Press Releases

  • 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”.

  • November 4, 2022

    As Trump Eyes Another Presidential Run, Here Are All The Times Zeldin Has Helped the Disgraced President

    New York, NY - With Trump looking to run again in 2024, it’s important to remember that Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin has never been closer to the disgraced president.

    Here’s a recap of how Lee Zeldin has stood in lockstep with Trump: 

  • November 4, 2022

    Chairman Jay S. Jacobs Releases Statement on the Passing of Reverend Doctor Calvin Butts

    New York, NY - "Reverend Dr. Calvin Butts passing is a tremendous loss to Harlem and to New York State as a whole. We know that his legacy of building communities, shaping lives, and providing spiritual guidance for thousands will live on for generations. As we mourn Reverend Dr. Butts, let us remember his commitment to faith, community, and public service that he instilled in all of us and turn those commitments into action. May he rest in peace."

  • November 2, 2022

    Zeldin Facing Growing Criticism for Dangerous Stance Favoring Arming Teachers in the Classroom

    New York, NY - Less than a week out from election day, Lee Zeldin is facing growing criticism for recently coming out in favor of arming teachers in the classroom. 

    Over the weekend, in an interview with CBS2 New York, Zeldin voiced his support for “arming school safety officers and even teachers.” Zeldin said, “It improves the safety of the building. If there was someone who came into that building, you would be saying, thank God that teacher who was safely and securely carrying that firearm and was well-trained was able to intervene and to save lives.” 

  • November 2, 2022

    **Press Call Recap: With Six Days Until Election Day, New York State Democratic Party Chairman Jay S. Jacobs Provides Update on State of New York Governor’s Race, Strong Democratic Voter Enthusiasm**

    New York, NY – With six days until the election, New York State Democratic Party Chairman Jay S. Jacobs today hosted a press call highlighting strong enthusiasm among Democratic voters. Early voting data shows that Democrats are substantially leading Republicans across the state, while also outpacing Republicans in absentee ballot returns. 

    Chairman Jacobs highlighted these data points, while shedding light on Lee Zeldin and the NY GOP’s failed attempts to subvert democracy by attempting to throw out absentee ballots.