NEW YORK, NY – Today, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement urging all New York State Senate Democrats to join the fight for working families:
“Yesterday, I was pleased to join New York Democrats in the ‘New York Fights Back’ rally to protect our health care and advance a progressive economy that works for everyone, everyday, everywhere. Given the high stakes, I join my New York Democratic Congressional colleagues in urging all New York State Senate Democrats join the fight, and caucus and work together for New York’s working families.”
Bill Lipton, New York State Director of the Working Families Party, made the following comments in response:
“We thank Leader Pelosi for adding her voice to the voices of tens of thousands of New Yorkers and a rapidly growing group of state and national leaders who are calling for a progressive majority in the New York State Senate. This momentum will only build. If New York wants to lead the resistance against Trump, it needs to start here and now with the Independent Democratic Conference ending their alliance with Trump Republicans.”
Pelosi joins all 18 Democratic members of Congress representing New York who have called on the members of the Independent Democratic Conference to end their alliance with Republicans as tens of thousands of New Yorkers have taken action over the last two weeks demanding the same.
Other leaders who have joined the call on the IDC to end their alliance with Republicans over the last two weeks include Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, NYC Public Advocate Letitia James, DNC Deputy Chair Rep. Keith Ellison, DNC Vice Chair NY Assemblyman Michael Blake, DNC Vice Chair Rep. Grace Meng, National Democratic Redistricting Committee Executive Director Kelly Ward, Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Executive Director Jessica Post, Our Revolution, and MoveOn.org Political Action.