The Working Families Party released today the following statement after a vote by its New York City Coordinating Council to endorse Bill Thompson for New York City Mayor. The statement can be attributed to Dan Cantor, Working Families Party Executive Director:
As our city and nation tackle the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, standing on the sidelines is unacceptable. And the idea that Wall Street knows best no longer convinces anyone. As in last November's election for President, it's time for a new direction.
At our Forum last Thursday, Bill Thompson presented a clear, progressive message. He believes city government must first and always put the middle class and working families above the real estate developers and corporate interests that have dominated New York City for too long.
The vote tonight by the New York City Coordinating Council matches the overwhelming sentiment of WFP supporters who watched our Mayoral Forum, in person and online, and graded Bill Thompson the clear winner.
Addressing his profligate campaign spending, Mayor Bloomberg told the crowd last Thursday: “rich people don’t always win.”
The Working Families Party wants to help prove him right by helping Bill Thompson become the next Mayor of New York.