fight.“The Working Families Party is building a political home for all of us who see bigotry, bailouts and business as usual in our political system and know that we deserve better,” Lander said.

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