Top Democrats in New York on Wednesday publicly backed Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s for a national gun control plan that includes universal background checks and a ban on assault-style weapons.

Supportive statements were released Wednesday morning from Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Jay Jacobs, the chairman of the Cuomo-led state Democratic Committee.

“We are at a tipping point in the national debate on gun control, and Governor Cuomo is asking the country to follow New York’s lead on proposals that will get dangerous weapons off our streets in communities everywhere,” Heastie said. “It is beyond time to act.”

Cuomo wants Democratic candidates for the presidency to embrace the plan, which also includes support for a national red flag law keeping guns away from people deemed to be too dangerous and a database of mentally ill people who should not have guns.

“We agree with the Governor that our national candidates should look at New York as an example of passing smart gun laws that make our state safer,” Stewart-Cousins wrote on Twitter. “We hope that all the candidates follow our leadership on these crucial issues.”

Jacobs, the party chairman, said the platform should be supported by all the Democrats running for president if they hope to gain any votes in the state.

“It is incumbent upon elected officials throughout America, and especially the Democratic Presidential candidates to follow New York’s lead under Governor Cuomo, and endorse the Make America Safer Pledge to reduce and eventually eradicate the gun violence that is plaguing our great nation,” he said.