|Release: Working Families Party says Cuomo is making AG candidate Tish James 'jump through hoops that he would never ask a white man to do...just like when he kept white male Republican leadership in the State Senate.'|
|Text of May 16 press release.|
Today, leaders of the New York Working Families Party made the following statement. The statement is attributable to Afua-Atta-Mensah, Karen Scharff, Javier Valdes, and Jonathan Westin:
"It is nothing short of outrageous to see Andrew Cuomo demand Tish James jump through hoops that he would never ask a white man to do. He is telling her to reject the party where she got her start, and refuse the WFP's support, which could be critical in both the primary and general elections. Meanwhile, he is helping elect Republicans to Congress by running on the Independence Party line.
"This is part of a disgraceful pattern, just like when he kept white male Republican leadership in the State Senate instead of supporting Andrea Stewart Cousinís leadership.
"In King Andrew's New York, everyone else is a political pawn."
Afua Atta-Mensah, Community Voices Heard Power
Karen Scharff, Citizen Action of New York
Javier Valdes, Make the Road Action
Jonathan Westin, New York Communities for Change
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