Posted on January 24, 2020
How CREDO funding helped Working Families Party win big victories
In October 2018, more than 55,000 CREDO members voted to donate $37,365 to Working Families Party, a people-powered progressive party fighting for an America that works for the many, not the fortunate few.
This grant, powered by CREDO members who use our products and services every day, supported WFP’s efforts to win a string of big electoral and policy victories in multiple states and train progressive leaders of the future.In four states that Working Families focused on, the group scored major minimum wage wins, including three at its top demand of $15 per hour in Connecticut, Maryland and New Jersey and $12 per hour in New Mexico. In Connecticut, Colorado, and Pennsylvania, Working Families Party won seats on city councils, school boards, and Mayor’s offices.
In New York City Working Families Party passed two historic ballot initiatives — ranked choice voting, and an initiative that would give a civilian-appointed board the power to investigate crooked cops who lie in police misconduct cases. Working Families Party made history in Philadelphia by booting out one of two Republicans on the city council and electing Kendra Brooks on the Working Families Party line in their place — the first third-party candidate elected to city council in 100 years!
Check out their year in review video and to sign up and learn more about the Working Families Party, please visit http://wfpus.org/signup.
These important victories were fueled in part by CREDO members who use our products, and our members are the reason why we are able to make these donations each month. Learn more about CREDO Mobile and CREDO Energy and join our movement.
And don’t forget to check out the three groups we are funding this month, and cast your vote to help distribute our donations.