The Working Families Party was formed in 1998 by labor unions and community groups and advocates for progressive issues.
Nixon, who in March announced her run against incumbent governor Andrew Cuomo in the upcoming Democratic primary, notes in the video that 80 percent of New Yorkers arrested for marijuana are black or Latino.
"Because I love this state", she said. "Blocking critical legislation for affordable housing, women's equality and criminal justice reform".
He narrowly won the party's nod in 2014 over primary challenger Zephyr Teachout, and he faced the prospect of losing to Nixon on Saturday. When it comes to recreational marijuana, however, Cuomo calls it a gateway drug.
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President Trump "does respect Colorado's right to decide for themselves how to best approach this issue", Mr. Gardner had spoken about the issue and that the senator's account is "accurate".
The Working Families Party said it was pleased to show independence from Cuomo, the Democratic Party's flagbearer.
In 2014, Governor Cuomo legalized medical marijuana in NY with extreme restrictions. "People should endorse the people they want to endorse and not have their livelihoods threatened by it". He took an indirect shot at Cuomo and Hochul.
"I am running for governor because we need a governor who will stand with the people of NY".
Cuomo campaign spokeswoman Abbey Fashouer on Saturday said Cuomo's "record of progressive accomplishment is unmatched".
"We're pulling out the stops to get out the vote for Cynthia Nixon for Governor".