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]
March 13, 2023 at 8:01 PM

A State Budget for the People

Let's Support Funding for CUNY, the MTA, and the Working Families Tax Credit in the NY State Budget Dear Friend,   Right now the state legislature is going into the next phase of budget negotiations by releasing our one-house budget resolu…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
February 24, 2023 at 3:01 PM

Continuing the fight to protect freelancers

From Brooklyn to Buffalo, New York’s freelancers deserve equal protection Friend,   One in ten workers in New York State are freelance workers, a number that is only growing after the pandemic as the nature of our workforce continues to ch…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
February 17, 2023 at 5:10 PM

What would you do with $1,000?

The Working Families Tax Credit has momentum. Dear Friend,   Since I introduced my Working Families Tax Credit bill in December, the momentum behind us has only grown — including the op-ed I wrote along with my cosponsors, Senator Cooney a…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
February 6, 2023 at 11:01 PM

The MTA is facing a fiscal cliff

We need to save the MTA, and we need to do it fast. Our city’s survival depends on it. Dear Friend,   I just finished questioning the MTA Chairman, Janno Lieber, during today’s budget hearing on transportation. My colleagues and I made sur…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
February 5, 2023 at 10:00 PM

Six months ago

Together, we turned NYC’s speed cams on 24/7, and saved lives. But we have more work to do Dear Friend,   Six months ago, my bill to keep New York City’s speed cameras on 24/7 was signed into law by the Governor. In just the last six mont…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
February 1, 2023 at 10:00 PM

Supporting asylum seekers

With more than 40,000 asylum seekers coming to our city, we must welcome them to New York with open arms. Dear Friend,   Since last spring, over 40,000 asylum seekers have come to New York City after being bussed from the southern border. …
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
January 30, 2023 at 5:00 PM

Keeping kids safe online

We can’t trust Big Tech to look out for our kids: we have to do it ourselves. Dear Friend,   Our world today is increasingly shaped by the time we spend online and using social media. This is especially true of young people during and afte…
  Team Gounardes · [email protected]
January 25, 2023 at 3:00 PM

2023 Legislative Session

Here are my top priorities for the 2023 legislative session in Albany. Dear Friend,   2023 brings a new year and  a new legislative session for my colleagues and I in Albany.  I’m feeling full of possibility when I think of what this year …
  Team Gounardes · [email protected]
January 13, 2023 at 8:01 PM

Show Your Support This Term

Let’s work together to make 2023 a great year! Friend,   The new legislative session just began in Albany, and I couldn’t be more excited to get to work. From providing economic support for working families and protecting our children both…
  Team Gounardes · [email protected]
January 10, 2023 at 5:01 PM

Looking Ahead in 2023

We have big plans for this year – but I can’t do it without you. Friend,   Happy new year, new district, and new legislative session! I have big plans for 2023, and soon I’ll be sharing them with you in-depth, but first, let’s take a mome…
  Team Gounardes · [email protected]
January 3, 2023 at 7:00 PM

Winter Reception for Andrew Gounardes!

Join us in celebration Thursday evening! Friend,   This Thursday evening we will be hosting a Winter Reception in support of State Senator Andrew Gounardes! From upcoming holidays to legislative wins, we have so much to celebrate together—…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
December 25, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Wishing you a restful and joyful holiday season! Happy Holidays, Friend!   As we reach this time of year once again, Melanie, Evan, and I want to wish you a healthy and joyful celebration with family and friends! May your time with family …
  Team Gounardes · [email protected]
December 21, 2022 at 4:31 PM

Winter Reception for Andrew Gounardes!

Join us in celebration! Friend,   We have so much to celebrate this year. ✅ Expanded speed cameras in school zones ✅ Won the largest increase in CUNY funding in a decade ✅ Closed a major wage theft loophole ✅ Mandating hospital costs price…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
December 18, 2022 at 10:00 PM

Happy Hanukkah!

Regardless of faith, I hope that all of us can find meaning in the sense of togetherness, optimism, and joy that this holiday brings. Friend,   Chag Urim Sameach!   For the next eight nights, Jewish families across our community will be c…
  Team Gounardes · [email protected]
December 14, 2022 at 1:09 AM

Winter Reception for Andrew Gounardes!

With the holidays coming up and the new year just around the corner, we wanted to take some time to celebrate. Friend,   Please join us for a Winter Reception in support of our State Senator, Andrew Gounardes! With the holidays coming up …
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
December 8, 2022 at 9:01 PM

Working families deserve more

That’s why, today, I introduced the NYS Working Families Tax Credit Dear Friend,   Last year, the Biden administration did something absolutely remarkable: through the American Rescue Plan, 2.9 million children were lifted out of poverty t…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
November 29, 2022 at 3:00 PM

Giving Back this Giving Tuesday

Join me in supporting our local charitable organization Dear Friend,   Happy Giving Tuesday!   I hope you all enjoyed a restful Thanksgiving. This time of year, I’m thankful for the community I’m honored to serve and I’m amazed by the gene…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
November 24, 2022 at 5:30 PM

Giving Thanks and Giving Back

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving Dear Friend,   In October 1863, in the midst of a ravaging Civil War that seemingly had no end, President Lincoln issued a proclamation calling for a national day of Thanksgiving, imploring the nation to se…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
November 6, 2022 at 12:30 PM

Early Voting Ends TODAY!

Today is your last chance to vote early: don’t miss out! Hi, Friend!   Today is your last chance to vote early before Election Day! Don’t miss this final opportunity to ensure we don’t lose the progress we’ve made together, and that we ke…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
October 31, 2022 at 6:30 PM

Happy Halloween!

What’s scarier than ghosts, goblins, and ghouls? Happy Halloween, Friend!   Ghosts, goblins, vampires and werewolves aren’t the only scary thing that’s haunting our state this Halloween. The Republican party is attempting to resurrect its…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
October 29, 2022 at 2:19 PM

Reflecting on Superstorm Sandy, ten years on.

We can’t wait until the next superstorm to take action on the climate crisis. Friend,   It's been ten years since Sandy devastated parts of New York, including many coastal communities across Brooklyn.    I still remember spending most of …
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
October 28, 2022 at 4:30 PM

Early Voting starts TOMORROW!

Don’t put it off: Make your plan to vote early now! Early Voting for the General Election starts tomorrow, Friend!   From October 29th through November 6th, you can make your way to the polls early and help send me back to Albany next yea…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
October 22, 2022 at 4:00 PM

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline in 2 Days

It’s time to request and submit your absentee ballot! Friend,   If you can’t vote in person during this upcoming election, time is running out to request and submit your absentee ballot! Early voting begins Saturday, October 29th and Elec…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
October 21, 2022 at 5:30 PM

There’s something you may not know about me...

I have something to tell you. Friend, I have something to tell you:   Like more than 2.5 million New Yorkers, I have student loan debt.   And I know that there are millions more of us across the country, collectively holding more than $1…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
October 13, 2022 at 6:30 PM

It’s time to get ready to vote

Election Day is just over 3 weeks away! Friend,   The General Election is just over 3 weeks away – it’s time to get ready to vote!   On Tuesday, November 8th, polls will be open in New York, and my name will be on the ballot on both the D…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
October 7, 2022 at 12:00 PM

All In For Iwen

Join me on October 18th in support of Iwen Chu! Friend,   This year, our neighbors in Sunset Park, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, and Kensington have an opportunity to elect a state senator to represent the newly create…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
October 5, 2022 at 12:00 PM

A path forward for the BQE

The BQE has needed an overhaul for decades — and we finally have the opportunity. Friend,   Last month, Mayor Eric Adams outlined a public corridor-wide visioning process for the BQE. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reimagine…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
September 25, 2022 at 1:41 PM

Shanah Tovah!

Wishing you and your family a joyous new year! Shanah tovah to all our Jewish neighbors! Melanie, Evan, and I hope you have a sweet new year filled with happiness, health, and joy! 5782 has been a…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
September 24, 2022 at 3:31 PM

How to help asylum seekers

Human beings are not political props. Dear neighbors,   Yesterday, the number of asylum seekers who have arrived in New York since May officially surpassed 10,000.   Many of these 10,000 people seeking safety and freedom in the United Sta…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
September 11, 2022 at 2:00 PM

21 years later.

Today, as we commemorate the 21st 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-on…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
August 24, 2022 at 11:00 PM

We did it!

We won the primary, giving me the opportunity to represent District 26 again next year! Friend -- we did it!   I am beyond proud to say that I will be the Democratic nominee for the 26th District in the State Senate! I can’t thank you al…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
August 23, 2022 at 11:00 AM

It’s Election Day!

All of our hard work comes down to today. I hope I’ve earned your vote, so that we can continue to secure a better future for District 26 — together. Friend--   It's Election Day, and polls are officially open across New York!    Right no…
  Team Gounardes · [email protected]
August 21, 2022 at 2:00 PM

Today is your LAST day to vote early.

If you want to vote before the August 23rd primary Election Day, get to the polls by 5 PM today! Friend--   Early voting ends TODAY, which means you have until 5 PM to get to the polls early and help send Andrew back to the State Senate! …
  Team Gounardes · [email protected]
August 18, 2022 at 4:30 PM

TONIGHT: Join our Canvass Kickoff!

Join Councilmember Crystal Hudson, Stonewall Democrats and Lambda Independent Democrats TONIGHT to talk to voters, knock on doors and spread the word about Andrew! Friend-- We have only 5 days left until Election Day and we’re going to lea…
  Comptroller Brad Lander · [email protected]
August 17, 2022 at 6:01 PM

Andrew Gounardes

I’m voting for Sen. Andrew Gounardes for State Senate on 8/23 — here’s why Friend, it’s Brad Lander.     I’m reaching out in support of my friend State Senator Andrew Gounardes, who is running for re-election in Brooklyn’s newly-drawn Dist…
  Team Gounardes · [email protected]
August 15, 2022 at 9:30 PM

JUST IN: Watch our brand new video ad

Election Day is just one week away — and we have 3 easy ways that you can help us win! Friend-- We have just one week left before Election Day. It’s time to make your plan to vote and show your support for Andrew! MAKE YOUR …
  Team Gounardes · [email protected]
August 13, 2022 at 12:00 PM

Early Voting starts TODAY!

It’s time to rally your friends and neighbors in the district, find your polling locations, and vote for Andrew Gounardes! Friend-- Today is the first day of Early Voting! It’s time to rally your friends and neighbors in the district, find…
  Team Gounardes · [email protected]
August 12, 2022 at 6:00 PM

How YOU can help us win.

We’re in the final stretch of our campaign, and every minute of time you can give will make a huge difference! Friend-- TOMORROW is the first day of Early Voting! It’s time to show your support and make your plan to vote. …
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
August 8, 2022 at 2:00 PM

LAST DAY to request an absentee ballot!

If you can’t make it to the polls for Early Voting or Election Day, please request your absentee ballot today. Friend, TODAY is the deadline to apply for an absentee ballot online!   If you or anyone in your household won’t be able to make…
  Team Gounardes · [email protected]
August 3, 2022 at 9:00 PM

Andrew fought for CUNY: now the CUNY community is fighting for Andrew.

This Sunday, join our New Deal for CUNY Day of Action to help support Andrew! Friend, THIS SUNDAY, August 7th, join advocates, teachers, staff, and students at our New Deal for CUNY Day of Action!   Andrew is ready to keep fighting for Bro…
  Team Gounardes · [email protected]
August 1, 2022 at 6:00 PM

Andrew made history today!

For the first time ever, tonight New York City’s speed cameras will be on 24/7 — and save lives. Big news, Friend: Our years of hard work have finally paid off!  Because of Andrew’s work in Albany, and the tireless support from hundreds o…
  Team Gounardes · [email protected]
July 28, 2022 at 7:00 PM

🚨Endorsed by Planned Parenthood Empire State PAC! 🚨

Planned Parenthood has Andrew’s back – do you? Friend,   BIG NEWS.   Andrew has officially been endorsed by Planned Parenthood Empire State Votes (PPESV) PAC!   Planned Parenthood has Andrew’s back – because they know Andrew has always st…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
July 26, 2022 at 2:30 PM

Request your absentee ballot TODAY!

The deadline to request your absentee ballot is 8/8. If you can’t make it to the polls for Early Voting or Election Day, please request your absentee ballot today. Friend,   The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot online is Monday, Au…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
July 20, 2022 at 9:01 PM

A safer future for New York 🚘 🚴

Governor Hochul just signed a street safety bill ELEVEN years in the making! Friend,   I am writing to you with some very exciting news!    This week, Governor Hochul signed my bill, S.1078B, into law! This new law will require that new dr…
  Team Gounardes · [email protected]
July 11, 2022 at 10:29 PM

We are so close to our goal.

Can you chip in before midnight tonight? Friend, ? I am sure you are getting a lot of these tonight, so I will keep this quick:? ? Can you chip in before midnight tonight to help Andrew reach his goal? Andrew ha…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
July 6, 2022 at 6:01 PM

🚨 Albany Update 🚨

We’re fighting hard to protect New Yorkers in response to the recent Supreme Court rulings. Friend,   Over the last few weeks, the Supreme Court has eviscerated New York’s concealed carry gun law, overturned Roe v. Wade, and completely neu…
  Team Gounardes · [email protected]
July 5, 2022 at 7:00 PM

Come to Andrew’s birthday TOMORROW!

YOU’RE INVITED! Join us tomorrow at Greenwood Park. With a primary opponent officially in the race, we need to be sure we have all the resources we need to succeed in this new district. The day is finally here, Friend!    Can you join us …
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
July 4, 2022 at 2:00 PM

Happy Independence Day!

We celebrate this 4th of July with a huge victory for our veterans! Happy Independence Day, Friend!    Let’s celebrate the strength, determination, and perseverance of our nation, and all the people who make it great! …
  Team Gounardes · [email protected]
June 30, 2022 at 2:01 PM

RSVP to our birthday bash!

Come support us on July 6th at Greenwood Park. Friend,   Our primary election is only 54 days away!    We’re in crunch time and need every ounce of support we can get. Not only do we have a ton of new voters to reach out to within our ne…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
June 28, 2022 at 10:00 AM


Here’s who I fully support on the ballot. Make sure to find your polling location and make your voice heard today! Friend,   Today is Election Day. This is your LAST CHANCE to vote in the June Primary, so please make your voice heard toda…