The Working Families Party fought long and hard to keep the City Council from overturning the public’s preference for term-limits – a preference expressed in two public referendums. We didn’t win, but through our grassroots campaign, thousands New Yorkers got to make their voices heard.
Here’s Dan Cantor, Working Families Executive Director (left) and Councilmember Bill de Blasio (a real leader of the term limits fight) talking to the media after the Council’s term limits vote:
Dan Cantor, Working Families Party Executive Director issued the following official statement the day of the vote:
“While we came up short on the floor of the city council, this entire process has reinvigorated New York City’s democracy. What emerged was a broad-based coalition of tens of thousands of New Yorkers united in the belief that regular people can make a difference in the life of our city.”
“Today was the beginning. In the weeks and months ahead, our city will face tremendous challenges. We plan to marshal the energy of the coalition that emerged in this fight to continue to press the issues and needs of working families.”
“Sometimes just standing up is winning.”