Five More Days

Dear friends, Only five days separate us from the election. Eleven months after we first announced our campaign, we’re on the verge of sending the message to Albany that there’s no better time for change than right now. So many of you have taken the time to volunteer or have made one of the hundreds of small contributions that built this campaign from the ground up. Continue reading

Small Announces Effort to Expand Veterans Treatment Courts

BUFFALO, NEW YORK - Today Amber Small, Democratic Candidate for State Senate in the 60th District of New York, announced her plan to pursue expansion of Veterans Treatment Courts across all of New York State. The announcement comes as Small took a tour of a Veteran’s Treatment Court in the city of Buffalo yesterday and witnessed  proceedings.  Small will push to replicate this model statewide, including the creation of Veteran Treatment Court hubs across New York State. Continue reading

Gillibrand Stands with Small, Endorses in SD60

Buffalo, New York - United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has endorsed Amber Small in the race for State Senate in the 60th District. The endorsement comes just over a week before the general election. Gillibrand commented, "I am proud to endorse Amber Small for New York State Senate.  Amber has worked hard to improve her neighborhood as a community leader, has put forth clear plans to tackle major issues at the State level, and has consistently stood up for equality across the board.  Amber's experience, integrity, and values make her the right choice to represent Western New York in the State Senate." Continue reading

Another Complaint Filed Against Jacobs Campaign, Part of Ongoing Pattern of Abuse Regarding Financial Accountability

Buffalo, New York – Democratic State Senate Candidate Amber Small’s campaign announced today that it has filed a complaint with the Board of Elections and Erie County District Attorney’s Public Integrity Unit for contributions from Billionaire NYC Hedge Fund manager Daniel Loeb to the Chris Jacobs campaign which exceed the maximum contribution limits. “This is just another demonstration of the Jacobs campaign again flaunting campaign finance laws,” Small said.  “There is a clear pattern here of blatant disregard for a system that is meant to keep those who run for office accountable to the public and not to those who line their war chests with cash.”   Continue reading

Fighting For Children and Advocates Rally to Support Child Victims Act

Buffalo, New York - On Tuesday, October 25th at 4:30 PM Senatorial candidate Amber Small hosted a rally at Niagara Square with members of the political action committee Fighting for Children, survivors of child sexual abuse, and advocates to support passage of the Omnibus Child Victims Act. Continue reading

Small Puts Jacobs on Blast for Waffling, Failing to Disavow Trump Candidacy

Buffalo, New York - While at a press conference today at Erie County Democratic Committee headquarters, Democratic State Senate Candidate Amber Small once again condemned her Republican opponent Chris Jacobs for following GOP party bosses and failing to disavow Donald Trump’s candidacy. Small’s criticism comes in light of Trump’s dangerous claims that the Presidential Election is rigged and that he will refuse to accept the outcome of the upcoming election. Continue reading

Small Announces Project Safe House Amidst Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Buffalo, New York – Today, State Senate Candidate Amber Small announced Project Safe House, a reform effort to protect victims of domestic violence. Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins joined Small along with other community leaders to offer feedback and their own personal experience in combatting domestic violence. Small’s Project Safe House comes during Domestic Violence Awareness Month and amid public outrage over the recent comments by presidential candidate Donald Trump, which personify rape culture and abuse towards women. Continue reading

Small Announces String of New Endorsements

  Buffalo, New York - Seven organizations have recently announced they are endorsing Democrat Amber Small for State Senate in the 60th District in the past week. These latest endorsements come from the Sierra Club, Citizen Action of Western New York, United Steelworkers International Union, the National Organization for Women, the League of Humane Voters, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1342 and the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators.  Continue reading

Today is National Coming Out Day

Dear Friends,  Today is National Coming Out Day and for many people, this may seem like just another day. However, for many it is quite the opposite. This day encourages people in the LGBTQ community to be true to themselves in a society which for years alienated them for that very same reason.  It is sad to think that we live in a nation in which our family, our friends and our coworkers feel as though they cannot share their full self because they fear not being accepted. It doesn’t matter if you’re gay, straight, transgender or bisexual, the love we want to share with others is something to take pride in, never to hide. Continue reading

On National Coming Out Day Small Urges Passing of LGBTQ Legislation

  BUFFALO, NY – Today, on National Coming Out Day, State Senate Candidate Amber Small urged legislators and legislative candidates to publicly support key LGBTQ legislation heading into 2017. Continue reading