Press Releases

  • 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.”

  • June 30, 2023

    Statement on Recent SCOTUS Rulings

    "The Supreme Court has once again demonstrated their commitment to a radical MAGA agenda that tramples over the rights of all Americans. Make no mistake: we are in this situation because of Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell, who cynically hijacked our top court to achieve their extremist aims.

    New York Democrats are united in our commitment to equal rights, diversity and the rule of law. While the Supreme Court strikes down laws protecting LGBTQ+ rights, we stand strongly in support of equality. When they strike down affirmative action, we double down on building a more inclusive society. When they overturn President Biden's student loan forgiveness plan, we will continue fighting to make college more affordable for all.

  • May 17, 2023

    New York House Republicans Stand With Serial Liar George Santos, Vote to Protect Indicted Criminal

    Today, New York House Republicans voted to protect serial liar George Santos from expulsion – despite calling on him to resign.

    “Today, New York House Republicans voted to protect George Santos’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives,” said Jay S. Jacobs, Chair of the New York State Democratic Party. “Many of these Republicans have gone so far as to publicly call on Santos to resign or even be expelled from the halls of Congress. But, when push came to shove, these MAGA extremists fell in line with GOP party leadership, sided with an indicted criminal, and broke their promises to the Long Islanders who deserve representation. Shame on them. They are simply a collection of frauds.”

  • May 10, 2023

    New York Democrats Gov. Kathy Hochul & Rep. Grace Meng Named to Biden-Harris Campaign National Advisory Board

    Today, the Biden-Harris 2024 reelection campaign announced the formation of its National Advisory Board and named New York Democrats Governor Kathy Hochul and U.S. Representative Grace Meng to serve as initial members. The campaign has stated that the National Advisory Board will be comprised of 50 leading voices in the Democratic Party who will take a leadership role in helping deliver President Biden and Vice President Harris’ message and engage voters across the country.

    "President Biden is right -- the stakes of the 2024 election couldn't be higher. I am honored to join the diverse coalition of Democratic leaders on the Biden-Harris 2024 reelection campaign National Advisory Board. I remain committed to defending our fundamental rights across New York and the nation. President Biden and Vice President Harris have a proven track record of fighting for working families and have made clear electing a Republican would take us backward. Let's finish the job," said Governor Kathy Hochul.

  • April 28, 2023

    State Party Announces Coordinated Campaign Ahead of 2023-24 Election

    Chairman Jay S. Jacobs today announced the New York State Democratic Committee Statewide Coordinated Campaign. This campaign will be the biggest coordinated investment in state party history with engagement across the state up and down the ticket. 

    “We are excited to launch the Statewide Coordinated Campaign ahead of the 2023 -24 elections. The goal of this campaign is to build out year-round organizing and campaign infrastructure and maximize utilization of shared resources,” says Chairman Jay S. Jacobs. “The Governor has made it clear since Day 1 that she intends to work with and in the Party to build out a strong and robust organization that is inclusive of federal, state, and local stakeholders. We applaud her efforts and her commitment to bring everyone to the table.”

  • April 11, 2023

    New York 2024 Democratic Presidential Delegate Selection Plan Open for Public Comment

    On Tuesday, April 11, 2023, the New York State Democratic Committee released the 2024 New York State Democratic Committee Delegate Selection Proposal here. This proposal also includes the Affirmative Action Plan and Outreach and Inclusion Program. The Committee invites members of the Party and the public to submit comments for review by the Committee. 

  • February 9, 2023

    Chairman Jay S. Jacobs Releases Statement Urging GOP Reps. To Force Floor Vote on Santos' Expulsion From Congress

    New York, NY - "It is unacceptable and unconscionable that Kevin McCarthy allowed George Santos to receive a classified briefing on China today. George Santos is a legitimate and objective security concern as described by the Director of National Intelligence’s Adjudicative Guidelines concerning personal conduct, financial considerations, psychological conditions, and criminal conduct.

    Kevin McCarthy must allow a floor vote on the bill cosponsored by Representatives Goldman and Torres to expel Santos from Congress. If McCarthy blocks this measure from being considered, then every GOP Rep. from NY who has called on Santos to resign has an obligation to make a motion to vacate the chair. If these New York Republicans fail to act, then they are placing their party over country and failing their constituents, thereby endangering the security of our nation."

  • December 12, 2022

    Chairman Jay S. Jacobs Releases Statement on New York Young Republican Gala

    New York, NY - "Why was George Santos a prominent guest this past Saturday at a New York Republican “Iconic Event” that featured members of a far-right Austrian neo-Nazi group; a conspiracy theorist who, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center has “demonstrable ties to Neo-Nazis”; a Congresswoman who believes 9/11 was perpetrated by George W. Bush, and forest fires were started by Jewish “space lasers”; and a man who ran a website that featured articles entitled “Bill Kristol: Republican Soldier, Renegade Jew” and “Birth Control Makes Women Unattractive and Crazy”?

    It was bad enough that Gavin Wax and the New York Republicans hosted these dangerous and fringe figures from around the country in Manhattan; what’s worse is that Marjorie Tylor Greene claimed that she would have been able to violently overthrow the United States Government had she led the January 6th Insurrection.  That is sedition. Thankfully, many of the most fringe attendees weren’t from New York; however soon-to-be Congressman George Santos was in attendance.  Santos, who once bragged about paying the legal fees for January 6th insurgents, must immediately and forcefully denounce and reject the seditious statements voiced by Marjorie Taylor Greene.  Failing to act here would be to implicitly condone sedition."

  • 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”.