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Working Families Party Endorses Mary Lupien for Rochester City Council

The Working Families Party of New York has announced its endorsement of Democrat Mary Lupien, who is bidding for an at-large seat on Rochester City Council. 

 

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Working Families Party Endorses Mary Lupien for City Council

 

The Working Families Party of New York has announced its endorsement of Democrat Mary Lupien, who is bidding for an at-large seat on Rochester City Council. 

 

“Through her work as a bilingual city school teacher, a leader at St. Peter’s Soup Kitchen, and as an activist and leader for Bernie Sanders in Western New York, Mary is emblematic of our ideals and has shown she is committed to the hard work of fighting inequality in our community,” said Jesse Lenney, Upstate Political Director for the Working Families Party of New York.

 

The Working Families Party is dedicated to tackling political, economic, and educational inequality. Though the party carries an ideology that tends to match more closely with progressive politicians, the Working Families endorsement has long been sought by candidates all across the political spectrum.

 

“I’m absolutely thrilled to gain this endorsement,” 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, a substitute teacher in the Rochester City School District, was among the leaders of Monroe County for Bernie Sanders in 2016. Lupien has also received endorsements from ROCitizen, the Greater Rochester National Organization of Women (NOW) and Rochester Regional Joint Board, Workers United, and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 282.

 

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