From the Morning Memo:

The Working Families Party is launching a new ad campaign online aimed at pushing the Independent Democratic Conference back to the mainline Democratic fold.

The labor-backed party has Facebook ads posting today, part of a broader effort aimed at pressuring the eight-member bloc as Democrats hold a numeric majority in the state Senate, but do not have the votes to form a governing coalition.

The ads urge supporters to sign a petition opposing the “outrageous alliance” between the IDC and the Senate Republicans.

The current situation in the Senate is a bit more complicated than that, however.

Republicans maintain the majority in the chamber with the aid of Sen. Simcha Felder, a Brooklyn Democrat who sits with the GOP conference, providing them with a 32nd member in the 63-seat Senate.

Felder last week wrote a letter to IDC Leader Jeff Klein urging him to form an alliance with Senate Democrats, a move the Bronx Democrat is unlikely to make.

Klein, meanwhile, has goaded Felder into taking a position on hot-button issues friendly to the Democratic base, such as abortion rights. The IDC maintains there should be an accounting of the votes necessary for a range of liberal friendly issues in the Senate — a suggestion that even with 32 Democrats, the votes are difficult to find and require working with Republicans.

That’s a claim the WFP rejects as the party increases its efforts on Klein and the IDC. The social media campaign dovetails with a letter sent by the Democratic members of the U.S. House delegation from New York urging the IDC to work with “regular” Senate Democrats.

At the same time, actress Cynthia Nixon is getting in the mix, too, signing her name to an email from the WFP to supporters.

“Trump’s administration is an imminent threat to our communities, our children, our health, and our values,” she states in the email. “We can’t afford to wait one minute longer for Democrats to start acting like Democrats.”