UJP Claims Strong Election Night Victory

With the 2020 election being one like none other, UJP celebrated victory! We went into the night with a strong bipartisan slate across the State, based on our platform. In total, UJP had endorsed 19 candidates in the Hudson Valley, Capital Region, Mohawk Valley, Central New York, Southern Tier, and Western New York. When the […]

For State Lawmakers, Secrecy May Pay…Literally

Just in case you weren’t totally fed up with Albany yet, take a look at this most recent post from our friends at the Empire Center. The bottom line is that State Lawmakers may be in line for yet another giant pay raise…but we won’t get to know that until after the election! That’s right […]

Why UJP Thinks Public Money Going to Private Companies is a Bad Idea

UJP has some core tenets or things we truly believe in. We’re a new political organization, so that’s a pretty important. We often talk about stemming the outflow of our talent in Upstate, and achieving meaningful growth and success by enabling the innovation economy. However too often, political leaders think growing the innovation economy means […]

UJP Endorses CNY Jobs Champion Al Stirpe

Independent Political Organization Rounds Out Bipartisan Team of Candidates in CNY by Endorsing Al Stirpe for Assembly Albany, NY – Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) today announced another major 2020 endorsement in Central New York, endorsing Assemblyman Al Stirpe for reelection.  In recent years, Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh, State Senator Bob Antonacci, and Onondaga County Executive […]

UJP Announces First-Ever Endorsement in Southern Tier

Independent Political Organization Supporting Senator Tom O’Mara as Its First Candidate Endorsement in Southern Tier  Albany, NY – Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) today announced its first ever endorsement in in the Southern Tier, endorsing Senator Thomas O’Mara. UJP announced this endorsement and support for O’Mara as the right choice to fight for job growth in […]

UJP Endorses Catalfamo in 113th Assembly Race

Upstate Jobs Party Announces Major New Endorsement in Capital Region Independent Political Organization Supporting Challenger Dave Catalfamo for State Assembly, Noting Strong Support for UJP Platform Albany, NY – Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) founder Martin Babinec today announced a major new endorsement by UJP in the Capital Region.  UJP announced their strong support for New […]

Capitol Insider: UJP Pursues Party Status

The Times Union in Albany is one of the state’s foremost authorities on what’s happening in State politics. Because of that, it was exciting to find this excellent article in today’s edition that focuses on UJP’s efforts to become an official Party in New York State at at time when the powers that be are […]

Times Union: UJP endorses bipartisan slate of legislators in Capital Region

Our Founder, Martin Babinec, recently spoke with Mandy Fries of the Albany Times Union about the UJP 2020 endorsements in the Capital Region. Learn more here.

Upstate Jobs Party Announces Bipartisan Endorsements in Mohawk Valley

Independent Political Organization Supporting Joe Griffo and Peter Oberacker for State Senate and Marianne Buttenschon in Assembly, Noting Strong Support for UJP Platform Albany, NY – Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) founder Martin Babinec today announced 2020 endorsements including strong support for New York State Senator Joe Griffo and Candidate Peter Oberacker, as well as New […]

Upstate Jobs Party Announces Major Endorsements in Hudson Valley

Independent Political Organization Supporting Dynamic Team of Candidate to Fight for Private Sector Job Growth from Westchester to Ulster and Sullivan Counties Albany, NY – Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) today announced new endorsements for State Senate for the first time in the Hudson Valley.  While in previous years, UJP had supported candidates across the State, […]