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]
June 6, 2024 at 11:00 PM

We Did It!

We just passed first in the nation laws to help our kids mental health! Dear Friend,    WE DID IT! 🎉   The State Senate just passed my legislation that will protect kids’ privacy and let them enjoy social media free from the unwanted cont…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
June 4, 2024 at 8:30 PM

Happy Pride Month🏳️‍🌈

Uplifting and protecting our LGBTQIA+ Community. Happy Pride Month 🏳️‍🌈!   Pride is a celebration and a protest — a month dedicated to love, equality, the LGBTQ+ activists who forged the path before us. I’m proud that since being elected …
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
May 25, 2024 at 5:00 PM

Happy Memorial Day

Dear Friends,    Just a quick note to wish you all a very Happy Memorial Day. While this weekend is the “unofficial start of summer”, it’s also an opportunity for us to reflect on the sacrifice our service members make and remember those…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
May 20, 2024 at 9:20 PM

NYPOST: Meta, Google, leading nearly $1M lobbying fight to kill NY online child safety bills

ICYMI, check out todays article Dear Friend,? ? Did you see the news today? Google, Meta and the other big social media companies have spent nearly $1 Million to lobby against my common sense bills to protect kids online. …
  Andrew · [email protected]
May 15, 2024 at 4:21 PM

Join me tonight to discuss how we can protect kids from social media harm

Dear Friend,    Please join me tonight for a conversation with Mothers Against Media Addiction and lawmakers from other states who have joined the effort to strengthen protections for young people online.   Register here to attend the fr…
  Andrew · [email protected]
April 27, 2024 at 2:50 PM

🌎 As Earth Week comes to a close, I’m thinking about Raffi 🌎

The earth is our home, it's where we live Dear Friend,    As this Earth Week comes to a close, I keep thinking about Raffi.    No, I’m serious! Growing up, I remember listening to Raffi sing about the “big beautiful planet in the sky; it…
  Andrew · [email protected]
April 21, 2024 at 1:20 PM

New York’s Budget: The good, the bad, and the big ugly

Dear Friends,    It’s been a long few days up in Albany but we are finally done passing this year's state budget.    It was a difficult budget negotiation, but I’m proud that as a result of our work, many of the priorities you sent me to…
  Team Gounardes · [email protected]
April 4, 2024 at 7:31 PM

April Showers Bring...a Passed Budget?

Hi Friends,   While it rains on us all this week in Brooklyn, Andrew is up in Albany fighting for a state budget that puts us first. He continues to work hard to ensure our priorities are included.  Please join us in showing support for …
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
March 29, 2024 at 6:01 PM

Tori Needs Our Help

Join me for Tori Kelly’s first fundraiser! Dear Friend,    If you’ve been active in my campaign or engaged with my office, you probably know Tori. She was the very first volunteer to join my campaign way back in 2017, and over the years s…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
March 19, 2024 at 12:30 PM

Big Update! SXSW, Battling Big Tech & More

Dear Friends,    I’ve got a lot to update you on my work to keep kids safe online. As you know, I’ve introduced legislation to help keep children safe online and prevent dangerous health consequences of addictive social media platforms. …
  Andrew · [email protected]
March 11, 2024 at 8:50 PM

Tonight is the Night! Help Me Reach My Goal?

Dear Friend, Tonight is a very important deadline for the new public matching funds system. To reach my goal, I need just $3,900 by TONIGHT!  Can you help me reach my goal?  Each dollar you donate allows us to speak to one more voter – …
  Team Gounardes · [email protected]
February 25, 2024 at 8:30 PM

Lets Get Andrew On the Ballot!

Dear Neighbor,    It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost two years since Andrew was last elected! In that time, he hit the ground running tackling the issues that matter most to our neighbors in District 26. From Bay Ridge to DUMBO, …
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
February 21, 2024 at 10:30 PM

How my Working Families Tax Credit can help your family

It all adds up like 1-2-3 Dear Friends,    Did you see this depressing story in the New York Times? One in four - that’s right - one in four New York City children are living in poverty.   …
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
February 12, 2024 at 10:30 PM

Your Voice Matters!

Dear Friend, ? I have some great news for you: You can help us combat the reliance on big money in politics!? ? New York State has begun a PUBLIC MATCHING SYSTEM, which amplifies the voices of my constituents and match and multiply contri…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
January 31, 2024 at 1:30 PM

Help me start the year out strong!

Dear Friend,   It’s been a busy January back in session representing our neighbors in Albany, and already my colleagues and I have been hard at work fighting for our communities.    We passed landmark legislation to strengthen our democr…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
January 24, 2024 at 8:30 PM

Join Us For A Panel Discussion On Child Online Safety

Dear Friend,   Join me, Attorney General Tish James, Larissa May of #HalfTheStory and moderator, NYT Opinion Columnist Michelle Goldberg for a very important talk on what we can do to keep kids safe online. …
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
January 12, 2024 at 2:31 PM

We’re So Close To Our Goal– Deadline is TONIGHT!

Chip in today to help me qualify for public financing... Dear Friend,   Tonight is our first filing deadline this year and we are so close to reaching our goal! To qualify for matching funds, I need 28 more donors from my district. Can I c…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
January 10, 2024 at 2:30 PM

ICYMI: State of the State Recap

Dear Friend,    Yesterday Governor Hochul delivered her State of the State address and we had a lot to be excited about!    In her remarks, she specifically identified the Stop Addictive Feeds Exploitation for Kids Act (SAFE) and the New…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
January 7, 2024 at 6:01 PM

Show your support....

I can’t do this without you Dear Friend,   This year I’m back up for re-election and my first filing deadline of the year is this Friday. Can I count on your support to help me start my campaign off strong?   I want to stay in Albany to f…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
January 3, 2024 at 10:20 PM

Join Me Tomorrow to Ring in the New Year!

Let's toast to 2024 together! Dear Friend,   Tomorrow is the big day! Join me and our neighbors to belatedly ring in the New Years and talk about all the big plans we have for 2024!    I am up in Albany today for the first day of session …
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
December 31, 2023 at 3:01 PM

Looking back and moving forward

Check out our 2023 year in review... Dear Friend,   2023 was a very exciting year for Team Gounardes! We dove into our new district headfirst and began to tackle the many challenges it faces. My team and I work day in and day out to better…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
December 24, 2023 at 3:30 PM

From our family to yours...

…wishing you a joyful holiday season! Happy Holidays, Friend!   As the holidays are upon us once again, our family wishes you and yours a healthy and joyful celebration with family and friends! May your time with family and loved ones be j…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
December 20, 2023 at 8:30 PM

Let's Toast to the New Year Together!

Dear Friend,   Celebrating the New Year is a great way to plan for the future and discuss all the great things we have to look forward to in 2024. I’m excited to go back to Albany to continue fighting for our community and want to hear fr…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
December 15, 2023 at 8:30 PM

Let's Toast to the New Year Together!

Dear Friend,   Celebrating the New Year is a great way to plan for the future and discuss all the great things we have to look forward to in 2024. I’m excited to go back to Albany to continue fighting for our community and want to hear fr…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
December 11, 2023 at 8:30 PM

Your Dollar, Their Match: Fueling Change In NYS Politics

I can’t do this without you Dear Friend,   This year, New York State has begun a public matching system to help amplify voices of average citizens and to combat the increasing reliance on big money in politics. This program matches and M…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
December 7, 2023 at 1:50 PM

Your Dollar, Their Match: Fueling Change In NYS Politics

I can’t do this without you Dear Friend,   This year, New York State has begun a public matching system to help amplify voices of average citizens and to combat the increasing reliance on big money in politics. This program matches and M…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
November 29, 2023 at 9:50 PM

NEWS: Freelance Isn’t Free Act Signed!

Dear Friend,   After two years of working, organizing, and advocating with freelancers across the state, I’m so proud to share that my Freelance Isn’t Free Act was signed by Governor Hochul last week!    This new law will extend crucial w…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
November 23, 2023 at 3:30 PM

Giving Thanks and Giving Back

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving Dear Friend,   In 1863, during the depth of the Civil War, President Lincoln declared a national day of Thanksgiving to “heal the wounds of a nation” and “to restore it…to the full enjoyment of peace, harmo…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
November 17, 2023 at 8:30 PM

ICYMI: Check out this article in the NYT

Dear Neighbor,   I wanted to make sure you saw that the NYT wrote about my legislation to protect kids online. READ THE FULL ARTICLE These bills will limit the use of predatory algorithms only to…
  Andrew · [email protected]
November 13, 2023 at 2:01 PM

Tonight is the night! Get your ticket now!

Five years ago we flipped this seat from Red to Blue, come celebrate our wins on November 13th Dear friend,    Tonight is the night! It’s not too late to get your ticket to our five year anniversary party to celebrate our 2018 win! Join f…
  Andrew · [email protected]
November 11, 2023 at 2:30 PM

Join us this Monday!

Five years ago we flipped this seat from Red to Blue, come celebrate our wins on November 13th Dear friend,    We’re only a few days away from our big 5 year anniversary event and I can’t wait to see you! Since passing this milestone earl…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
November 7, 2023 at 12:00 PM

It’s Election Day!

Go to your local polling place TODAY and make your voice heard! Neighbor!   Today is election day!  FIND YOUR POLL SITE Make your way to your polling place between 6 AM and 9 PM t…
  Team Gounardes · [email protected]
November 6, 2023 at 5:31 PM

Happy 5 Year Anniversary Of Our Win! Come Celebrate With Us Next Week!

Five years ago we flipped this seat from Red to Blue, come celebrate our wins on November 13th Dear Friend,    Five years ago today, the seemingly impossible happened when we won a historic campaign to flip the state senate and you electe…
  Andrew Boo-nardes · [email protected]
October 31, 2023 at 1:00 PM

The Real Monsters Are In Your Phones, Not Under Your Bed

This halloween, the only thing scarier than the monsters at your door are the social media companies preying on your kids Dear Neighbor,   Children across the world are growing up spending significant time online, and recent research pai…
  Andrew · [email protected]
October 24, 2023 at 12:30 PM

Join Us To Celebrate 5 Years Of Team Gounardes!

Five years ago we flipped this seat from Red to Blue, come celebrate our wins on November 13th Dear Friend,    I can’t believe that this November, it will be five years since our historic victory in 2018 that helped flip the state senate!…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
October 17, 2023 at 8:31 PM

Keeping Kids Safe Online

Dear Neighbor,   As a parent, I see the research about the impact that social media is having on young people and it downright scares me: youth spending more than three hours a day on social media are twice as likely to experience depres…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
September 28, 2023 at 9:50 PM

Help me re-elect my friend Councilman Justin Brannan

We need your help to keep Justin in City Hall fighting for a better city Dear Friend,   Join me, Bay Ridge Democrats and the Independent Neighborhood Democrats this Saturday, September 30th at 1:30pm to help re-elect Councilman Justin B…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
September 15, 2023 at 7:20 PM

Shanah Tovah!

Wishing you and your family a joyous new year! Shanah tovah to all our Jewish neighbors! Melanie, Evan, James and I hope you have a sweet new year filled with happiness, health, and joy! This past…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
September 11, 2023 at 12:50 AM

Do you have student loan debt? This email is for you.

Open for resources on the recent student debt actions Friend,    Our nation’s student loan system is untenable. Student debt has more than doubled over the past two decades and U.S. borrowers owe a collective $1.6 trillion, surpassing bot…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
July 13, 2023 at 6:20 PM

Can I count on you by midnight?

I can’t do this without you Friend,   When you reelected me to the state senate last year, you gave me a clear mandate to fight for a New York that is fairer, safer, and more just - a New York that is more affordable for families and wher…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
July 7, 2023 at 2:00 PM

RSVP for my Birthday Celebration next Wednesday, 7/12

Let's raise a glass to another year of progress! Neighbor!   July is here, and I wanted to personally remind you to RSVP for my birthday celebration on July 12th at Three's Brewing! I’m beyond excited to use this gathering as a moment for…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
June 29, 2023 at 7:02 PM

Join me for my birthday celebration!

Join me on July 12 at Three’s Brewing to celebrate my birthday. Neighbor!   No matter what line of work you’re in, I think we can all agree that it’s been a busy year so far — and it’s only June.   Up in Albany, I’ve been working hard to…
  Team Gounardes · [email protected]
June 20, 2023 at 8:31 PM

Join us in celebration of Andrew’s Birthday!

Let’s raise a glass to Andrew and make sure he can keep fighting for us in Albany! Neighbor!   Summer is here, and that means one thing: Andrew’s Birthday! We’re celebrating our amazing State Senator at his annual Birthday Fundraiser on W…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
June 2, 2023 at 2:00 PM

Happy Pride Month🏳️‍🌈

Uplifting and protecting our LGBTQIA+ Community. Happy Pride Month 🏳️‍🌈 Neighbor!   Pride is both a celebration and a protest. It’s a  month dedicated to community, joy, and progress and a reminder of all the important work that still rem…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
May 31, 2023 at 8:00 PM

Lockdown Drills Don’t Keep Kids Safe

We shouldn’t traumatize children because Congress won’t act to end mass shootings easing the annual requirement for four lockdowns in NY schools that needlessly traumatize children. Dear Neighbor,   School shootings are a uniquely America…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
May 11, 2023 at 9:30 PM

Making Atlantic Avenue Safer

It’s well past the time we make Atlantic Ave safer for pedestrians and cyclists. Dear Neighbor,   We can not wait for another crash, another life lost or near miss, to finally make NYC streets safe for pedestrians and cyclists.    After t…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
May 3, 2023 at 4:50 PM

Correction! Budget Wins!

We made an error in our excitement over the budget. Friend,   In our excitement over finalizing the budget, we made an error on a critical statistic.   We were able to secure more than $100 million dollars in additional operating aid for …
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
May 3, 2023 at 2:30 PM

Big Budget Wins!

Expanding Child Tax Credit for Families! Friend,   We just scored a big win for working families in New York.    As you may have heard, we just passed a historic budget in Albany, and in doing so expanded the Child Tax Credit to include c…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
April 22, 2023 at 2:00 PM

Celebrating Earth Day Through Legislative Action

Here’s what I’m working on in Albany to promote a cleaner and greener New York this session! Dear Friend,   Happy Earth Day!    As we celebrate our planet today, it’s essential to fully acknowledge the current state of the environment and…
  Andrew Gounardes · [email protected]
April 19, 2023 at 6:00 PM

We need to reform the NYS Democratic Party

Hear my vision for a united Democratic Party in New York Dear Friend,   Recently I joined Dave Lombardo on his podcast, The Capitol Pressroom, to discuss the failures of the NYS Democratic Party in last year's elections and what I think w…