New York State law must provide legal protection for women against discrimination and violence. Join this historic event and bring your friends and colleagues—register today.
Today, there are too many barriers holding New York women back. Women are discriminated against in the workplace, in wages and benefits, in housing, credit and lending and in health care. Inequality only increases throughout a woman's life, meaning women are twice as likely to live out old age in poverty than men. Women also continue to be the primary victims of domestic violence, sexual harassment and human trafficking. That is not what women deserve--and not what our mothers, sisters or daughters deserve.
The Women's Equality Agenda was introduced by Governor Cuomo at his State of the State address in January. As the father of twin daughters, the Governor has made passing this legislation a priority for his administration.
Since the campaign's introduction, over 800 organizations have signed up in support of this campaign, including labor groups, businesses, religious groups and women's organizations. Register today to join us in Albany on June 4.
What else you can do—5 things you can do to pass the 10-Point Plan:
1. Join the Campaign as a sponsoring organization or individual supporter
2. Call your Senator at 518-455-2800 to ask that s/he support Gov. Cuomo's 10-Point Women's Equality Agenda (Find your Senator)
3. Help keep the momentum growing by becoming a Volunteer.
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5. Donate and help this campaign grow even stronger.
Details of the 10-point Women’s Equality Agenda (PDF).
Key Press Coverage:
Newsday OpEd: A to do list for New York lawmakers by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo 5/6/13
Albany Times Union editorial: Let them vote, Mr. Skelos 5/6/13
Albany Times Union letter to the editor: Working toward solution 5/5/13