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  •  I googled wfp and the only thing it (1+ / 0-)
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    shows is world food program. Help?

    Cats are better than therapy, and I'm a therapist.

    by Smoh on Wed Jul 23, 2014 at 06:27:56 AM PDT

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    •  Working Families Party. (2+ / 0-)
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      The easily offended deserve to be easily offended.--God

      by Flyswatterbanjo on Wed Jul 23, 2014 at 06:30:48 AM PDT

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    •  Working Families Party (10+ / 0-)

      ... which endorsed Cuomo in return for a mess of pottage, showing its true worth.

      I stand with triv33. Shame on her attackers.

      by Dallasdoc on Wed Jul 23, 2014 at 06:31:42 AM PDT

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      •  I & most WFP activists looked fwd to a run v Cuomo (3+ / 0-)
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        but the deal was for much more than a mess of pottage:

        From the WFP announcement:

        ...the Working Families Party, Governor Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Attorney General Schneiderman, Comptroller DiNapoli, and 1199 SEIU, 32BJ SEIU, CWA District One, UFT, HTC, UAW Region 9A, UFCW Local 1500, RWDSU, MTDC, and the Teamsters announced a unified, unprecedented coalition to secure a Democrat-Working Families majority in the New York State Senate and deliver progressive victories on a number of key priorities in the early months of the next legislative session.
         The legislative commitments include a robust, statewide system of public financing of elections, funding 200 community schools, a commitment to fix the school funding formula to invest more money in high-need schools, the DREAM Act, the Women's Equality Act, decriminalization of marijuana, and raising the minimum wage to $10.10 while indexing it to inflation and allowing localities to raise it up to 30% higher than the state minimum wage.
        The open question is whether Cuomo will hold up his end of the deal.  One initial indication is that the "Independent Democratic Conference" announced that they will leave their coalition with the GOP (which Cuomo implicitly supported) that allowed the GOP to keep control of the Senate and  block progressive legislation.

        People who would prefer real Democrats rather than IDC Senators can contribute to Oliver Koppell and John Liu.

        There's no such thing as a free market!

        by Albanius on Wed Jul 23, 2014 at 09:29:41 AM PDT

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        •  Oliver Koppell's web site (4+ / 0-)

          is here.

          Koppell is very well qualified as an effective progressive:

          In the State Assembly, Oliver was the prime sponsor of landmark legislation that protects the environment, consumers, and the rights of all New Yorkers. These include:

          - The New York Bottle Bill. Since the passage of this landmark bill, over 100 billion bottles have been recycled
          - The Utility Consumers Bill of Rights
          - Protection of the Disabled from Discrimination
          - The Child Support Guidelines Law, which provides for equitable child support
          - Enactment of the Fair Meter plan, to improve and modernize the subway, bus, and rail system of the MTA
          - The State Environmental Quality Review Act
          - The Coastal Zone Management Law, which promotes waterfront revitalization while protecting wildlife and public access to shoreline and farmland and minimizes adverse changes to ecological systems
          - The Anti-blockbusting Bill to protect homeowners and preserve neighborhoods

          There's no such thing as a free market!

          by Albanius on Wed Jul 23, 2014 at 09:35:19 AM PDT

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