Cynthia Nixon Asks Her Supporters to Donate $4.20 After Promoting Marijuana Legalization

Cynthia Nixon: Marijuana is “Effectively Legal” For White People

It's not every day you see a politician in the United States explicitly calling the "war on drugs" racist, but that's something we're happy to see changing.

Former Sex and the City star and current Democratic candidate for NY governor Cynthia Nixon has embraced marijuana legalization, and now she's hoping cannabis fans will support her campaign.

Labor unions allied with Cuomo said Friday they would withdraw from the Working Families Party. Nixon has already been a champion of the Democratic party, an advocate for LGBTQ rights, and a public education activist, and her latest stand is yet another one we can get behind in calling out drug criminalization that disproportionately affects people of color. Cuomo's camp used the union retreat as an excuse for not seeking the third-party line.

Cuomo's campaign spokeswoman Abbey Fashouer on Saturday said Cuomo's "record of progressive accomplishment is unmatched".

"Cuomo has launched a vicious and indefensible attack, aiming to cripple community organizations like ours for backing his opponent Cynthia Nixon in the Democratic primary", New York Communities for Change head Jonathan Westin said in a statement Saturday.

She cited his efforts to move NY toward a $15 an hour minimum wage, adopt same-sex marriage, enact paid family leave and achieve a record $27 billion in funding for education.

The former "Sex and the City" star received more than 90 percent of party members' votes at their annual committee meeting.

A poll from mid-March shows Cuomo leading Nixon by 47 points in the primary in the deep-blue state.

"Today, the Working Families Party voted to endorse two visionary candidates who will transform NY into a progressive leader and put the power back into the hands of the people, not just a wealthy few".

If she runs through November, it could lead to a split vote among left-leaning voters that could benefit Republicans. "We can build a movement that can win, but only if we all come together".

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