Press Releases


  • November 30, 2022

    Chairman Jay S. Jacobs Releases Statement on Hakeem Jeffries Historic Election to House Minority Leader

    We congratulate Hakeem Jeffries on his historic election to House Minority Leader. Everyone who has had the pleasure of working with Rep. Jeffries knows what a passionate, thoughtful, and the decent person he is. The skillsets Leader Jeffries possesses will serve all Americans well. We will be forever indebted to Nancy Pelosi for her leadership. It is reassuring to know that the House Democratic Caucus will not skip a beat with Rep. Jeffries at the helm.


  • November 15, 2022

    Chairman Jacobs Hopes NY Republicans Remain Steadfast in Disavowing Donald Trump

    "In a surprise to absolutely no one, the most inept, hateful, and divisive President in American history has announced his intention to run for President in 2024.  Throughout the last year, a majority of NY Republicans have either publicly repudiated or disassociated themselves from the same person, who:  mocked a reporter with physical limitations; bragged about personal misogynistic tendencies; labeled Hispanic and Muslim countries as ‘s***-h***s; categorized those participating in a White Supremacy rally as “good people”; ominously stated that American Jews need to “get their act together” before “it is too late”; implicitly blamed COVID on Asian Americans by referring to it as the “Kung-Flu”; and classified Black District Attorneys as ‘racist’ for having the audacity to uphold the rule of law.  There is an abundance of data that demonstrates this vile rhetoric had tragic, real-life consequences.  The starkest statistic: Counties that held a Trump rally in 2016 saw a 226% increase in hate crimes.

    For the sake of our State and Country, it is our hope these same NY Republican officials remain steadfast in disavowing such a derogatory and derisive man who is culpable for inflicting so much pain on so many.  As the saying goes “Fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice, shame on me”.


  • November 4, 2022

    As Trump Eyes Another Presidential Run, Here Are All The Times Zeldin Has Helped the Disgraced President

    New York, NY - With Trump looking to run again in 2024, it’s important to remember that Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin has never been closer to the disgraced president.

    Here’s a recap of how Lee Zeldin has stood in lockstep with Trump: 


  • November 4, 2022

    Chairman Jay S. Jacobs Releases Statement on the Passing of Reverend Doctor Calvin Butts

    New York, NY - "Reverend Dr. Calvin Butts passing is a tremendous loss to Harlem and to New York State as a whole. We know that his legacy of building communities, shaping lives, and providing spiritual guidance for thousands will live on for generations. As we mourn Reverend Dr. Butts, let us remember his commitment to faith, community, and public service that he instilled in all of us and turn those commitments into action. May he rest in peace."


  • November 2, 2022

    Zeldin Facing Growing Criticism for Dangerous Stance Favoring Arming Teachers in the Classroom

    New York, NY - Less than a week out from election day, Lee Zeldin is facing growing criticism for recently coming out in favor of arming teachers in the classroom. 

    Over the weekend, in an interview with CBS2 New York, Zeldin voiced his support for “arming school safety officers and even teachers.” Zeldin said, “It improves the safety of the building. If there was someone who came into that building, you would be saying, thank God that teacher who was safely and securely carrying that firearm and was well-trained was able to intervene and to save lives.” 


  • November 2, 2022

    **Press Call Recap: With Six Days Until Election Day, New York State Democratic Party Chairman Jay S. Jacobs Provides Update on State of New York Governor’s Race, Strong Democratic Voter Enthusiasm**

    New York, NY – With six days until the election, New York State Democratic Party Chairman Jay S. Jacobs today hosted a press call highlighting strong enthusiasm among Democratic voters. Early voting data shows that Democrats are substantially leading Republicans across the state, while also outpacing Republicans in absentee ballot returns. 

    Chairman Jacobs highlighted these data points, while shedding light on Lee Zeldin and the NY GOP’s failed attempts to subvert democracy by attempting to throw out absentee ballots.  


  • November 1, 2022

    Chairman Jay S. Jacobs Releases Statement On State Supreme Court Appellate Division Absentee Ballot Decision

    Chairman Jay S. Jacobs Releases Statement On State Supreme Court Appellate Division Absentee Ballot Decision

    "Today, Lee Zeldin and New York Republicans' attempts to disenfranchise voters and undermine our elections have failed. We applaud this decision, and as Democrats, we remain steadfast in defending against any efforts to subvert free and fair elections, and we will make sure every single voter's voice is heard this year and every year." 


  • November 1, 2022

    REMINDER: While Zeldin Campaigns on Long Island, Reminder that He Voted Against Delivering Millions of Infrastructure Dollars to Help His Home Town

    As Lee Zeldin campaigns at Brookhaven airport later tonight on Long Island, New Yorkers should know that the Republican gubernatorial nominee voted against the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which allocated $1.48 million dollars for Brookhaven Airport in Zeldin’s own hometown of Shirley.

    The bipartisan bill will deliver a combined $6 million for seven airports on Long Island to make critical improvements to runways, taxiways, terminals, and safety and sustainability projects. None of this would have been possible if Zeldin had gotten his way and torpedoed the bill. 


  • October 30, 2022

    No Show Lee: Blows Off Nearly Half of All Congressional Votes Since June

    Today, the New York State Democratic Party announced a record share of absentee ballot returns from registered Democrats across the state at this point in the election cycle, pointing to signs of high levels of enthusiasm among New York Democrats in this year’s election.

    The announcement comes after early voting initiatives spearheaded by the New York State Democratic Party across the state led to a substantially higher turnout share than at any point during 2018 or 2020. 


  • October 28, 2022

    Flashback Friday: On Hurricane Sandy's Anniversary, Zeldin Halted Long Island Resiliency Project To Help Trump’s Mar-A-Lago

    Today, the New York State Democratic Party announced a record share of absentee ballot returns from registered Democrats across the state at this point in the election cycle, pointing to signs of high levels of enthusiasm among New York Democrats in this year’s election.

    The announcement comes after early voting initiatives spearheaded by the New York State Democratic Party across the state led to a substantially higher turnout share than at any point during 2018 or 2020.