Archive for November, 2008

Governor Paterson talks about Barack Obama’s Victory!

November 12, 2008

“I would like to offer heartfelt congratulations to President-Elect Barack Obama on this momentous achievement. This was a hard-fought contest that has given millions of Americans a renewed sense of civic engagement.

“The election of the first African-American President of the United States is an extraordinary and historic moment, not only for our country, but also for the world, where it will serve as a beacon of empowerment across societies. This victory represents a new promise, a realization of the long-held dreams of generations of Americans who have fought and continue to fight against the ugliness of inequality in all its forms.

“This election has captivated our nation and the world for the last two years, and now we must set aside our differences and join together to support the new administration. There is no doubt that our nation, and our state, is facing enormous challenges, the worst we have seen since the Great Depression.

“If we are to truly confront these problems, it will require a level of cooperation and bipartisanship unlike any we have seen. New York stands willing to do its part as the nation pulls itself out of this crisis. We have a lot of work to do at every level of government, but we also share a new resolve to accomplish great things together in the months and years to come.”

Statement from NYSDC Chair June O’Neill on Tonight’s Democratic Victories

November 5, 2008

New York State Committee Chair June O’Neill issued the following statement on today’s Democratic victories:

“Today, New Yorkers took a stand against the Republican Party’s failed policies.  With the help of volunteers and supporters across our state, New York Democrats joined their fellow Party-members across the country in making history.

After 40 years of Republican rule, Democrats are back in control of the State Senate and we can finally say – help is here, and change is coming. That change will go all the way to Washington as the new members of our Congressional delegation take their place on Capitol Hill, working along side our new Democratic President – Barack Obama.

I couldn’t be prouder of our newly elected Democratic leaders and of all the hard-working people across the state that helped them rise above their Republican opponents.

Over the coming months, New York State Democrats will work in partnership with our Governor, David Paterson, Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, to expand policies that benefit our working families, and ease the burden of the current economic crisis.

We have turned the page and are looking forward to a brighter future.”