The Working Families Party: 5 reasons to vote for Freddy Ferrer
This is from an email from the Working Families Party. I should note that Freddy Ferrer did not get enough endorsing votes to get a WFP line on the ballot, but he did get enough for an official endorsement and considerable on the ground help. If you want to see all of WFP's endorsements (not all of which I agree with, but they have the right to their endorsements) please go here. And now their statement on Freddy Ferrer:
The WFP believes elections are about issues, not personalities. Elections are a moment for society to pause and, by the simple act of pulling a lever, say, this is what we stand for.
That moment comes once every four years in New York City. And for us, the choice is clear. On the issues that matter most to working families, Fernando Ferrer reflects our values -- equality, decency, opportunity, solidarity, freedom.
Here are five examples â€“ five reasons to vote for Fernando Ferrer:
1. Expanding the Law Requiring Companies that do business with the city to pay a Living Wage. Ferrer supports it. Bloomberg opposes it.
2. Requiring Big Box Retailers in NYC to provide Health Care to their employees. Ferrer supports it. Bloomberg opposes it (and vetoed the City Councilâ€™s bill).
3. Building a Cross-Harbor Rail Tunnel, Congressman Jerry Nadlerâ€™s extremely smart idea that will reduce traffic, pollution, and asthma. Ferrer supports it. Bloomberg opposes it (and flip-flopped).
4. Postponing the city tax cut for millionaires scheduled to phase in at the end of 2005. Ferrer supports postponing the phase-out.
5. Returning the power of rent control and rent stabilization to the City so more working families can afford to live in New York. Ferrer supports it. Bloomberg opposes it.
On the issues, the WFP endorses Fernando Ferrer and we urge you to vote for him on Tuesday.
Jim Duncan, Bertha Lewis, and Bob Master, Co-Chairs
Dan Cantor, Executive Director