Press Releases


  • February 22, 2021

    Statement from NYS Dem. Chairman on Latest Poll Results On Governor

    LONG ISLAND, NY: New York State Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs has released the following statement:

    "The latest poll results out today with the Governor at 57% reaffirms, once again, that Governor Cuomo enjoys broad-based support among New Yorkers. In spite of relentless political attacks, the people of the State, and Democrats overwhelmingly, understand that it is Governor Cuomo who provides the leadership and management that helps New Yorkers continue to weather the worst health crisis in recent history..."


  • February 18, 2021

    Statement from NYS Dem. Chairman on Republican Assembly Call For Impeachment

    LONG ISLAND, NY: New York State Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs has released the following statement on how Republican Assembly's Call For Impeachment Defies Credulity:

    "The NYS Republican Assembly leadership call for Governor Cuomo’s impeachment less than a week after their Party’s failure to support impeachment & conviction for Donald Trump defies credulity.  To be clear, Governor Cuomo is accused of failing to timely release data on deaths that occurred in nursing homes.  No matter how one looks at it, not one more person lost their life because of any delay in statistical reporting after the fact and not one more person contracted COVID-19.  Moreover, there isn’t a shred of criminality and the Republicans know it..."


  • February 16, 2021

    Statement from NYS Dem. Chairman On Siena Poll Numbers

    LONG ISLAND, NY: New York State Democratic Party Chairman Jay S. Jacobs has released the following statement: "Despite the best efforts of the far fringe, Governor Cuomo's popularity remains unchanged; 11 months into global pandemic, 61% of voters approve of his response."


  • February 8, 2021

    NY State Dem. Chairman Commends Congressman Brindisi on Putting Country First

    UTICA, NY: New York State Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs has released the following statement on the concession of Anthony Brindisi in New York’s 22nd Congressional District election. Brindisi was defeated by a slim number of votes in the nation’s final undecided House of Representatives race.

    "Anthony Brindisi has demonstrated, by his actions today in conceding the race for Congressional District 22 to Claudia Tenney, what good democratic values look like. Here, again, is an example of the best in our Democracy..."


  • February 5, 2021

    NY State Dem. Chairman Calls for Resignation of 4 Members of Congress Regarding 9/11 Attacks & Georgia Congresswoman

    NEW YORK, NY: New York State Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs released the following statement after four New York Members of Congress voted to defend controversial Georgia Congressman Marjorie Taylor Greene, who openly touted “QAnon” conspiracy theories doubting the 9/11 attacks, among other conspiracies disputed by fact.

    "Yesterday’s vote in the House of Representatives was a clarifying moment for every voter in the United States. The vote to deny Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene her committee assignments was really a vote to either support White Supremacy, QAnon crazy conspiracy theories, Anti-Semitism and the lie of a stolen election or condemn it. There is no in-between and there is no middle line to walk..."


  • January 21, 2021

    Remembering Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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

    "In his final speech, the night before he was cut down by an assassin’s bullet, Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke of reaching “the Promised Land.” His words made clear that he felt that while we were not there yet, the “Promised Land” was indeed in sight. Today, nearly 53 years later, while we have made much progress..."


  • January 21, 2021

    NYS Democratic Chairman Congratulates outgoing DNC Chairman Tom Perez and incoming DNC Chairman Jamie Harrison

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

    "I would like to congratulate Jamie Harrison on his upcoming election to DNC Chairman today. Chairman Harrison’s experience as a former State Party Chair along with his life experience and clear vision for our Party make him uniquely qualified for the job he assumes at this critical moment..."


  • January 7, 2021

    Statement from Chairman Jay S. Jacobs on Yesterday's Insurrection

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

    "We cannot forget that four people died yesterday in an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol that can only be described as a failed coup attempt. Their deaths, the embarrassment of our whole nation, and the threat to our 244 year old democracy can only be laid at the feet of President Trump and those who aided and abetted his seditious attempt to undo the results of the 2020 Presidential Election..."


  • 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..."