Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins is set to become the next chairwoman of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee — a party organization that works to elect Democratic lawmakers to state legislatures in the country.

The group pointed to Stewart-Cousins’s distinction as the first women conference leader in Albany and the first woman to become majority leader in the state Senate.

“Leader Stewart-Cousins has proven to be a trailblazing leader as the first woman to lead a legislative conference in New York and a fierce campaigner by flipping the New York Senate. As the new Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee Chair, Stewart-Cousins will help us blaze a new blue trail across the country as Democrats fight to flip state chambers blue,” said DLCC President Jessica Post. “With redistricting and the very future of our democracy on the line, the stakes could not be higher — and with Stewart-Cousins as chair, we’ll be ready to meet the challenge.”

Democrats gained control of the state Senate last year and over the first six months of 2019 approved a raft of long-sought legislation for progressives.

The ideological political battleground in many ways has shifted to state capitals, with single-party rule taking hold in all state legislatures with the exception of Minnesota.

“State legislatures are the last line of defense for Americans against the Trump Administration. In just the past few months, New York has seen historic progressive change, and that was only possible because we won control of the State Senate and finally turned our state ‘true blue,’” Stewart-Cousins said.

“Together, with my colleagues on the DLCC Board of Directors, I look forward to helping more states elect Democratic majorities that will stand up to Donald Trump and protect our rights and values.”