WASHINGTON —New York Democrats flipped at least two Senate seats from red to blue, establishing a new Democratic supermajority in the chamber. After flipping the Senate in 2018, Democrats finally passed long-stalled legislation to cement progress in the Empire State.
“New York Democrats have shown just how much we can do when we build new Democratic majorities, and voters across the state have affirmed our incredible legislators and their strong record of success,” said Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee President Jessica Post. “Under the strong leadership of DLCC Board Chair and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, New York has paved the way on legislation that protects New Yorkers, like expanding abortion access with the Reproductive Health Act. The future of New York continues to be bright under this dynamic Democratic leadership that will not stop fighting for their community. This victory means Democrats will be well-positioned heading into a critical redistricting year.”
After winning the trifecta in 2018, New York Democrats have invested in education, instituted early voting, strengthened LGBTQ+ rights, and protected union workers. New York continues to be a leader around the nation, which is more important than ever with a conservative Supreme Court that threatens to roll back Americans’ hard-fought rights.
New York Democrats continue to lead the way in these challenging times and I am so proud of our returning members and successful candidates,” said New York Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins. “With a Democratic supermajority, we can continue to make real, progressive change and improve New Yorkers’ lives. As we navigate the coronavirus pandemic, we have a responsibility to lead the way so we can build a brighter future for everyone.”
The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee is the official Democratic organization dedicated to winning state legislative seats.