Press Releases


  • 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..."


  • May 25, 2021

    Statement from NYS Democratic Chairman on Remembering George Floyd

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

    "We should not allow the life of George Floyd to be defined by his brutal, tragic, unnecessary death. Rather, we should commit ourselves to work toward that day when the name George Floyd evokes the memory of one good, decent American citizen..."


  • May 14, 2021

    Statement from NYS Democratic Chairman on the House GOP Conference Chair Election

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

    "Elise Stefanik’s rise to leadership in the Republican Congressional Conference was propelled by her allegiance to Donald Trump, her support for the “Big Lie” that the presidential election was stolen, and her adherence to the most extreme policies of her Party. That is not who Elise Stefanik was when she first asked the voters of her district to support her for Congress. Opportunism and blind ambition..."


  • April 20, 2021

    Statement from NYS Democratic Chairman on Chauvin Verdict

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

    "To the world, the idea of America has been inspirational. To us who call this home, the idea of America has always been aspirational. We aspire to be that 'more perfect union'...."


  • 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..."