There is more significance to casting a third party vote: it can just as well be interpreted as a reflection of a voter’s dissatisfaction with the current status quo, and those in power.
BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) — Political scientists have known since the 1950s that as a consequence of plurality voting alternative parties would be marginalized in the resulting two-party system, adhering to what is commonly referred to as Duverger’s law. What this leads to are disparate branches of competition, where more recognizable parties such as the […]
“We cannot claim to be a sanctuary for all New Yorkers while profiting from those who are engaged in immigration enforcement,” City Council Member Carlos Menchaca
City Hall, NY – On Wednesday, November 14, the Black, Latino/a, and Asian Caucus voted to support Intro. 1092, introduced by BLAC member and City Council Member Carlos Menchaca, to prohibit the City of New York from entering into revenue contracts with entities that are engaged in immigration enforcement. The legislation would also invalidate any […]
Vote Tish James for Attorney General, Jumaane Williams for Lt. Governor, and Andrew Cuomo for Governor on Thursday, Sept 13, 2018!
By Workers World Today Editorial Board (BROOKLYN, NY) – We proudly and strongly endorse Letitia A. “Tish” James to be the next Attorney General for the State of New York. A lawyer, an activist, and a politician in the Democratic Party, Ms. James is the Right Choice as Attorney General for Democrats. She is the […]
"We cannot talk about the Black women’s pay gap without talking about our country’s history of individual and systemic racism, which continues to play an explicit and implicit role in maintaining these barriers" - Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo
By Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo, New York City Council Majority Leader Historic and contemporary disinvestment in the lives and needs of Black women has led to an abhorrent wage gap in New York of 66 cents to their white, male counterpart’s one dollar. August 7, 2018 marks the eight months and one week […]
Jumaane Williams, a council member representing the 45th Council District in Brooklyn. Candidate for New York Lt. Gov.
When it comes to the cities of this world with the largest homeless population, our very own New York City comes second, with over 70,000 homeless. This startling figure went up since March of 2017 when it was around 60,000, and shows no indication of going down. Despite this, New York City continues to fight […]