WFP Statement on GOP-IDC coalition in Albany

Today’s news puts the progressive agenda in jeopardy.

On Election Day, New Yorkers made their voices heard for a Democratic-Working Families majority because of the issues that hang in the balance in Albany. Public financing of elections. Women’s health. Reforming Stop and Frisk. Raising the minimum wage and indexing it to inflation. A real DREAM Act.

These are not trivial issues. Senator Klein has voiced support for them in the past, but his Republican partners stand against us on each one. The burden therefore rests on the shoulders of Senator Klein and the IDC to prove that he can deliver. If he can, then this coalition may yet be validated. But if they cannot, then we will hold them to account.

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