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A year and a half ago, Jeff Klein robbed voters of the Democratic Majority they elected to govern the New York State Senate. Since then, we have all watched as time and again, he has been complicit in Republican efforts to water down and even block meaningful progressive legislation that would positively impact the everyday lives of families across my home state.

When a real minimum wage tied to inflation, greater access to education for immigrants, the protection of reproductive rights and meaningful ethics reform were all on the table, Jeff Klein merely paid public lip service, while privately blocking real progress on these important issues.

All of us deserve better!

Over 10,000 of you signed an online petition asking that I hold Jeff Klein accountable for his betrayal and as you probably know, I recently answered that call, announcing my candidacy for State Senate in the 34th District. In just a matter of days, you have rallied to my side with the financial support I need to compete. I do not have the words to fully express my gratitude so I will simply say, thank you!

This campaign will be hard-fought. Jeff Klein will have the support of the deep-pocketed special interests, who want to keep people like you and me out of the democratic process. But with your support, I know we can be successful.

With Deep Respect & Many, Many Thanks,
Oliver Koppell

P.S. To learn more about my campaign, share the issues that are important to you and find out how you can be even more involved in the fight to elect a Democrat you can trust, please visit me at

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