Community Free Democrats, the home club of Congressman Jerry Nadler, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Comptroller Scott Stringer, Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal and Micah Lasher, made an unprecedented, enthusiastic, early endorsement of Robert Jackson for State Senate saying they believe he will work with the Senate Democratic Conference fighting "to pass the progressive legislative agenda CFD has always supported, and we look forward to working with him and his team to secure his victory in the 2018."
More than 100 volunteers meeting on the Upper West Side and Upper Manhattan helped launch the Jackson's campaign neighbor-to-neighbor program. Team members were warmly received by District residents who are outraged that their State Senator turned on them and empowered the Republicans to control the State Senate.
For the first time, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer is calling on a group of breakaway Democrats in the New York State Senate to rejoin the party’s caucus, saying it’s “the right thing to do.”
The Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) is a coalition of eight State Senators in New York who carry the Democratic label, but caucus with the Republican Party. Since its inception in 2011, this group has essentially given Republicans majority rule in the State Senate, and participated in actively obstructing efforts to enact progressive policies in the state legislature.
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Following the age-old tradition of grassroots school fundraisers, more than a dozen Uptown parents this week set up a “symbolic” bake sale and lemonade stand to raise the $55 million they said is owed to local schools in state funding.
Even though Republicans now control only a minority of seats in New York’s state Senate, they’ve long ruled the chamber and for ages, they’ve stymied countless progressive priorities, including a recent bill that would protect immigrants by turning New York into a “sanctuary state.” But how is this possible in such a blue state?
INWOOD — Senator-Elect Marisol Alcantara should think again before joining the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) — an independent conference that tips power in Albany to the Republicans — when she steps into Adriano Espaillat's old seat next year, the losing candidates for her seat urge.