Press Releases


  • October 18, 2021

    Statement from NYS Democratic Chairman on Colin Powell

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

    "As it withers to it’s hoped for conclusion, COVID has claimed an America treasure, taking the life of Colin Powell, a true hero. A Bronx Native, the dedication and passion with which he served our country should be recognized, replicated, and revered. From his role as a decorated combat veteran in Vietnam to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to Secretary of State, Colin Powell exemplified what it means to be an American, putting others before himself. We owe a debt of gratitude to Secretary Powell for his exemplary service to our country. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this difficult time."


  • August 26, 2021

    Statement from NYS Democratic Chairman on Brian Benjamin

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

    "Governor Hochul’s decision to select State Senator Brian Benjamin as her Lieutenant Governor is a wise one for New York. Raised in a union household, Senator Benjamin understands the vital importance of organized labor to middle-class families and has also been a leader in providing affordable housing and job training to the residents in his community. Senator Benjamin’s relationships in the state legislature and his longstanding community ties in downstate New York will greatly supplement Governor Hochul and immediately assist her administration with the priorities she laid out yesterday."


  • August 24, 2021

    Statement from NYS Democratic Chairman on Governor Kathy Hochul

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

    "Good luck to Kathy Hochul as she embarks on her tenure as the 57th Governor of New York. Her deep knowledge of government coupled with a genuine concern for others and a work ethic second to none will undoubtedly serve New Yorkers well. With Kathy Hochul at the helm, our State is well poised to effectively handle all the challenges we now face while keeping us moving forward, improving the lives of all New Yorkers."


  • August 10, 2021

    Statement from NYS Democratic Chairman on Incoming Governor Kathy Hochul

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

    "...I am confident that incoming Governor Hochul’s empathy, work ethic and authentic concern for the welfare of its citizens will make her an outstanding Governor for our State."


  • August 4, 2021

    Statement from NYS Democratic Chairman on Andrew M. Cuomo

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

    "...While other Elected and Party officials immediately called for the Governor to resign, in the interests of the Party and the people of the State of New York, in an effort to effect a positive and expeditious resolution, I chose not to make a public statement. Now, however, it appears that contrary to what I have advised, the Governor may seek to prolong the current situation. I have called the Governor this afternoon to inform him of my decision to issue a statement..."


  • July 12, 2021

    Statement from NYS Democratic Chairman on NY GOP Big Lie

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

    "Republican Congresswoman Claudia Tenney’s blatantly political ploy in convening local Upstate Commissioners of the Board of Elections to hold a hearing on “election integrity” Wednesday night in Herkimer County is simply yet another Trump-driven effort to breath life into the “Big Lie” that the last election was stolen..."


  • June 30, 2021

    Statement from NYS Democratic Chairman on NY GOP Congressional Delegation Voting No To Jan 6th Investigation

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

    "The decision today by the NY Congressional GOP delegation including presumptive NY Gubernatorial Candidate Lee Zeldin to vote against a Select Committee to investigate the insurrection on Jan 6th is irresponsible and cowardly.  Every single member who voted no against this committee has demonstrated that their fealty to Trump supersedes their love of country..."


  • June 28, 2021

    Statement from NYS Democratic Chairman on GOP Selection of Rep. Lee Zeldin As Presumptive Gubernatorial Nominee

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

    "The New York State Republican Party has made it official.  By selecting Rep. Lee Zeldin (CD-01) as their presumptive Gubernatorial nominee they have chosen an out-of-touch, radical Far Right, sycophantic Trump supporter who voted to not certify the Electoral College vote on the evening of the January 6th Trump-led insurrection..."


  • June 23, 2021

    Statement from NYS Democratic Chairman on Today's Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework

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

    "Elected on a promise to find common ground and get things done, President Biden has delivered. After four years of gridlock spearheaded by President Trump and Republicans, today’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework is the largest investment in our infrastructure in a century..."


  • June 23, 2021

    Statement from NYS Democratic Chairman on Child Tax Credit Awareness

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

    "With the elections past us, it is important to remind all New Yorkers to help ensure that New York parents are aware about the American Rescue Plan’s historic expansion of the Child Tax Credit and how it will benefit their families. In New York, the tax credit will provide relief of up to $1,600 per child to the families of our children, helping lift New Yorkers out of poverty. This relief will aid nearly 3.6 million New York families..."