State Senator Kennedy of Buffalo Earns Working Families Party Endorsement – Described As “Tested And Proven Champion For Hard-Working Families in Western New York”
(BUFFALO) – The Working Families Party (WFP) Has Endorsed Incumbent Democrat Tim Kennedy (Pictured Above) - Who Serves the Residents of Buffalo, Cheektowaga and Lackawanna – for New York State Senator in the 63rd District, it was Announced This Week. WFP Representatives Cited Kennedy’s Relentless Commitment to Improving the Quality of Life for All Local Families and His On-Going Work to Boost Economic Opportunities for All.
Kennedy’s Made the Issues That Matter Most to Working Families His Top Priorities as a State Senator, WFP Officials said. Since Taking Office in the Senate, He’s Focused on Vital Initiatives, Such as e Creating Family-Sustaining Jobs, Improving Public Education, Strengthening Neighborhoods, Boosting Infrastructure Investment, Ensuring Western New York Gets its Fair Share of State Resources and Protecting New York State’s Most Vulnerable.
“Senator Tim Kennedy is a ‘Tested and Proven Champion’ for Hard-Working Families in Western New York and Across the State,” Western New York WFP Chapter Co-Chair Paul Schuh, of the United Auto Workers (UAW), said. “Senator Kennedy Constantly Works Hard for Working Families and His Record Proves it – ‘Leading the Fight’ for a Higher Minimum Wage, Pushing to Create Good-Paying Jobs, Working to Strengthen Our Neighborhoods, Fighting for Local Schools, and ‘Standing Up’ for Vulnerable Populations. Senator Kennedy’s Always Been There for ‘Us.’ And We’ll Be There for ‘Him’ in His Re-Election Campaign.”
Kennedy said: “All Working Families Deserve a Fair Shot at Living the ‘American Dream,’ and That’s Why I’ve Always Fought for Good-Paying Jobs, Stronger Schools, Access to Economic Opportunities, Revitalized Neighborhoods and Improved Quality Of Life. I’m Thrilled to Have the Support of the Working Families Party, Which Espouses Those Values Most Important to Blue-Collar, Hard-Working Families Who Call Western New York Home. Fairness, Opportunity and Equality for ‘All’ Will Remain Guiding Principles as I Continue Our Collective Fight to Strengthen and Grow the Middle Class.”
Senator Kennedy’s Been a Fierce Advocate for Working Families in Western New York. He’s Joined Workers on Picket Lines to Fight for Fair Wages and Good Jobs. He Also Led the Fight to Increase the Minimum Wage Last Year and Continues to Push for Passage of the New York State Fair Pay Act. Kennedy’s Fought for Increased Investment in Public Transportation and to Rebuild the State and Region’s Crumbling Roads and Bridges. He’s Stood Up to Banks Whose Negligence Has Brought Blight to Area Neighborhoods and He’s Pushed to Restore the Public’s Faith and Trust in Their Government With Comprehensive Reform to Prevent and Crack Down on Corruption.
On Another Front, Kennedy’s Worked to Improve Public Education by Pushing for Increased State Aid for Local Schools. In 2011, He Voiced Opposition to a Proposed State Budget That Reduced School Funding, But Cut Taxes for Wall Street Millionaires and Billionaires. In the End, Kennedy’s Stand Helped Turn the Tide to Ensure the Wealthiest Paid Their Fair Share to Support Schools.
Kennedy Has Also Pushed for Expanded Workforce Development Initiatives to Ensure Area Residents Have the Opportunity to Learn Necessary Skills to Secure Good-Paying Jobs Being Created in the Growth Sectors Fueling Our Region’s Resurgence.
Protecting Children and Families Has Also Been a Top Priority for Kennedy With His Efforts to Improve Protection Services for Children, Strengthen Laws Against Child Abusers and Increase Resources for Programs That Aim to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect.
“Western New York’s Hard-Working Families Have My Word: ‘As Long as I’m Their State Senator, I’ll Keep Fighting for Them Every Day,” Kennedy said.