Press Releases


  • April 14, 2021

    Statement from NYS Democratic Chairman on the Socialists Challenge to Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney

    NASSAU COUNTY, NY: New York State Democratic Chairman Jay S. Jacobs has released the following statement:

    "The "Justice Democrats" this morning announced that they are backing Rana Abdelhamid's primary bid against Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney.  Rana Abdelhamid, a 27-year-old member of the Democratic Socialists of America, currently does not live in the district.  There is no question that Abdelhamid has every right to run for Congress and to primary a sitting incumbent Democrat.  However, the argument that she and her "Justice Democrats" and "Democratic Socialists of America" allies put forth that Carolyn Maloney is not progressive enough is just pure nonsense..."


  • April 8, 2021

    Statement from NYS Democratic Chairman on Lee Zeldin

    NASSAU COUNTY, NY: New York State Democratic Chairman Jay S. Jacobs has released the following statement:

    "New Yorkers will never elect a Republican like Lee Zeldin who has continued to tie himself tightly to Donald Trump, QAnon conspiracy theories, and who has continued to support the “Big Lie” that the Presidential Election was stolen from Donald Trump and that Joe Biden is not legitimately in office. New Yorkers will never support the candidacy of someone who endorsed treason when he voted against certifying the results of the Electoral College on January the 6th..."


  • April 6, 2021

    Statement from NYS Democratic Chairman on Comments By Senators Rivera & Brisport

    NASSAU COUNTY, NY: New York State Democratic Chairman Jay S. Jacobs has released the following statement:

    "Every Democrat is united in the desire to see economic fairness, equity and equal justice under the law prevail in our society. Nonetheless, there will always be disagreements in our house over how much, how far and how fast we can go. For most elected Democrats, those differences are driven by the views of the constituencies they were elected to represent..."


  • March 21, 2021

    Statement from NYS Democratic Chairman on Nick Langworthy and the NYS Republicans

    NASSAU COUNTY, NY: New York State Democratic Chairman Jay S. Jacobs has released the following statement:

    "...Well, in a world that turns out, once again, to be round, now Tom Reed has been accused of similar egregious actions of sexual harassment. When the Democratic Governor was accused, all Democrats stood up and, at the least, demanded a fair, independent investigation of one of their own. Where is Chair Nick Langworthy and his Republican colleagues now? Their silence would be deafening if it did not scream of hypocrisy so loudly."


  • March 18, 2021

    Statement from NYS Democratic Chairman on Anti-Asian American Violence

    NASSAU COUNTY, NY: New York State Democratic Chairman Jay S. Jacobs has released the following statement:

    "Having read all of the condemnations of the current epidemic of violence against Asian Americans, I ask the question: what has caused this new hate-motivated phenomenon? Only by understanding the cause can we find a solution to end these vile, senseless and, frankly, stupid attacks on good, decent American citizens. We all know the cause. It was caused by Donald Trump’s effort to “Make America Great Again” by tearing down and denigrating anyone whose vilification could build him up with the base he needed to get reelected..."


  • March 15, 2021

    Statement from NYS Democratic Chairman

    NASSAU COUNTY, NY: New York State Democratic Chairman Jay S. Jacobs has released the following statement:

    "Now that virtually every Democratic elected official has made their views known, and the Governor has made clear that he has no intention of resigning until the results of the independent investigations into the allegations against him have been completed, it is incumbent upon everyone to focus on getting the work of government done. Over the next two weeks, the state must complete a budget, ramp up its already extensive vaccination program and tend to the many other responsibilities that require the full attention of state government..."


  • March 11, 2021

    Statement from NYS Democratic Chairman

    NASSAU COUNTY, NY: New York State Democratic Chairman Jay S. Jacobs has released the following statement:

    "Faced with another serious and disturbing allegation, revealed last evening in an article in the Times Union, it has become even more imperative that all of these matters be thoroughly investigated. I have full confidence in Attorney General Letitia James’ ability to conduct that investigation expeditiously with the full attention and resources necessary to produce a determinative report as soon as possible..."


  • March 2, 2021

    Statement from NYS Dem. Chairman To NY Democratic Leaders & the NYS Democratic Committee

    NASSAU COUNTY, NY: New York State Democratic Chairman Jay S. Jacobs has released the following statement:

    "As my statement on Sunday noted, the allegations against Governor Cuomo are serious, disturbing and require a full, independent investigation.  Now that independent investigation, called for almost unanimously by Democratic leaders across the state, has been referred to the Attorney General and is being commenced, it is both premature and unfair for anyone to opine on the outcome until that investigation is completed and the results reported..."


  • February 28, 2021

    Statement from NYS Dem. Chairman

    NASSAU COUNTY, NY: New York State Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs has released the following statement:

    "I consider the Governor a friend. He has done and continues to do a lot of good for the people of our State. Nonetheless, these are serious allegations that require a fair, thorough and independent investigation. An independent investigation will best serve those making the allegations, the Governor and the people of the State of New York."


  • February 22, 2021

    Statement from NYS Dem. Chairman on Latest Poll Results On Governor

    LONG ISLAND, NY: New York State Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs has released the following statement:

    "The latest poll results out today with the Governor at 57% reaffirms, once again, that Governor Cuomo enjoys broad-based support among New Yorkers. In spite of relentless political attacks, the people of the State, and Democrats overwhelmingly, understand that it is Governor Cuomo who provides the leadership and management that helps New Yorkers continue to weather the worst health crisis in recent history..."