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On Second Stop of “New Yorkers Against Extreme Lee” Tour, Central New York Democrats Call Out Lee Zeldin’s Dangerous Anti-Abortion Views and Record of Far-Right Extremism


For Immediate Release: September 14, 2022

On Second Stop of “New Yorkers Against Extreme Lee” Tour, Central New York Democrats Call Out Lee Zeldin’s Dangerous Anti-Abortion Views and Record of Far-Right Extremism 
 

NEW YORK, NY - Today, on the second stop of the New York Democratic Party’s “New Yorkers Against Extreme Lee'' tour in Central New York, local leaders — including First Vice Chair of the New York Democratic Party, Onondaga County Democratic Committee Chair and State Assemblymember Pam Hunter and State Senator Rachel May highlighted Republican gubernatorial nominee Lee Zeldin’s dangerous anti-abortion views, record of far-right extremism, and his opposition to commonsense gun safety measures. 

“Lee Zeldin isn’t just any Republican, he is devoted to the extreme fringes of his party that are out of touch with everyday New Yorkers,” said First Vice Chair of the New York Democratic Party, Onondaga County Democratic Committee Chair, and Assemblymember Pam Hunter. “Whether it is cozying up to far-right January 6th insurrectionist groups, backing the Trump-MAGA agenda, or pushing to bring more guns on our streets, it’s clear that Lee Zeldin is too extreme and too dangerous for New York.”

“Simply put, a Lee Zeldin administration would be disastrous for women,” said State Senator Rachel May. “Zeldin has a long record of anti-choice positions and said he would appoint a pro-life health commissioner if elected governor. With national Republicans seeking a federal ban on abortion, we need a governor like Kathy Hochul who will stand up for women’s health and women’s rights.”

Photo of Extreme Lee Event in Syracuse

 

Credit: NY Dems

Watch the full press conference HERE

More background on Zeldin’s extreme views and dangerous record HERE.

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