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  • I.A.T.S.E. Local One Enthusiastically Endorses Robert Jackson for State Senate

    Praising his integrity, energy and proven record, I.A.T.S.E Local One, the country’s premier stagehand union and the oldest Entertainment Local in the United States, today endorsed former City Councilmember Robert Jackson for State Senate, District 31, becoming the first union to endorse any candidate in this race. The District is now represented by IDC member Marisol Alcantara.

  • Comptroller Scott Stringer Endorses Robert Jackson for State Senate

    Greeting voters on the Upper West Side, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer today endorsed former City Councilmember Robert Jackson for State Senate, District 31. Comptroller Stringer grew up in the Washington Heights portion of the District and represented the Upper West Side portion in the State Assembly.  The District is now represented by IDC member Marisol Alcantara.

  • Teachout Supports Robert Jackson

    In front of an enthusiastic and overflowing crowd on the Upper West Side, corruption fighter Zephyr Teachout endorsed Robert Jackson for State Senate.

  • 20 Democratic District Leaders Endorse Robert Jackson

    Proclaiming the importance of having a progressive Democratic majority in the State Senate, 20 District Leaders representing the diversity of the elongated 31st District today endorsed Robert Jackson to be the new State Senator. The seat is now held by IDC member Marisol Alcantara.

  • More than 25 Manhattan Women Leaders Endorse Robert Jackson for State Senate

    Citing his integrity, passion and the need for progressive leadership in the State Senate, more than twenty-five important Manhattan women elected and community leaders endorsed former City Councilmember Robert Jackson for State Senate. The list includes former Manhattan Borough Presidents Ruth Messinger and Virginia Fields, Assemblymembers Inez E. Dickens and Deborah Glick, former Councilmembers Ronnie Eldridge and Rosie Mendez, former National Organization of Women-NYS President Zenaida Mendez and NYS NAACP President Hazel Dukes (full list attached).

  • Women's Rights Agenda

    On the national level we are now facing one of the greatest assaults on the rights of people of color, women, and the LGBT community. We should be able to protect ourselves at the state level, but right now our State Senator Marisol Alcantara is preventing us from being able to do that because she has joined a group that empowered the Trump supporting Republican minority to control the State Senate.  Below are my priorities:

  • Robert Jackson blasts Senator Alcantara for failure to hold hearings on The Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act (S2727)

    Declaring that providing New York State Farmworkers with equal rights and dignity is long overdue, State Senate candidate Robert Jackson called on Senator Alcantara to stop refusing to hold hearings on The Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act (S2727) and join him to work toward its passage. While in the previous session the bill was reported out of committee, for the past year it has sat in the committee Senator Alcantara chairs with no hearings held and no vote taken.

  • CFD Endorses Robert Jackson

    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 Jackson volunteers hit the street to kick-off neighbor-to-neighbor campaign

    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. 

  • Schumer Urges IDC to Rejoin Democrats: ‘That’s The Right Thing To Do’

    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.”