Issues: Women

"She's Beautiful When She's Angry" Documentary Screening

(Irvington - January 29th) Senator Stewart-Cousins attended the screening of the documentary film "She's Beautiful When She's Angry" on January 29th. Directed by Mary Dore who discussed the lengthy project that chronicles the start of the women's movement in this country, the documentary interviews 38 female pioneers in the fight for gender equality including Muriel Fox, who co-founded the National Organization for Women and is a Westchester resident. As the saying goes, "We've come a long way, baby, yet the fight for reproductive health rights and equal pay continues today, including here in New York."

January 29, 2015
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Senator Young Discusses the Women's Equality Agenda, the Upcoming Budget Process and Shares the Story Of A Local Vet

On the latest edition of "Your Voice," Senator Young discusses the importance of the Women's Equality Agenda, the first package of legislation taken up in the 2015 Session by the Senate. The package passed with unanimous bipartisan support and included eight key components aimed at protecting, promoting and empowering the women of New York State. Among the provisions that passed the Senate was a bill sponsored by Senator Young to protect victims of domestic violence.

 

January 28, 2015
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Senator Jeff Klein's Session Remarks on Senate Bill S.0851

Senator Klein’s legislation (S.851-2015) prohibits level two and level three sex offenders from being housed in family shelters and requires by law that they be placed in adult-only shelters or shelters without children. 

January 27, 2015
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Family Planning Advocates Rally

(Albany - January 26th) State Senator and Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins has dedicated her career to promote the health of women and their families and to secure access to confidential, quality reproductive health care for all New Yorkers. So, it was no surprise as she stood beside many of her colleagues from the New York State Assembly and Senate including Senators Liz Kreuger, Brad Hoylman and Toby Stavisky, in support of members of the Family Planning Advocates who continue to fight to ensure that women’s health, safety and equality be protected by state law.

January 26, 2015
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STATE SENATE PASSES KLEIN BILL BANNING SEX OFFENDERS FROM FAMILY HOMELESS SHELTERS

Legislation Prevents Level Two & Three Sex Offenders From Residing in Shelters With Families and Children 

ALBANY, NY – Independent Democratic Conference Leader Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester)today announced that the State Senate overwhelmingly passed (52-0) legislation he sponsors that prohibits level two and level three sex offenders from living in temporary emergency housing and homeless shelters used to house families with children.

January 26, 2015
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Murphy passes women's equality agenda

ALBANY, NY - On the first day of legislative session with bills on the calendar, Senator Terrence P. Murphy cosponsored and then voted to pass the much heralded women's equality agenda. The eight separate bills would enhance the rights of women and protect those who are most vulnerable to abuse and discrimination, and passed unanimously.

"Every day I tell my daughter about the American Dream and the idea that if you work hard you can get ahead," Murphy said. "Finally, Albany has moved to protect her American Dream and support all women in the workforce by ensuring they are equally compensated for their hard work. I've proudly cosponsored these measures that will give everyone an opportunity to succeed."

January 16, 2015
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Join My Women’s Equality Now! Campaign

Please join our Women’s Equality Now! campaign to help get the State Assembly to pass this landmark package of bills without delay.

Let’s tell the Assembly leadership that women throughout our State have waited long enough!

January 16, 2015
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO ANNOUNCES ENACTMENT OF WOMEN’S EQUALITY PACKAGE

Senator Mike Nozzolio announced that the New York State Senate, in its first legislative act of 2015,  has enacted a long overdue comprehensive Women’s Equality Agenda that will enhance the rights of women across New York and protect those who are most vulnerable to abuse and discrimination. 

January 13, 2015
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Join My Women’s Equality Now! Campaign

Please join our Women’s Equality Now! campaign to help get the State Assembly to pass this landmark package of bills without delay. Let’s tell the Assembly leadership that women throughout our State have waited long enough!

January 13, 2015
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Senator Venditto Votes to Approve Women’s Equality Package

Albany, NY- Senator Michael Venditto (R, C, I- Massapequa), this week as part of his first votes as a State Senator in Albany, voted to approve a comprehensive Women’s Equality Agenda to enhance the rights of women and protect New Yorkers who are most vulnerable to abuse and discrimination. These historic women’s measures are a top priority and were passed unanimously on the first day the Senate began voting on legislation this session.

January 13, 2015
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Senator Gallivan Announces Senate Passes Bills to Protect and Enhance Women's Rights

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) announces the New York State Senate has passed eight pieces of legislation as part of the Senate’s Women’s Equality Agenda, enhancing the rights of women while protecting from abuse and discrimination.  The bills, which Senator Gallivan co-sponsored, would ensure equal pay for equal work; combat sexual harassment on the job; end gender discrimination in employment, housing and credit decisions; strengthen laws against human trafficking, make reasonable work accommodations for pregnant women and better protect victims of domestic violence.

January 13, 2015
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Senate Passes Women's Equality Agenda

In its first legislative act of 2015, the New York State Senate today approved a comprehensive Women’s Equality Agenda that would enhance the rights of women and protect those who are most vulnerable to abuse and discrimination.

January 13, 2015
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Join The Women's Equality Campaign In New York State

Recently, Senator Flanagan joined with his colleagues in the New York State Senate to approve the Women’s Equality Agenda.  The eight-piece package would enhance the rights of women and protect those who are most vulnerable to abuse and discrimination.

The proposed changes that the Senate has approved include:

January 13, 2015
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SEN. FARLEY ANNOUNCES SENATE PASSES WOMEN’S EQUALITY PACKAGE

State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I – Schenectady) announced that in its first legislative act of 2015, the New York State Senate approved a comprehensive Women’s Equality Agenda that would enhance the rights of women and protect those who are most vulnerable to abuse and discrimination. These historic women’s measures are a top priority of the Senate Coalition and were passed unanimously on the first day the Senate began voting on legislation this session.

January 13, 2015
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Griffo Helps Pass Women's Equality Agenda

 

Demonstrating his continued commitment to creating equality for women in the Empire State, Sen. Joseph A. Griffo’s first legislative action in 2015 was to vote in support of the Women’s Equality Agenda.

“In Governor Cuomo’s 2013 State of the State address, he challenged us to reject institutional and cultural norms and make New York a leader in creating equality for women,” said Griffo, R-Rome. “I’m tremendously proud that me and my Senate colleagues have now met this challenge for each of the last the years.”

January 12, 2015
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Senator Marc Panepinto Votes on Women’s Equality Agenda

ALBANY, N.Y. – Senator Marc Panepinto released the following statement on the passage of several bills from the Women’s Equality Agenda:

“I am proud that in my first votes cast as a State Senator, I helped pass eight key pieces of legislation in the Women’s Equality Agenda. Ranging from equal pay for equal work to ending discrimination and sexual harassment against women in all workplaces, these bills would help all New Yorkers, regardless of gender, secure the rights and protections they deserve. Unfortunately, these eight important bills stand little chance of becoming law because Senate Republicans continue to refuse to pass the part of the Women's Equality Act that codifies a woman's right to choose in New York State. We need to pass the entire Women's Equality Act immediately and ensure women in our state are treated equally under law."

January 12, 2015
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Young Joins Colleagues To Pass Landmark Legislation Ensuring Women's Equality

Senate’s Women’s Equality Agenda Includes Senator Young’s Bill Allowing Domestic Violence Victims to File for Temporary Orders of Protection Electronically
 
ALBANY – Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I- Olean) today joined her colleagues in the Senate to unanimously pass an historic package of legislation known as the Women’s Equality Agenda.

January 12, 2015
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