New York’s 17th (NY-17)

Updated: May 17, 2024

OVERVIEW

Mondaire Jones is a champion for working people in the Lower Hudson Valley who will lower costs for families, stop Republicans from banning abortion, build an economy that works for all of us, and pass critical gun safety legislation. MAGA Republicans are trying to steal the Working Families Party line to prevent the communities of the Lower Hudson Valley from having a champion who will stand up to special interests and protect our basic freedoms.

SUMMARY

Registered Working Families Party voters in NY-17 should see digital ads and mail before the June 25, 2024 Working Families Party primary that highlight Working Families Party-endorsed candidate Mondaire Jones as a champion for working people in the Lower Hudson Valley:

  • Mondaire Jones will fight to lower costs for working families. That’s why he has stood up to special interests to cap the price of insulin for seniors, lower the cost of prescription drugs, and make healthcare more affordable.
  • Mondaire Jones will protect and expand access to reproductive rights. With a woman’s right to choose under unprecedented attack, Mondaire will continue defending reproductive freedom in Congress and stop Republicans from passing a national abortion ban.
  • Mondaire Jones will build an economy that works for all of us. That’s why he will work to protect critical programs like Social Security and Medicare, raise the minimum wage, and make childcare more affordable.
  • Mondaire Jones will pass gun safety legislation to protect our communities. That’s why he helped pass the first major gun safety law in 30 years. He supports an assault weapons ban and wants to pass universal background checks, so our schools, places of worship, and communities are safe.

Registered Working Families Party voters in NY-17 should see digital ads and mail before the June 25, 2024 Working Families Party primary that highlight Working Families Party-endorsed candidate Mondaire Jones is from the Lower Hudson Valley and understands the struggles of working people:

  • Mondaire was raised in Section 8 housing in Spring Valley by a single mom who struggled with mental illness and worked multiple jobs to provide for their family. Their family sometimes needed food stamps to get by, and when child care was too expensive, Mondaire’s grandmother took him to work with her cleaning homes in Hillcrest and Congers. Life wasn’t easy, but Mondaire’s mother always encouraged him to dream big despite their circumstances.
  • Mondaire graduated from East Ramapo public schools and went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, work at the Department of Justice during the Obama Administration, and graduate from Harvard Law School. Mondaire worked as a litigator in the Westchester County Attorney’s Office, where he defended correctional officers and took guns away from dangerous people.
  • Now Mondaire is running to return to Congress to finish the work he started to lower costs for Lower Hudson Valley residents, defend our democracy, raise wages, and stop Republicans from banning abortion.

Registered Working Families Party voters in NY-17 should see digital ads and mail before the June 25, 2024 Working Families Party primary that show that MAGA Republicans are trying to steal the Working Families Party line:

  • MAGA Republicans want to help Republican Congressman Mike Lawler get re-elected, so they are stealing the Working Families Party line by supporting right-winger Anthony Frascone. Don’t be fooled. The Working Families Party has endorsed Mondaire Jones to help end MAGA Republican control of Congress.
  • Anthony Frascone was a registered Republican for years and is only running on the Working Families Party line to help Republicans like Donald Trump and Mike Lawler.