The Queens Huddle stands with our brothers and sisters of the New York State Resistance.  We are opposed to any deal to "reunify" the Independent Democratic Conference and the Official Democratic Party Conference in the NYS Senate that allows the IDC to remain as a separate conference.  Andrea Stewart-Cousins is the rightful leader of the Democratic Conference in the NYS Senate.  She should not have to share her leadership position with Jeff Klein.



The Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) is a group of 8 New York State Senators who were elected as Democrats but have a power-sharing agreement with the Senate Republicans.  NYS Senate Democrats have a 32 to 31 seat majority in the Senate.  The IDC is the reason John Flanagan (R) is the Senate Majority Leader instead of Andrea Stewart-Cousins the current Senate Minority Leader.

The Queens Connection

Senator Jose Peralta represents NYSD 13 which includes:  Corona, East Elmhurst, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights and Woodside.  Senator Peralta replaced Hiram Monserrate who was expelled from the Senate.  Peralta joined the IDC in February 2017.

Please contact Senator Peralta and tell him to leave the IDC and rejoin the Official Democratic Party Conference.

718-205-3381 or 518-455-2529

32-37 Junction Boulevard, East Elmhurst, NY 11369

Senator Tony "I signed on to it" Avella represents NYSD 11.  He represents College Point, Whitestone, Bayside, Little Neck, Douglaston, Beechhurst, Malba, Auberndale and Floral Park.  He was elected to office in 2010. Tony Avella joined the IDC in February 2014. Avella is the Assistant Conference Leader for Policy and Administration for the IDC.


Please contact Senator Avella and tell him to leave the IDC and rejoin the Official Democratic Party Conference. 718-357-3094 or 518-455-2210 38-50 Bell Boulevard, Suite C Bayside , NY 11361