Andrew Gounardes, Democrat for New York State Senate District 22. Running to represent Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Marine Park, Gerritsen Beach, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, and parts of Sheepshead Bay, Borough Park, and Midwood.

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Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
May 23, 2022 at 3:30 PM

New district, new opportunities!

What the new district lines mean for this campaign and our community. Dear Friend,   Late last Friday, the court-ordered process to establish new Congressional and State Senate district lines finally came to a finish. Because many of the e…
Team Gounardes · [email protected]
May 12, 2022 at 7:30 PM

Nothing is a given. We need your help.

We don’t know what these district lines will look like. Friend,   We hate to be so blunt, but the truth is this:   We don’t know what our new district lines will look like – and there’s a possibility that they may put us at a disadvantage.…
Team Gounardes · [email protected]
May 10, 2022 at 12:57 AM

12 days left in Albany to save lives.

Sign our petition for 24-hour speed cameras! We need 24 hour speed cameras! SIGN THE PETITION     Dear Friend,   Just in the past week, 6 cyclists and pedestrians were killed on our street…
Team Gounardes · [email protected]
May 4, 2022 at 6:00 PM

Re: What redistricting means for our campaign.

Nothing is a given. We can’t stress that enough. Dear Friend,   We’ll be frank: Republicans are coming for our seat, and we need your support now more than ever.   With the laundry list of despicable news and underhanded tactics coming ou…
Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
May 3, 2022 at 8:40 PM

What we can do right now.

The Supreme Court’s holding will not be final for another couple of months if the ruling takes effect – so now is our time to fight. Dear Friend,   Last night, POLITICO leaked an initial draft majority opinion from the Supreme Court that…
Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
May 2, 2022 at 7:00 PM

What redistricting means for our campaign.

Here’s a little insider info on what’s going on with the district maps. Dear Friend,   It has been a wild week in New York State politics, so this email might be a bit long – but it is important to lay the situation out clearly.   If you …
Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
April 20, 2022 at 6:00 PM

What we won in the state budget

Friend,   Anyone who has ever managed a household knows just how important a budget is to ensure as many needs as possible are met.   When it comes to our state budget, it’s not just about what we choose to pay for: it’s a reflection of…
Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
April 13, 2022 at 11:00 PM

About yesterday

Dear Neighbor,   Yesterday was a difficult day for not only New York, but for the communities of southern Brooklyn it hit particularly close to home. Many of us rely on the N, D and R trains to get to school, work, and family commitments…
Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
April 7, 2022 at 9:30 PM

We’re on the ballot!

Because of our incredible volunteers and supporters, our campaign is officially on the ballot for 2022. Dear friend,   Thank you to the incredibly hard-working people who volunteered their time and effort, and to those who have been …
Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
March 31, 2022 at 9:30 PM

Honoring the women who make things happen

Helping us close the “personal staff loophole” and protecting workers from sexual harassment. Dear friend,   As Women’s History Month comes to a close, I want to take a moment to uplift and amplify the voices of the powerful women i…
Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
March 29, 2022 at 9:30 PM

The Case for More CUNY Funding

Read about our fight for a CUNY New Deal in the New Yorker Dear friend,   Momentum is building for a New Deal for CUNY. Just this past week, our fight has been covered in Curbed, City & State and Capital Tonight. And our very own…
Team Gounardes · [email protected]
March 25, 2022 at 8:00 PM


Tomorrow, 3/26, join us in Bay Ridge to help us collect signatures for our final petition push! Hey friend!   Can you join us tomorrow in Bay Ridge for our final petition push? We’re so close to the finish line, but we still need a f…
Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
March 24, 2022 at 2:30 PM

💰Budget Briefing💰 Fighting for universal childcare

We need to help families afford childcare now more than ever. Dear friend,   One of the best parts of my day is walking my 14-month old son to daycare. Knowing that our son is in good hands while my wife and I work is something that…
Team Gounardes · [email protected]
March 21, 2022 at 6:00 PM

Check out our early endorsements!

We’re honored by our recent endorsements from IND, WFP, BYD, BRD and Jim Owles! Dear friend,   BIG NEWS! We’ve recently been endorsed by some of the most dedicated progressive organizations in our city and state. We’re honored to ann…
Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
March 10, 2022 at 7:00 PM

Freelance Isn’t Free

Tell me your freelance horror story. TELL ME YOUR FREELANCE HORROR STORY Dear friend,   In 2020 alone, the roughly one third of Americans who freelance or work on contract contributed nearly $1 trillion to the national e…
Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
March 4, 2022 at 9:00 PM

Taking on the Harassment Protection Machine

We are working to protect victims, including passing four of my bills to dismantle the harassment protection machine. Dear friend,   We just had a big week up in Albany.   For years, I have been working with fierce advocates like the…
Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
March 1, 2022 at 7:30 PM

How you can help Ukrainian refugees today.

Please consider donating to the IRC, an invaluable resource for the families affected, and a group I’ve worked with closely and back wholeheartedly. DONATE TO THE CRISIS IN UKRAINE Dear Friend,   As the war in the Ukrain…
Team Gounardes · [email protected]
February 22, 2022 at 10:30 PM

Join us for our Campaign Kickoff!

Our campaign is launching this week – and we have TWO ways for you to take action right now to help us energize our kick off. Friend,   Our campaign is launching this week – and we have TWO ways for you to take action right now to he…
Team Gounardes · [email protected]
February 16, 2022 at 7:01 PM

ATTN: Join our campaign kick off!

On Sunday, February 27th, join us at L’Wren to kick off Andrew’s re-election campaign! Friend,   We’re kicking off Senator Andrew Gounardes’s re-election campaign on Sunday, February 27th at L’Wren – and we want to see you there!  It’…
Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
February 10, 2022 at 3:50 PM

A 99-year-old Holocaust survivor was killed by a reckless driver.

Friend,   Tragically, this past Saturday, Jack Mikulciner, a 99-year-old Holocaust survivor who lived in our district was hit by a speeding car while he was on his way to synagogue and died shortly thereafter.    l am heartbroken an…
Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
February 4, 2022 at 3:20 PM

New district lines, same old Andrew

It’s more important than ever that we’re ready for November 2022. Friend,   You may have seen on the news that yesterday the Governor signed into law new district lines for Congress, the State Senate, and the State Assembly, all draft…
Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
February 1, 2022 at 8:00 PM

Join our Day of Action for a #NewDeal4CUNY

We have a chance to win major investments for CUNY in New York State's Budget this year! Friend,   We have a chance to win major investments for CUNY in New York State's Budget this year!   Join State Senator Andrew Gounardes, PSC CUN…
Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
January 21, 2022 at 3:01 PM

Because of you...

…we surpassed our fundraising goal last week! Friend,   Because of the incredible support from community members like you, our campaign surpassed its fundraising goal last week! Each and every donation makes it possible for our campa…
Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
January 14, 2022 at 3:01 PM

ATTN: We need to hit our goal TONIGHT!

At 11:59pm tonight, we need to hit our fundraising goal. Friend,   We need to hit our fundraising goal by 11:59pm TONIGHT – and your contribution could be the one that pushes us past the goal posts. Nothing is certain in this election…
Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
January 13, 2022 at 3:02 PM

TOMORROW is our filing deadline!

We need your help if we want to win in November – can you contribute to our campaign today? Friend,   TOMORROW is our first filing deadline of the year. Our values are on the line this November, and we can’t afford to take anything for…
Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
January 10, 2022 at 9:00 PM

Our values are on the line!

Your support is vital to this campaign. Friend,   We’ve officially entered 2022, and the November elections will be here before we know it. If we learned anything from 2021, it’s that we can’t take anything for granted. We know what it …
Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
January 8, 2022 at 2:02 PM

2021 → 2022

What we’ve done and what’s yet to come! Friend,   The arrival of the new year also marks the start of a new legislative session in Albany - this time, with both a new governor AND a new mayor. I want to share a quick snapshot of what my…
Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
December 24, 2021 at 2:02 PM

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Whether you’re enjoying the holidays with family, or adapting your traditions to be over Zoom, we wish you a warm, healthy and joyful day! Happy holidays, Friend!   Whether you’re enjoying the holidays with family, or adapting your tradi…
Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
December 16, 2021 at 10:01 PM

Why we need CUNY.

On Saturday, I marched with 1000 students, teachers and community leaders in support of full funding for CUNY. Dear Friend,   On Saturday, I marched with 1000 students, teachers and community leaders in support of a full…
Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
December 10, 2021 at 3:01 PM


On December 11, join our march to ensure we invest in CUNY’s future! Dear Friend,   This is the year that we win a #NewDeal4CUNY!   TOMORROW, December 11th, join me, PSC CUNY and CUNY Rising in our march from LaGuardia Community College …
Team Gounardes · [email protected]
December 6, 2021 at 9:20 PM

Holiday Party TONIGHT!

Each and every supporter helps to ensure that we win this State Senate seat come 2022, so RSVP now and see you tonight! Dear friend,   Join us TONIGHT AT 6PM at Park Asia for a holiday fundraiser in support of Andrew Gounardes for State Se…
Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
December 5, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Happy Hanukkah!

Let’s take this time to look for the light in unexpected places and situations and lift it up. Chag u’rim samaech! Families across our community and around the world have been celebrating the festival of lights this week, remembering the …
Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
November 30, 2021 at 2:03 PM

How I’m spending #GivingTuesday.

Show your gratitude in the best way possible: giving back to move us forward. Dear Friend,   Happy Giving Tuesday!   I hope you all enjoyed a restful Thanksgiving. This time of year always makes me particularly grateful for the community…
Team Gounardes · [email protected]
November 30, 2021 at 12:20 AM

Come to our Holiday Party!

Let’s start our 2022 campaign off right, and end the year with a party! Dear friend,   Join us on Monday, December 6th for a holiday party in support of State Senator Andrew Gounardes! Let’s end the year with a party and start our 2022 ca…
Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
November 25, 2021 at 2:01 PM

Giving back this Thanksgiving.

We are blessed to be part of this southern Brooklyn community that lifts people up when they are down. Friend,   Melanie and I want to wish you a warm, happy, and safe Thanksgiving holiday. This past January, we welcomed our precious bund…
Team Gounardes · [email protected]
November 22, 2021 at 11:01 PM

Join our Holiday Party!

Let’s end the year with a party and start our 2022 campaign off right! Dear friend,   Join us on Monday, December 6th for a holiday party in support of State Senator Andrew Gounardes! Let’s end the year with a party and start our 2022 cam…
Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
November 18, 2021 at 10:07 PM

We can’t let it be this close again.

We need your help to make sure the 2022 elections look nothing like the 2021 and 2020 elections. Dear Friend,   The 2021 November election did not go as we hoped. Even though we won the Mayor’s race in the city, across the state, Trump-lit…
Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
November 4, 2021 at 3:23 PM

Support a New Deal for CUNY!

We’re giving bumper stickers to everyone who donates $5 or more! Dear Friend,   There was such an outpouring of support for the New Deal for CUNY after last week’s email. So many of you are ready to join the fight to make the New Deal for …
Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
November 2, 2021 at 10:03 AM

VOTE TODAY - our future depends on it.

Find your polling place, see which candidates have my full support, and make your plan to VOTE. Friend,   TODAY IS ELECTION DAY! Polls are open from 6AM to 9PM!   I know you’re getting flooded with hundreds of emails just like this one t…
Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
October 30, 2021 at 3:01 PM

We’re in for a very spooky 2022.

The fate of our city and our state is hanging in the balance. Don’t let this adorable picture of my son, Evan, fool you -- we’re in for a very spooky 2022. Dear Friend,   Republicans are already sowing doubt in…
Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
October 23, 2021 at 11:10 AM


Find your polling place, and vote early now through 10/31. Friend,   EARLY VOTING POLLS ARE OPEN TODAY THROUGH OCTOBER 31ST. This election will determine the future of NYC. If we want to continue the growth and recovery of our city with …
Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
October 21, 2021 at 8:01 PM

Fighting for a New Deal for CUNY

It’s time for CUNY to become the world class public university we know it should be. Friend,   I am a proud CUNY graduate. I believe that every New York City resident deserves the same opportunity for an affordable, accessible, world class…
Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
October 12, 2021 at 7:09 PM

INVITE: Rally for an Accessible MTA

Join us TOMORROW at 11:30AM to demand better for those with disabilities! Dear Friend,   When I first ran for the state senate, subway service was at record lows and not a single subway station in our district was accessible. In my first t…
Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
October 6, 2021 at 7:01 PM

A 358% markup on healthcare costs!?

When hospitals overcharge for healthcare, workers foot the bill. Dear Friend,   Healthcare costs are on the rise all across our state - and our country. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services project that hospital spending - which …
Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
September 30, 2021 at 9:04 PM

What kind of a month has it been...

So much has been accomplished in September -- but there are more challenges ahead of us. Friends,   This past month has been tremendously successful for our campaign. Looking back, I couldn’t be more proud of everything we’ve accomplished…
Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
September 28, 2021 at 8:33 PM

Dismantling sexual harassment in Albany.

This Thursday, join me at this important PowHer New York virtual event where we will discuss best practices to engage men in creating culture change around sexual harassment. Friend,   This Thursday, September 30th, join me at PowHer New Y…
Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
September 17, 2021 at 6:50 PM

ATTN: Emergency Rental Assistance is here!

If you are a tenant who owes rent or a landlord who is owed rent, I encourage you to apply to the Emergency Rental Assistance program. Friend,   ATTN: If you are a tenant who owes rent or a landlord who is owed rent, I encourage you to app…
Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
September 14, 2021 at 8:02 PM

RSVP | Back-to-School Picnic + Concert in Marine Park

THIS SUNDAY, 9/19, join our kid-friendly picnic where we can discuss education and family-related issues as the school year starts. Friend,   Our McKinley Park picnic this past weekend was a big success! If you didn’t make it, there’s stil…
Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
September 11, 2021 at 2:20 PM

20 years later

Today, as we commemorate the 20th anniversary of September 11th, we share the heavy burden of still-lingering grief, and offer a renewed promise to never forget the memory of everyone - and everything - we lost. Dear neighbors,   Twenty ye…
Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
September 8, 2021 at 7:00 PM

RSVP ASAP | Back-to-School Picnics!

THIS SUNDAY, and next Sunday, 9/19, join our kid-friendly picnics where we can discuss education and family-related issues as the school year starts. Friend,   It’s not too late to RSVP to our two Back-to-School picnics this month: one in …