Upstate Jobs Party Announces Endorsements in Western New York

Independent Political Organization Supporting Dynamic Team of Candidates to Fight for Private Sector Job Growth in Rochester, Finger Lakes and Buffalo Area Albany, NY – Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) today announced new endorsements for State Senate for the first time in Western New York.  The Western New York UJP team of candidates will include State […]

Upstate Jobs Party Announces Major Endorsements in Central New York

Independent Political Organization Supporting Dynamic Team of Candidates – Angi Renna and Sam Rodgers –  to Fight for Private Sector Job Growth in Syracuse and Central New York Albany, NY – Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) today announced 2020 endorsements for State Senate in Central New York.  In recent years, Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh, State Senator […]

Upstate Jobs Party Announces Bipartisan Endorsements in Capital Region

Independent Political Organization Supporting Daphne Jordan for State Senate and Rich Amedure for State Senate; Angelo Santabarbara in Assembly, Noting Strong Support for UJP Platform Albany, NY – Upstate Jobs Party (UJP) founder Martin Babinec today announced new endorsements by UJP in the Capital Region.  UJP announced their strong support for New York State Senator […]

Fixing a Broken Government

The news stories about a broken New York State government have become too many to mention.  In the last 15 years, we’ve seen the leaders of both houses of the legislature convicted of corruption, a governor and attorney general step down in sex scandals, and a comptroller convicted of profiting from his governmental office.  That’s […]

Upstate Jobs Announces Economic Platform

Calling on candidates and policymakers to reinvigorate the Upstate Economy by scrapping a broken system and supporting entrepreneurs Albany, NY – Upstate Jobs Party (UJP), a nonprofit 501(c)-4 independent organization, today announced the economic component of their 2020 platform, calling for an overhaul of economic development programs and a refocus to supporting entrepreneurs in the […]

UJP Interview on Capitol Pressroom

Recently, our founder Martin Babinec was featured on the Capitol Pressroom with David Lombardo. This statewide radio show focuses on issues of importance in the State Capitol, and Martin was interviewed to discuss the impact of the Governor’s decisions limiting the abilities of candidates to seek independent ballot lines this year. Listen here to learn […]

Bring Upstate Back by Supporting Startups and the Innovation Economy

As we assess where we need to focus our economic recovery, Upstate Jobs believes now is the time to look to a new approach with greater potential for creating more good jobs throughout Upstate. Our prior post recommended corrective measures to stop repeating our failed economic development policies of the past. As we look to […]

COVID Didn’t Kill the Upstate Economy – Politicians Did

Long before we were faced with the challenges of the COVID shutdown, Upstate Jobs noted New York’s failed economic development approach.  New York has long had its priorities out of whack as more productive investments in line with the direction of today’s economy and next generation talent has taken a back seat to failed backroom […]

Upstate Jobs Announce Education Reform Platform

Calling on candidates and policymakers to act upon lessons learned from homeschool and virtual learning model used in COVID pandemic, UJP calls for significant reform in State Education approach For Immediate Release:  Tuesday, June 16, 2020 Albany, NY – Upstate Jobs Party (UJP), a non profit 501(c)-4 independent organization, today called for a rethinking in […]

COVID Crisis Highlights Outdated Approaches to NYS Public Education

One of the major adjustments of the COVID-19 crisis is the sudden shift to home learning families with children have been forced to make. No one expected to suddenly have to shift to this new model where our kids are at home instead of in the classroom.  And while we’ve all enjoyed the neighbor teacher […]