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March 26, 2019
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Working Families Party Endorses Mary Lupien for Rochester City Council

Party adds to growing list of progressive endorsements for Lupien.

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. March 26th -- The Working Families Party of New York has announced its endorsement of Democrat Mary Lupien, who is running for Rochester City Council East District. The endorsement adds to a growing list of progressive endorsements for Lupien, including ROCitizen which endorsed Lupien last week.

"Mary's dedication to her community, through her work with the Citywide Tenant Union, and as a bilingual city school teacher, is emblematic of our ideals and of the greater fight against inequality in our communities," said Jesse Lenney, State Committee Member for WFP.

The Working Families Party is dedicated to tackling political, economic, and educational inequality. Though the party holds a vision that aligns more closely with progressive candidates, the Working Families endorsement has long been sought by candidates across the political spectrum.

“I’m honored to gain this endorsement from an organization that is fighting for progressive legislation in so many important areas,” said Lupien. “Our campaign is progressive, grassroots, and staunchly independent — all qualities that we share with the Working Families Party. I’m so grateful to have their support as we push to make Rochester a better place for our families.”

Lupien, an activist and educator in the Rochester City School District, was among the leaders of Monroe County for Bernie Sanders in 2016. She has continued her work as an activist in the fight for tenants’ rights, police accountability, improved transportation, climate change and more urban green space.


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