The Working Families Party today announced its endorsement of Yvette Simpson for mayor in Cincinnati for the election on November 7th.
“Yvette Simpson is running to ensure that Cincinnati is a city that truly works for all its residents and for every neighborhood, not just a well-connected few. In these difficult times, progressive leadership at the local level is more crucial than even. We are proud to support Yvette Simpson’s campaign for Mayor and we believe in her bold and progressive vision,” said Joe Dinkin, national communications director for the Working Families Party.
The Working Families Party will mobilize its grassroots supporter base to volunteer for Yvette Simpson in advance of the election. The Working Families Party endorsement is a “seal of approval” for progressive voters, Dinkin said.
“Receiving the Working Families Party endorsement is a great honor. Working Families is a growing progressive political organization that fights for an economy that works for all of us, and a democracy in which every voice matters. As mayor, I will continue to be a strong advocate for working families in our city,” said mayoral candidate Yvette Simpson.
The Working Families Party is a national political organization that is recruiting, training, and electing the next generation of progressive leaders to office. The Working Families Party has an impressive record of down-ballot wins already in 2017, including the Democratic primary victory of Philadelphia’s next district attorney Larry Krasner; helping elect the new mayor of Jackson, Miss., Chokwe Lumumba; a sweep of school board races in Milwaukee; and special election victories for progressive leaders running for state legislature in New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.