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The Working Families Party (WFP) today announced its endorsement of Daniel Dromm for the New York City Council, District 25, which represents Jackson Heights, LeFrak City, Elmhurst, Corona, East Elmhurst, Rego Park and Woodside.
The Party’s City Council endorsements this year place a premium on organizers, activists and leaders who come directly from the communities they seek to represent, following in the footsteps of America’s Community Organizer-in-Chief, President Barack Obama.
“We’re proud to be supporting so many candidates who know firsthand the struggles of working people in New York City – from fighting for good jobs and affordable housing to standing up for equality and being a voice for under-represented communities,” WFP Executive Director Dan Cantor said today. “We believe that these candidates will put the working families of the city first, ahead of big-money interests or their own political gain.”
More than 100 NYC candidates applied for the WFP’s support. The party’s endorsements are the product of an intense grassroots selection process that included the completion of a thorough questionnaire and in-person interviews with screening committees composed of WFP members from each candidate’s borough.
The WFP’s strong campaign operations, ability to mobilize grassroots and institutional support, and impressive record of electoral victories at the city and state level make its endorsement highly sought-after by political candidates.