Our first WFP Assembly will include guest speakers Dwight Bullard and Alderman-Elect Rossana Rodriguez Sanchez, and will be moderated by our National Director Maurice Mitchell.
Dwight Bullard is a former state senator and the Political Director of New Florida Majority. He was a leader on the Florida Rights Restoration campaign, which succeeded in passing a ballot initiative to restore voting rights to 1.5 million formerly incarcerated people.
Rossana Rodriguez Sanchez was just elected as Alderman to Chicago's 33rd Ward and has been described as the next Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after unseating a machine politician by just 13 votes!
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Best practices and do’s and don’ts
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Faith Winter for State Senate CO SD 24
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As a mom, Faith understands the struggles of working families. Faith and her husband Mark both worked two jobs to pay for their children’s day care. After two challenging pregnancies, Faith passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. Faith has also worked to make sure our kids have a world-class education in our public schools so they are ready for a career, an apprenticeship, college, or other path. In the last two years, Faith has brought bills to ensure equal pay for equal work and for paid family leave. Unfortunately, these measures were also defeated in the Senate.
Faith is running so the Senate becomes a place that passes common sense legislation that protects families, creates economic security, protects our environment, and ensures everyone can find a home. In the Senate, Faith will work hard and stand up for all of us in order to ensure that everyone has a chance at success.
20180730 Matt Lesser for Connecticut State Senate - 2018-08-14
Matt Lesser has been a WFP champion since he first ran for the Connecticut State House in 2008 and now he’s running for the State Senate. He has fought beside WFP for minimum wage increases, paid family leave, a state ban on fracking waste, and clean elections. Matt passed the country’s first-ever Student Loan Bill of Rights, which has attracted legal challenges from Betsy DeVos and the Trump administration. Matt is running in a primary against a conservative Democrat who has voted against marriage equality, against a ban on discrimination against transgender folks, against in-state tuition for Dreamers, and against paid sick days. With Connecticut’s State Senate tied 18 Democrats to 18 Republicans, we cannot afford for a Democrat who doesn’t care about immigrants, our LGBTQ community, or low wage workers to hold this seat.
WFP is supporting Wesley Bell because of Bell’s pledge to usher in a new era of progressive leadership and changing how justice is sought and administered in St. Louis county.
His platform to ending stop and frisk, the death penalty, cash bail, and mass incarceration, along with changing St. Louis County's civil forfeiture laws, resonates with our community.
Instead of treating the opioid addiction as a criminal crisis, he will treat it like the health epidemic that it is.
Last, but not least, Bell pledges to protect immigrant communities against detention and deportation by federal agencies.
“Its no secret that St. Louis County has one of the worst criminal justice systems in the country. Our community suffers from police misconduct, racist scrutiny of our neighbors, and a judicial system that makes it nearly impossible for those accused of crimes to overcome the effects of their charges. "
Again, that’s why Working Families Party is working to elect Wesley Bell to be a progressive District Attorney who will end the cycle of undue scrutiny and over-incarceration that keeps individuals and families from surviving and thriving