New York Democratic Party leaders said they respect a campaign urging voters to cast blank ballots in Tuesday's presidential primary to protest President Joe Biden's actions amid the Israel-Hamas war, and do not expect the movement to deter party unity within a critical election year.

Members of the Leave It Blank New York Coalition are urging registered Democratic voters in the state to submit a blank ballot Tuesday, or feed it into the scanner without marking a vote for any candidate in protest of U.S. financial support of Israel's military since the war began Oct. 7 that has led to the killing of more than 33,000 Palestinians.

The state Board of Elections counts blank ballots, which progressive Democrats say will send a powerful statement to Biden's re-election campaign and reveal how much of the party's base supports a permanent ceasefire and stand against additional aid for Israel.

"The Democratic Party has a long tradition and history of accepting protest movements," state Democratic Committee Chair Jay Jacobs said in a statement Monday. "We respect the views that are being expressed this year — as I know President Biden does — and we will all come together in the end to defeat Donald Trump, re-elect Joe Biden and preserve American democracy."

More than 50 organizations, including the Democratic Socialists of America and Working Families Party, back the movement, which has spearheaded efforts for primary voters to mark "uncommitted" or write-in "ceasefire" on their ballots in other U.S. states.

New York Working Families Party co-director Jasmine Gripper said the Biden campaign shifted its rhetoric about the war after the success of the protest in other states' presidential primaries.

"We saw when Michigan did 'uncommitted' the administration changed their rhetoric — we heard them start to use terms like 'ceasefire,' but we need more than just rhetoric," Gripper said. "We need real change. We want a permanent ceasefire. We want the hostages to come home, we want to change and really bring an end to this war. We want to continue to send a message to President Biden that it is time to change course."

Because Biden and former President Donald Trump have enough delegates to secure their parties' nominations, New York's presidential primary will not impact November's race, but blank ballots will show voters' discontentment with the war and disappointment in Biden's decisions in the Middle East.

"This is exactly the kind of broad-based coalition that President Biden is going to need to win in November and if he continues to ignore his base, he is choosing to put our democracy at risk," a spokeswoman with the Leave it Blank N.Y. campaign said Monday.

Michael Taylor, a spokesman for Joe Biden for President's campaign, said Biden shares many of the same goals with people submitting "uncommitted" votes or blank ballots in support of Gaza.

"...Which is an end to the violence and securing a lasting peace in the Middle East, which is why he's working relentlessly toward that every single day," Taylor told NY1.

Brooklyn-area U.S. Rep. Yvette Clark said she's confident President Biden is the right person to secure humanitarian relief, but argued people who submit an "uncommitted" or blank vote do a disservice to democracy.

The Working Families Party must reach a vote threshold in November to keep its ballot line under New York's ballot access laws. Party leaders have said they are not exploring alternative candidates to Biden.

With over 100,000 New Yorkers voting early ahead of Tuesday's election, turnout is expected to remain low, meaning a minority of the minority will submit blank ballots.

"In a democracy, we have to make choices and a 'No' vote or a blank vote essentially empowers those who have made it very clear that they have a disdain, if you will, for the diversity that has made our nation so great," Clarke said.

The movement comes as international calls grow for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza and mounting displeasure with the war across the political spectrum — meaning greater challenges for Biden and Trump ahead of November's election.

And the victor will come down to who shows up at the polls, and who stays home.

"Either voters will stay home and express their discontent, or he can get voters to come back to the ballot box," Gripper said. "I think this is up to Biden in how he responds."