Pennsylvania Observer

A blog for progressive people in Pennsylvania. Greens, Democrats and others who want to comment on current news items in the Keystone State.

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Working Families Party to Organize in PA

Working Families Party to Organize in Pennsylvania. Organizers of the Working Families Party in New York state are planning a foray into Pennsylvania politics. The party recently led a successful campaign to raise New York’s minimum wage by employing electoral and community-based pressure. The WFP believes that they can mobilize labor unions, community organizations and progressive individuals to create a powerful political force that will challenge the rightward trend of the Democratic Party. The WFP employs “fusion” politics in New York, which is currently illegal in most electoral contests in PA. It will be interesting to see how they develop in PA without the ability to cross-register candidates for major offices. To subscribe to their PA listserv, send an email to: workingfamiliespa-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

8 Comments:

  • At 1:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Oh Boy, yet another minor left-wing third party that has no chance of actually winning an election but can draw enough votes away from the Democratic candidate to throw the election to the Republicans! Where do I sign?

     
  • At 4:35 PM, Blogger Eric Prindle said…

    In addition to the fusion strategy, the WFP has had some luck in Connecticut with "limited voting," the method that limits the number of seats one party can have on an elected body. They actually elected a progressive Democrat and a Green to a town council on their ballot line under that system.

    Since Pennsylvania has limited voting for county commissioners, Philadelphia city councilmembers, county auditors, and inspectors of elections as well as fusion for school board members, some judges, and district justices, there are a number of races the WFP can enter using the "safe" strategies they have adopted elsewhere and possibly working with the more daring and independent Green Party.

     
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