"Sex and the City" actress and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon on Wednesday called for NY to legalize recreational marijuana to reduce racial inequality and raise millions of tax dollars.
TV's Sex and the City star and education advocate Cynthia Nixon won the endorsement of the minor party Working Families Party at a meeting in Albany Saturday.
The endorsement also means that Nixon will be on the November general election ballot even if she does not win the democratic nomination. That didn't work, however, and large local chapters of the SEIU and Communications Workers of America both left the WFP on Friday as a result, though they were not the first unions to split from the party since it nearly endorsed Cuomo's last left-liberal challenger, Zephyr Teachout, in 2014. But Cuomo said Friday he would not seek its backing this year.
"We're pulling out the stops to get out the vote for Cynthia Nixon for Governor". Nixon made a point to criticize such tactics on Saturday, and she had already been characterizing Cuomo as a Trump-like bully. NYPAN, the main New York State affiliate of Our Revolution, came out of Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign and has grown to 30 chapters and 8 affiliates throughout the state with thousands of grassroots members.
Cynthia Nixon wants to be New York's next governor.
As governor, Cynthia would fight for a progressive agenda in NY by supporting policies to provide health care for all, legalize marijuana, and take corporate money out of politics.
Cuomo campaign spokeswoman Abbey Fashouer says the governor's "record of progressive accomplishment is unmatched".
The Working Families Party said it was pleased to show independence from Cuomo, the Democratic Party's flagbearer.