Cynthia Nixon adds $4.20 donation button (for weeeeed.)

Frederick Owens
April 16, 2018

Former Sex and the City star and current Democratic candidate for NY governor Cynthia Nixon has embraced marijuana legalization, and now she's hoping cannabis fans will support her campaign.

The party describes itself as the state's progressive political party.

"I am so incredibly excited to have earned the endorsement from the Working Families Party, the heart & soul of communities across the state".

Cuomo's backers denied he threatened members of the party, and several major unions dropped out of the party on Friday. "Eighty percent of the New Yorkers who are arrested for marijuana are black or Latino, despite the fact that whites and people of color use marijuana at roughly the same rates". New York's Independence Party, which also has its own ballot line and endorsed Cuomo in 2010 and 2014, has already said they will back the governor again this year. I have seen firsthand the hard work NYPAN have been doing to organize for a better, more progressive NY, and stand up to Governor Cuomo's destructive policies by demanding we take big money out of politics once again.

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Since announcing her candidacy in March, Nixon has attacked Cuomo for his close ties to wealthy corporate donors and for allowing the state legislature to be controlled by Republicans and Democrats who caucus with them.

Nixon is mounting a progressive challenge against Cuomo.

Cuomo campaign spokeswoman Abbey Fashouer says the governor's "record of progressive accomplishment is unmatched". "We can build a movement that can win, but only if we all come together".

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