Bradley secures Working Families Party endorsement
Assemblyman Adam Bradley
(D-White Plains) gained Working Families Party support for his
upcoming November re-election bid for the 89th Assembly seat representing
the towns of Bedford, Harrison, Lewisboro, Mount Kisco, New Castle,
North Castle, Pound Ridge, and most of the city of White Plains.
"The Working Families
Party and I share many of the same goals raising the state minimum
wage, ensuring equal pay for equal work and holding down the cost
of living," Bradley said. "This endorsement recognizes my work
in the Assembly to support all of Westchester's working families."
This year, Bradley
sponsored a measure increasing the state's minimum wage to $7.25
an hour, which was passed by the Assembly (A.11698). To help end
wage discrimination, Assemblyman Bradley also sponsored legislation
enacting the New York State Fair Pay Act ensuring pay differentiation
is not based on a person's sex, race, or national origin (A.6701).
"In New York, it's
unacceptable that minimum wage workers are making just $5.15 an
hour and women are routinely making less than men in the same
jobs," Bradley said. "I will continue working to improve the lives
of Westchester families by fighting for an increased minimum wage
and equal pay for equal work to help them make ends meet."
To further help Westchester
families make ends meet, Bradley sponsored a bill that would make
more seniors eligible for the School Tax Relief program benefits
by exempting pensions and retirement income (A.9530). In 2003,
he also took part in overriding the governor's vetoes and enacting
a bipartisan budget that prevented an average 20 percent property
tax hike the largest in state history and rejected a proposal
to freeze STAR.
"I am pleased that
the Working Families Party recognized that in the last two years,
I've accomplished a great deal," Bradley said. "There's still
more to be done, and I remain committed to making Westchester
a better place to live, work and raise a family."