Officials at the Democratic National Committee — including Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison — issued a series of statements on Wednesday urging unity among Democrats in the state Senate.

The push is part of a broader effort to achieve a working 32-member majority for the conference, a process that is deepening following the election of Democrat Brian Benjamin to an open Manhattan Senate seat.

After Tuesday’s special election, Democrats will once again make up a majority of New York’s State Senate, giving New York the opportunity to become the seventh state in the nation with a completely Democratic state government,” Ellison said in the statement. “To accomplish that, the Democratic Party, which stands for working families, must unite in New York and everywhere.”

Ellison, who had lost his bid for DNC chairman against former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, had drawn the ire last week of liberal activists in New York when he posed for a selfie with IDC Sen. Marisol Alcantara. Ellison’s office had insisted the photo was a form of outreach with an IDC member.

“Americans are seeing threats to their health care, fair wages and access to the ballot box,” Ellison said. “If this assault is going to be stopped, then Democrats must come together and fight for working people together. That’s why I am willing to do whatever might be helpful to bring together a Democratic majority in the New York State Senate.”

At the same time, Rep. Grace Meng and Assemblyman Michael Blake, elected DNC vice chairs this year, also made the same call, adding that Brooklyn Democrat Simcha Felder — who is not an IDC member and sits directly with the Senate GOP — should also join the mainline fold.

​”For New Yorkers to have policies that create jobs with better wages and promote equity in all that we do; for the good of the country that needs us united as a party, it is time for Sen. Simcha Felder and members of the Independent Democratic Conference to end their alliance with the GOP and rejoin the mainline State Senate Democratic Coalition,” Blake said.