Press Releases

  • April 11, 2024

    REMINDER: New York House Republicans Have Extensive Anti-Abortion Records

    NEW YORK – This week, Donald Trump once again made it clear that he is responsible and proud of his role in overturning Roe v. Wade and the resulting abortion bans that have taken hold in over 20 states since. New York’s battleground House Republicans, Mike Lawler, Marc Molinaro, Brandon Williams, Anthony D'Esposito, and Nick LaLota, have all endorsed Donald Trump – aligning themselves with the former president and his record of dismantling abortion rights and freedom for millions of women.

    While New York’s House Republicans attempt to hide their anti-abortion records on the campaign trail, they all stand with Donald Trump and have already voted to restrict reproductive rights while in Congress.

  • March 7, 2024

    New York State Democratic Party Statement on President Biden’s 2024 State of the Union

    Following President Biden’s State of the Union, New York State Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs released the following statement:

    “Tonight, President Biden spoke directly to the American people about the historic progress of the Biden-Harris Administration from defending freedoms, protecting democracy, helping to create millions of jobs, lowering costs and more. President Biden made it clear that he is the leader New Yorkers need and deserve and laid out his clear vision for the future of our country.

  • February 26, 2024

    MAGA Mike Sapraicone Floats Seven Week Abortion Ban

    NEW YORK – In a recent interview on 710 WOR, MAGA Mike Sapraicone, GOP candidate for U.S. Senate, proposed the possibility of a seven week abortion ban. When asked about his stance on abortion, Sapraicone rejected New York’s current abortion protections calling New York’s laws “ridiculous,” referred to some abortions as "murder," and floated the seven week ban.

    “News flash to MAGA Mike, New Yorker’s overwhelmingly support women's reproductive freedom and the ability to make their own health care decisions,” said NYS Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs. “MAGA Mike’s idea of a seven week ban falls right in line with Trump’s plans for a national abortion ban and is the kind of extreme policy that common sense New Yorkers have time and again rejected. While MAGA Mike is just introducing himself to New Yorkers, his recent rant rejecting New York’s abortion laws and floating a seven week ban tells New Yorkers all they need to know about his extremist views.”

  • February 15, 2024

    Statement From Chairman Jay S. Jacobs on Redistricting

    We owe it to the public to carefully review these maps, especially in light of serious concerns being raised by various communities of interest.

    “The fact that Lee Zeldin - who undermined the foundation of our democracy by trying to overturn the will of the voters on January 6 - endorsed this map should give us all pause and require a thorough examination, which the legislature will now do.”

  • February 14, 2024

    New York State Democratic Committee Officially Nominates U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for Reelection

    Westchester, N.Y. - Today, the New York State Democratic Committee officially designated U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand as their candidate for U.S. Senator for New York. The nomination puts Gillibrand on the ballot as the official Democratic candidate.

    “Since her very first day in office, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has been a relentless champion for New York families, working across the aisle to deliver real results for our state,” said NYS Democratic Committee Chair Jay Jacobs. “From delivering health benefits to 9/11 first responders and our veterans, to passing anti-gun trafficking legislation to bringing home half a billion dollars for local projects, Senator Gillibrand delivers for New York. On behalf of the NYS Democratic Committee, I am honored to designate her as our nominee for Senate and look forward to working with her for years to come.”

  • December 7, 2023

    Statement from Nassau County & New York State Democratic Chair Jay Jacobs and Queens County Democratic Chair, Congressman Gregory Meeks

    On behalf of the Nassau County and Queens County Democratic Committees, we are very pleased to announce the official selection this afternoon of Thomas R. Suozzi of Glen Cove to be our nominee for the Special Election in the Third Congressional District of New York.

    Tom Suozzi has a proven record of fighting for his constituents, fighting to safeguard our suburban way of life here on Long Island and Queens and always advocating for sensible solutions to the real challenges affecting every day average Americans. We look forward to working with the Suozzi Campaign, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to restore integrity, competence and a focus on the real needs of our larger community in the Third Congressional District.

  • October 25, 2023

    So-Called New York “Moderates” Support Election Conspiracy Theorist and Author of Nationwide Abortion Ban to Lead House Republicans

    NEW YORK, NY – Today, vulnerable New York House Republicans again sided with the extreme MAGA wing of their party to elect a chief legal architect of Trump’s attempt to overturn the 2020 election and the author of a nationwide abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest to be the next Speaker of the House. “MAGA Mike Johnson,” as he is known, is also the author and original co-sponsor of the federal “Don’t Say Gay” bill and has a long history of supporting virulently anti-LGBTQ legislation at every level of government. As chair of the Republican Study Committee, Speaker Johnson has also worked to cut Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other essential programs that everyday New Yorkers rely on.

    “Once again, the so-called GOP moderates have shown us who they really are – extremists caving to the demands of Donald Trump,” said Jay S. Jacobs, Chair of the New York State Democratic Party. “New Yorkers deserve to know – do NY House Republicans support Johnson’s extreme agenda, or are they simply trying to please the twice-impeached former president after he derailed their party’s leadership elections from a Manhattan courthouse during his own civil fraud trial.”

  • October 8, 2023

    Statement from Chairman Jay S. Jacobs Condemning the NYC-DSA Rally in Support of Yesterday’s Attack on Israel

    “The rally in support of the terrorist violence against the State of Israel, promoted by the group that refers to themselves as the “Democratic Socialists of America” is repugnant to everything that our country and this Democratic Party stands for. The surprise attack against innocent civilians, numbers of whom were kidnapped and taken hostage by a terrorist organization should be universally and categorically condemned by all parties in our political process.

    The New York State Democratic Party strongly condemns the “NYC-DSA” whose support of a rally that sought to justify the wholly unjustifiable acts of wanton violence, terrorism, kidnapping and murder that was perpetrated on the people of Israel this weekend.”

  • October 7, 2023

    Statement from Chairman Jay S. Jacobs Condemning the Attacks on Israel

    "The New York State Democratic Committee strongly condemns the attacks orchestrated by Hamas on Israel. The unexpected rocket barrage and infiltration of Israeli towns near the Gaza Strip during a significant Jewish holiday are inexcusable.

    “New York Democrats stand united to unequivocally denounce this act of terrorism against the Jewish people and their homeland. I applaud Governor Hochul for her unwavering support of Israel and the affirmation of the special bond of New York with Israel..."

  • July 14, 2023

    New York’s Vulnerable House Republicans Vote to Restrict Abortion Access for Servicemembers and Military Families

    "Today, New York House Republicans broke their campaign promises and voted for legislation restricting reproductive healthcare for servicemembers and military families.

    “Today, New York’s vulnerable House Republicans once again rubber-stamped the extreme MAGA Republican agenda,” said Jay S. Jacobs, Chair of New York State Democratic Party. “After telling voters that abortion was a state’s rights issue on the campaign trail, New York House Republicans caved to the extreme wing of their party to deny servicemembers and military families access to vital healthcare. Promises made, promises broken.”