Published: Mon, April 16, 2018

Cynthia Nixon Receives Endorsement from New York Progressive Action Network

Cynthia Nixon Receives Endorsement from New York Progressive Action Network

The New York Working Families Party, a coalition of labor unions and activist groups, chose to endorse Nixon on Saturday.

TV's Sex and the City star and education advocate Cynthia Nixon won the endorsement of the minor party Working Families Party at a meeting in Albany Saturday. Those same members will vote again next month on formally nominating her for the party's line on the ballot. Executive director, Bill Lipton, says many in the party blame Cuomo for the continued control of the State Senate by Republicans, saying Cuomo didn't do enough to help Democrats win seats and mend differences.

"I am so incredibly excited to have earned the endorsement from the Working Families Party, the heart & soul of communities across the state".

Nixon is mounting a progressive challenge against Cuomo.

She cited his efforts to move NY toward a $15 an hour minimum wage, adopt same-sex marriage, enact paid family leave and achieve a record $27 billion in funding for education.

The party describes itself as the state's progressive political party.

She announced her campaign in mid-March, running left of 2-term Governor Andrew Cuomo.

"We're pulling out the stops to get out the vote for Cynthia Nixon for Governor". Despite the attention here campaign's received online, most polls show her trailing Cuomo by almost 50 points. The issue is one of the biggest differences between herself and her Democratic opponent incumbent New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The Working Families Party said it was pleased to show independence from Cuomo, the Democratic Party's flagbearer.

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