The WFP today sent the following message to our 70,000 supporters in NYC, reminding them of Pedro Espada’s role in blocking new funding for the cash-strapped MTA and urging them to join the our “10,000 New Yorkers to Defeat Pedro Espada” Facebook group (also launched today).
Dear Working Families supporter,
Like paying higher fares for worse subway and bus service? You should thank State Senator Pedro Espada.
Last year, New York transportation experts got together and came up with a plan to solve the MTA’s budget problems without raising fares or cutting service. Our state government almost passed the plan – but Espada was one of three senators who killed it.1
Since that solution died, the MTA has had to get more money from riders, instead – and they have just proposed yet another fare hike.
Espada’s attack on public transit is just one of the reasons the Working Families Party is opposing his re-election this year. And there are only 5 weeks left until the vote that will decide whether Espada stays or goes.
If you want Espada gone, too, can you take a moment to join our new Facebook page, 10,000 New Yorkers to Defeat Pedro Espada? All you have to do is go here and then click “like” at the top of the page here.
By “liking” this page, you’ll not only help show how many New Yorkers oppose Espada’s destructive politics, but also stay up to date on all the big developments in the final 5 weeks of this campaign. We’re going to post alerts about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities, as well as the latest news articles on the race.
For example, we’ve just posted an article on Espada’s most recent outrage: the threatening letters his campaign sent to voters who signed a petition in support of his opponent, Gustavo Rivera.
You can check out the story here – and if you want to join the movement to oust Espada, just click “like” on this page to stay involved here.