Skip to comments.Young and Active, the Working Families Party Shows Muscle in the Primaries (NYC)
Posted on 09/17/2009 10:28:09 AM PDT by neverdem
Eric N. Gioia, a city councilman from Queens and a candidate for public advocate, was in a great mood Tuesday as he walked to his car after voting in the Democratic primary.
Until he spotted a lone young man who stood on the sidewalk, holding a stack of fliers.
See him? said Mr. Gioia, his face darkening. Hes from the Working Families Party.
Much to the chagrin of candidates like Mr. Gioia, the still relatively little-known 10-year-old party had dispatched a small army in the weeks before the primary, selling voters on its candidates in the mayoral, City Council, public advocate and comptroller races.
Organizers knocked on 227,928 doors and talked to 62,112 voters, a party official said. On Tuesday, more than 350 workers were stationed throughout the city, most working for a day rate of $100.
Their efforts resulted in the partys best electoral showing yet. In the public advocates race, the Working Families endorsed Bill de Blasio, a city councilman from Brooklyn. Coming from behind, he forced Mark Green into a runoff on Sept. 29, even...
But as the partys profile has grown, it has attracted detractors who question why the party chooses sides in elections such as the public advocates race, where all the candidates were progressive Democrats.
The party has also drawn scrutiny because of its for-profit arm, Data and Field Services, which provides staff members to knock on doors, call potential voters and hand out campaign flyers.
The citys Campaign Finance Board has warned the party that it would be watching its finances closely, prompted by critics who say that the service charges fees lower than such campaign services typically cost. The board also determined that the Working Families Party and Data and Field Services, which share an office and staff, are virtually indistinguishable...
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The only party that had a primary vote in New York City last Tuesday was the rats.
They robo-call me when I’m not home. I’m waiting to get one of them on line live and tell them to STFU.
WFP is run by ACORN. Apparently they also run the New Party, whatever that is.
The WFP is an ACORN front. Imagine that, a group that gets federal funds running their own political party.
ACORN and the Communist Party USA are like Family
And the chair of ACORN and Working Families Party who called upon us [the Communist Party USA] as family to make our contribution known. Did we respond? YES, we responded!
Why was Bertha Lewis chair of (supposedly non-partisan) ACORN **and** co-chair of the Working Families Party?
Why did Bertha Lewis call upon the Communist Party USA “as family” to make their contribution known?!?
It should come as no surprise that Bertha Lewis is using claims of “McCarthyism” as her defense! She herself says that the current charges against ACORN are equivalent to saying,
“Are you now, or have you ever been, associated with ACORN?”
That very statement equates ACORN with the Communist Party. They are one and the same. Note the color of the ACORN flag and compare it to the color of the flag of the former U.S.S.R.
Working Families is ACORN.
Video of ACORN's top exec asking people to vote for Obama on the Working Families party ballot:
New York allows candidates to run on two tickets. Hillary Clinton was on the Working Families and her own party's ticket
The Working Families Party is pretty much like the Pelosi Democrats but they formed because they didn’t want to have to kiss up to the muckety mucks that have been running the show for years. The whole term limits issue was a big one. About three or four incumbents on the City Council got booted out. Christine Quinn, almost got her backside whupped—but it was a 3 way race. If it were her and Maria Passanante Derr, Quinn would have lost. She is trying to hang on Bloomie’s coattails and supported flip flopping on term limits. Thompson isn’t that great (at all) but folks are sick and tired of Bloomie. The GOP hasn’t got a chance in this town and should save their bucks for some upstate contests.
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More like the Non-Working Families Party.
Thanks for the ping!
Thanks for the link.
Obama, ACORN, the (Marxist) New Party and the Working Family Party (an Acorn front group)
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 11:08:18 AM EDT by ETL:
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