As Gov. Andrew Cuomo presses for votes on the newly formed Women’s Equality Party ballot line, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Saturday sent out a fundraising appeal for the Working Families Party.

In the email, Gillibrand makes a pitch for a full Democratic takeover of the state Senate.

“Equal pay for equal work. A minimum wage that lifts millions of New Yorkers out of poverty. Real campaign finance reform so more women can run against the old boys’ network,” Gillibrand writes in the email.

“Control of the New York State Senate will determine whether we see decisive wins on these issues, or stagnation and perhaps even lost ground,” she adds.

Gillibrand also name-drops the Democratic Senate candidates running in key districts that could decide control of the chamber, including Buffalo’s Marc Panepinto, who the governor is yet to endorse (Cuomo is torn on the race, considering Sen. Mark Grisanti is the last sitting Republican in the chamber to have supported same-sex marriage in 2011).

Cuomo has endorsed candidates in other battleground Senate races, including Democrats Justin Wagner, Adrienne Esposito and Sens. Terry Gipson, Ted O’Brien and Cecilia Tkaczyk.

At the same time, the state Democratic Committee and the Senate Democratic Campaign Committee are also joining forces to send mailers on behalf of candidates.

Nevertheless, Cuomo has been criticized by liberals advocates for not being more forcefully in favor of a Democratic takeover of the chamber this year, which came to a head this week when the governor knocked public schools as a “monopoly” he wants to break by strengthening charter schools.

Gillibrand’s push for the WFP is eyebrow-raising in part because of Cuomo’s efforts to establish the Women’s Equality Party as a permanent party through the next election cycle and Gillibrand’s own backing of electing more women to public office.

The email appeal comes as the WFP is making a concerted effort to have liberal voters vote on their ballot line.

The pressure on the WFP is two-fold: Cuomo’s Women’s Equality ballot line could siphon votes away from the labor-backed WFP, while Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins is expected to receive a large number of votes from liberals disaffected by the governor’s economic policies.

Cuomo’s formation of the women-centric ballot line could hinder the party’s efforts at achieving 50,000 votes, the necessary threshold to qualify for the ballot. At the very least, the party’s ballot position — Row D — is potentially at stake this year.

Cuomo has denied that he’s trying to weaken the Working Families Party, whose endorsement he had to fight for back in May. In a WNYC radio interview on Friday, Cuomo insisted the Women’s Equality Party is about enacting the social change of passing the full Women’s Equality Act, and that anything to the contrary is “tortured analysis.”