Press Releases

  • 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.”

  • 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."