Press Releases


  • November 24, 2020

    Statement from Chairman Jay S. Jacobs on Mayor David Dinkins

    NEW YORK, NY: New York State Democratic Party Chairman Jay S. Jacobs has released the following statement:

    "I did not know David Dinkins well, but I did have the opportunity, on more than one occasion, to meet with and speak with the former Mayor of the City of New York. As almost everyone else that knew him or, similarly, had the chance to meet with him, I found him to be a classy, kind and engaging guy..."


  • November 11, 2020

    Statement from Democratic Party Chairman Jay S. Jacobs

    NEW YORK, NY: New York State Democratic Party Chairman Jay S. Jacobs has released the following statement:

    "It is past time for State Chair Nick Langworthy and other Republican elected and party officials to put country over party and endorse the overall honesty and fairness of the national election. While I do not take issue with their calls for “every legal vote” to be counted, I condemn their baseless, unsubstantiated accusations of wide-scale fraud or other malfeasance in the conduct of these elections..."


  • November 7, 2020

    New York State Democratic Chairman Jay S. Jacobs Congratulates President-Elect Joseph R. Biden and Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris on 2020 Election Victory

    NEW YORK, NY: New York State Democratic Party Chairman Jay S. Jacobs has released the following statement:

    "Congratulations to Joseph R. Biden Jr, the 46th President-elect of the United States, and Kamala Harris, the first African-American, Indian-American, and female Vice President-elect. Today is a great day for American democracy. Congratulations and thank you to all of the grassroots volunteers who worked so tirelessly to elect an administration that will restore civility and democracy to the White House. Today isn’t about Democrats or Republicans, it’s about Americans coming together to unite our country..."


  • October 26, 2020

    New York State Democratic Chairman Condemns New York City Sergeants Benevolent Association for Irresponsible Statements

    NEW YORK, NY: New York State Democratic Party Chairman Jay S. Jacobs has released the following statement:

    "Sunday’s statements from the Sergeants Benevolent Association that ‘the Democratic Party has abandoned police officers, encouraged violence and lawlessness’ along with stating that ‘People are being murdered in Democratic run cities’ is wrong, offensive, provocative, irresponsible and unbecoming of officers sworn to serve and protect the citizens of New York City..."


  • September 28, 2020

    Statement from Chairman Jay S. Jacobs

    NEW YORK, NY: New York State Democratic Party Chairman Jay S. Jacobs has released the following statement:

    "People in this State, people in this country, need to decide where they stand. One way or another. The sidelines just will not do. Not for candidates, not for elected officials – of any party – and not for the average citizen. When candidates and political leaders can organize and participate in a public event that features the hanging-in-effigy of a life-sized figure of our state’s governor – or any political leader, for that matter – then something is very wrong with our body politic...."