Congressman Adriano Espaillat, State Senators Alessandra Biaggi and Gustavo Rivera, Democratic Nominee for NY-16 Jamaal Bowman, and Democratic Nominee for AD-84 Amanda Septimo will this morning rally at the InTech Academy early vote site, encouraging voters to cast their ballots on the Working Families Party ballot line for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
Saturday and Sunday are the final two days of early vote in New York state. This rally come as a massive choir of elected officials and prominent activists call on New York voters to cast their ballots on the Working Families Party (WFP) line, including U.S Senators Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer, Members of Congress Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Yvette Clarke, Hakeem Jeffries, and Nydia Velazquez, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Attorney General Letitia James, and more.
The event will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 31, 2020, at the following location.
2975 Tibbett Avenue
Bronx, NY 10463
Among the attendees will be:
- CongressmanAdriano Espaillat ;
- Democratic Nominee for Congressional District 16 Jamaal Bowman;
- State Senator Alessandra Biaggi;
- State Senator Gustavo Rivera.
Democratic Nominee for AD-84 Amanda Septimo
The New York Working Families Party this June won 33 contested State legislative primaries across the state, including three new WFP challengers who unseated Democratic incumbents — Jessica González-Rojas, Marcela Mitaynes, and Amanda Septimo; 13 new WFP candidates who won in open Democratic primaries — including Demond Meeks, Khaleel Anderson, and Jabari Brisport; and 17 WFP incumbents — including Yuh-Line Niou, Diana Richardson, and Julia Salazar who won against challenges from the right. The WFP recently announced their first round of City Council 2021 endorsements, backing Council candidates Tiffany Cabán, Amanda Farías, Jennifer Gutiérrez and Sandy Nurse.
Over the past two decades, the Working Families Party has been instrumental in electing working peoples’ champions, including Attorney General Tish James, who was first elected on the WFP line only in 2003, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Comptroller Scott Stringer, the State Senators who wiped out the IDC, Diana Richardson (elected on the WFP line only in 2015, and the first New York candidate to reject all real estate donations), progressive City Council slates in 2009 and 2013, and many more.
The Working Families Party has also been instrumental in winning key policies for working people, immigrants and communities of color across New York, including the initial minimum wage hike in 2004, the Rockefeller drug law reform, the first Millionaire’s Tax, the $15 minimum wage and paid family leave. The WFP’s leading role in recruiting, supporting and electing insurgents to replace the Independent Democratic Conference helped lead to a blue State Senate and Democratic control of the legislature for the first time