"Tonight begins the holiday of Passover and I wish all who are celebrating, here in New York and around the world, a meaningful and happy holiday.
"Passover celebrates liberation and reminds us never to give up hope. As friends and families gather for the Seders, let us recommit ourselves to combatting all forms of oppression and continue to fight for a more inclusive and just State. New Yorkers stand tallest when we stand together.
"Best wishes for a zissen Pesach and Chag Sameach."