RESIGN: These politicians have failed New York

Lee Zeldin, Nicole Malliotakis, Elise Stefanik, and Chris Jacobs

The angry mob of armed white militants and their vile threats on our democracy we saw on January 6th were incited by some of our own elected representatives in Congress -- who signed onto President Trump’s baseless attempt to overturn a democratic election.

These attempts to violently overthrow the will of the voters are a direct result of the President’s incitement. And afterwards, these legislators from our state voted to overturn the results of the election:

  • Lee Zeldin (R-1st District)

  • Nicole Malliotakis (R-11th District)

  • Elise Stefanik (R-21st District)

  • Chris Jacobs (R-27th District)

These politicians have spent weeks feeding, fueling, and fomenting these attacks on our democracy. They have fundamentally violated their oath to our Constitution -- and must be removed from office immediately.

Common Cause New York is calling for the immediate resignation of every New York legislator who voted to overturn the election based on disinformation and in the aftermath of this violent insurrection. Will you join us?

To: Lee Zeldin, Nicole Malliotakis, Elise Stefanik, and Chris Jacobs
From: [Your Name]

As a New Yorker, I am ashamed of the four of you. New York’s elected representatives swore a sacred oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” But instead, by signing onto Trump’s attempt to overturn the election results -- the culmination of months of attacks on Black and Brown voters across the country – the four of you have tried to subvert the very democracy we elected you to serve.

Every legislator who voted to overturn the election after this week’s violent attack on the Capitol has fundamentally violated their oath. I am calling on you to now do the right thing and resign immediately. And I am prepared to work with like-minded New Yorkers -- including the NY congressional delegation -- on next steps if you do not resign.