May 14, 2013
By Stephanie West
MANHATTAN NY – The Working Families Party (WFP) has announced its endorsement of City Council candidate Corey Johnson. This key endorsement adds to Johnson’s growing list of endorsements from Former State Senator Tom Duane, Assembly Member Richard Gottfried, the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), 32BJ SEIU, American Federation of Musicians Local 802, Teamsters Joint Council 16, Retail Wholesale Department Store Workers Union (RWDSU), Uniform Fire Officers Association (UFOA), United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1500, the New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council (HMTC), Mason Tenders District Council (MTDC), the Village Independent Democrats (VID), and over 600 community and neighborhood leaders.
In response to WFP’s endorsement, Corey Johnson said: “I am incredibly honored to have the progressive stamp of approval from the Working Families Party in my campaign for City Council. The WFP has always fought for a more just world- whether it be fighting for a real living wage, paid sick days, or speaking out on social justice for communities without a voice. The Working Families Party has always been considered a leader in providing critical support for progressive candidacies and ideals, and I am deeply proud to stand beside them in our shared desire to make City Hall more responsive to all New Yorkers, not just the wealthy and well-connected.”
Corey Johnson is the Chair of Manhattan Community Board 4, which covers the neighborhoods of Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen. He has worked in progressive politics and organizing for over a decade in New York City and on the Lower West Side of Manhattan. Corey is a resident of Chelsea for the last decade and a Director on the Hudson Yards Development Corporation.