The Working Families Party is facing a fight for its status in New York as the rules for retaining its automatic spot on the ballot has become harder this year.
The WFP sent out an email invitation this weekend for a virtual campaign event in Capital Region to urge votes for the Democratic ticket on their ballot line. Candidates in New York can run on multiple party ballot lines.
The new law, which had been paired with the creation of a system of publicly financed campaigns in the state, requires parties to receive at least 130,000 votes at the top of its ticket or 2 percent of all votes cast. The previous threshold was 50,000 votes for gubernatorial candidates.
It's not yet clear how these changes will affect the progressive ballot line in New York.
"With only three weeks to go until Election Day, it’s more critical than ever to connect with voters and turn them out to vote on the Working Families Party ballot line for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in November here in New York," the WFP wrote in the email.
The virtual event is being held on Wednesday.
The party endorsed Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts in the Democratic presidential primary.