What are legal advocates and ORGANIZERS saying?

Public interest lawyers, public defenders, and advocates fighting for working-class New Yorkers know that Madeline Singas's appointment to the Court of Appeals would be a disaster and are demanding that the New York State Senate stop Singas from taking the bench.

Help us block Cuomo's worst judicial appointee yet. Save New York from this out-of-touch, regressive prosecutor by convincing the State Senate to prevent Singas from becoming a judge on our state's highest court.

Scott Hechinger

Criminal Justice Advocate


Executive Director, Civil Rights Corps


Activist Organization

senators salazar, riverA, brisport, and sanders announce opposition to singas

Senator Gustavo Rivera announces opposition
Senator Jabari Brisport announces opposition
Senator James Sanders Jr. announces opposition
Senator Julia Salazar announces opposition

law professors oppose nominations of singas and cannataro

Open letter to Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins, asking that the Senate not confirm either nominee, signed by 45+ law professors

40+ Organizations oppose Singas nomination

Open letter to Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins, asking that the Senate not confirm either nominee, signed by 40+ organizations

UAW Region 9A opposes Singas nomination

UAW Region 9A, which represents the Society of Legal Aid Professionals of Nassau County, issues statement opposing the nomination of Madeline Singas to NY Court of Appeals


New York State Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys statement opposing Madeline Singas - NYSACDL
"The New York Senate Should Reject Cuomo’s Nominees to the State’s High Court" - Slate
Criminal defense lawyers oppose DA's nomination to state's top court - The Capitol Pressroom
Progressives Mobilize to Block Cuomo’s Tough-on-Crime Pick For Highest NY Court - NYS Focus
Singas' Staff Trains DAs on Loopholes to Keep People in Jail Despite New Bail Law - City and State NY
Singas Justifies Officers Who Went Viral for Punching, Tasering, and Cursing out Their Detainee - Newsweek

We can stop Singas's nomination—if enough New Yorkers speak out now.


We need your support to convince the State Senate to block Singas from undoing years of criminal justice reform. Please sign your name to the letter.  Fields marked with asterisks are required; others are optional.

Thank you for signing onto the letter to stop the nomination of Madeline Singas.

Please share StopSingas.com widely, and please call Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins at 518-455-2415 and your state senator.

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