Issues: Women

Leslie Zemsky Nominated by Senator Grisanti for "Women of Distinction" Honor

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I-60) today announced Leslie Zemsky of the City of Buffalo is his nominee for the New York State Senate's 16th annual Women of Distinction celebration.

 

May 6, 2013
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Abortion Debate Continues on Albany (Source: YNN)

Source: YNN

But Senate Democratic Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins believes an abortion rights bill can pass and will gain Republican support, pointing out that the state's original abortion law did receive GOP backing. Stewart-Cousins said, “When we passed the bill that allowed for abortion in 1970, we had Republican votes. I believe we will have Republican votes.”

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May 6, 2013
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Senator Stavisky and Assemblymember Titus Present Domestic Violence Resolution to Advocates

(Queens , NY)  Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and Assemblymember Michele Titus stood on the steps of Queens Borough Hall and presented advocates for victims of domestic violence with a recently passed New York State Legislative Resolution. This resolution, A313/S1322, made April 22nd “Domestic Violence Awareness Day” in the State of New York, and as a part of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.

May 3, 2013
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Senator Michael Gianaris Pushes Women’s Equality Agenda

Senator Michael Gianaris stood with the National Organization for Women and his Democratic colleagues to voice support for the Women’s Equality Agenda, a 10-point proposal offered by Governor Cuomo. The Women’s Equality Agenda aims to protect women’s rights and end discrimination based on gender. Senator Gianaris believes its passage is essential as New York continues to lead the way forward on the issue of women’s rights.

“New York has a great history as a progressive leader when it comes to women's rights and it is imperative that we continue to lead the nation on this critical issue,” said Senator Gianaris.

“Attempts to roll back hard-fought victories for women's equality are sweeping the country and have proven that this fight is far from over. Passing the Women's Equality Agenda would enshrine in law a woman's right to control her own health care decisions and would be a signal that the women's equality effort continues to move forward, with New York State leading the way.”

April 25, 2013
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NOW Kicks of Lobby Day for Women's Equality Agenda

The National Organization for Women (NOW) kicked off Lobby Day for Women's Equality Agenda with a press conference on Tuesday, April 23rd at the LCA Press Room in Albany, NY. A known advocate for women's rights, Leader Stewart-Cousins spoke at the press conference and said, "As a national progressive leader, New York State has made great strides in protecting women's hard-won rights, but more must be done. We must pass the Women's Equality Agenda including enacting the fair pay act, protecting victims of domestic violence from discrimination, and finally give women complete control over their own health care decisions.

April 23, 2013
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Legislative Report with Senator Kevin Parker

Senator Stewart-Cousins sat down with Senator Kevin Parker on April 16th to discuss her journey to the State Senate & what's to come in the rest of the 2013 NYS Senate Legislative Session.

April 23, 2013
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Honoring Women's History Month

Annual Program Honors Women's Contributions to Our Community 

In honor of Women’s History Month, Senator Grisanti is looking forward to honoring a woman from Western New York whose outstanding work on behalf of our communities makes herdeserving of special recognition by the State Senate as a New York "Woman of Distinction."

The Senate will honor this distinguished woman from our area and throughout the state at an Albany reception to be held on Tuesday, May 7th, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., where each honoree's photograph and biography will become part of a special exhibit proclaiming the special contributions of exemplary New York women.

April 22, 2013
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LWV Running and Winning Workshop

The League of Women Voters of Westchester, in collaboration with The American Association of University Women and the White Plains YWCA, sponsored the Running and Winning Workshop on Wednesday, April 17th, a day-long program for selected female students with potentiality to become great leaders. Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins was one of the elected officials who participated in this program who spoke at the event to encourage young women to run for public office someday.

April 17, 2013
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April 16, 2013
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RITCHIE HONORS 17 CNY, NNY “WOMEN OF DISTINCTION”

Announces 48th Senate District “Woman of Distinction”

State Senator Patty Ritchie honored 17 Central and Northern New York women at her 48th Senate District “Women of Distinction” ceremony, held in Watertown on Thursday. Those recognized were nominated by friends, family and community leaders in Oswego, St. Lawrence and Jefferson Counties.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW A VIDEO OF THE 'WOMEN OF DISTINCTION' CEREMONY

The New York State Senate’s “Women of Distinction” program honors women’s history in the Empire State by recognizing outstanding leaders and everyday citizens from the present who are making a difference.

April 12, 2013
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Local nominations for the Senate's 16th annual 'Women of Distinction' tribute due by this Friday

Elmira, N.Y., April 2--State Senator Tom O'Mara today reminded area residents that nominations are due by this Friday, April 5, 2013, for the Senate's 16th "Women of Distinction" tribute.

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April 2, 2013
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Senator O'Brien Nominates Mary Alice Price for "Women of Distinction" Honor

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Senator Ted O’Brien has nominated former Pittsford Schools Superintendent Mary Alice Price for inclusion among the Senate’s “Women of Distinction” honorees, in recognition of achievements during her 40-year career as an educator and administrator.

“Mary Alice Price exemplifies the type of leadership that New York State needs in all of its institutions,” Senator O’Brien said. “The outpouring of support and gratitude that Superintendent Price received from her former students and colleagues when she retired was most impressive. I believe that her style of leadership serves as an example to all of us, myself included.”

April 1, 2013
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Saratogian: NY Senate's Marchione seeks Women of Distinction

NY Senate's Marchione seeks Women of Distinction

Saratogian, Tuesday, March 19, 2013

March 20, 2013
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STATE SENATOR TOBY ANN STAVISKY WELCOMES TOP CHEF'S PADMA LAKSHMI TO SENATE CHAMBERS

 

ALBANY, NY – State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky met with Food Network personality Padma Lakshmi. The Top Chef host was in Albany advocating on behalf of her charitable organization, Endometriosis Foundation of America.

 

March 19, 2013
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Leader Stewart-Cousins Honored at NOW-NYS Chapter Women's History Month Celebration

Leader Stewart-Cousins being honored at the National Organization for Women-NYS Chapter Women's History Month Celebration with NOW-NYS President Zenaida Mendez on Sunday, March 17th at Elements Food & Spirits in White Plains, NY.

March 18, 2013
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State Sen. Kathleen Marchione seeks award nominations

State Sen. Kathleen Marchione seeks award nominations

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State Sen. Kathleen Marchione, R-Halfmoon, announced she is seeking nominations for the annual Senate Women of Distinction program.  Nominees can be local community leaders, business owners, educators, artists or community volunteers.

Marchione has established a three-woman advisory panel to review nominations and recommend a woman from the 43rd Senate District to be honored.  The 43rd District includes Columbia County and portions of Washington, Saratoga and Rennselaer counties.

March 11, 2013
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Senator Marchione seeks nominees for "Women of Distinction" Program

Are you a “woman of distinction?”  Do you know – and wish to recommend – someone special for consideration as part of the New York State Senate’s prestigious “Women of Distinction” Program for 2013?  If the answer to either question was “yes,” then State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione wants to hear from you by Monday, March 25! 

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Senator Marchione Women of Distinction Nomination Form, 2013.pdf

March 8, 2013
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March 8, 2013
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Senator Parker Celebrates March As Women’s History Month

Parker Reflects on New York’s Contributions to Empowerment,

Looks Forward to Continuing to Expand Equality and Justice for Women

(Brooklyn, NY) “One hundred years ago this week, 5,000 women marched up Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., demanding the right to vote,” said Senator Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn). “That march was the first civil rights march to use Washington, D.C., and can be traced directly back to the 1848 Women’s Rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York.”

March 8, 2013
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Women's Equality Exhibit Opens At State Capitol In Recognition Of National Women's History Month

The 2013 Women’s Equality exhibit opened this week at the State Capitol in Albany, New York. The exhibit highlights the struggle for economic equality that women have faced since the 1820s to the 1980s. The Governor toured the exhibit with members of the New York State Women’s Equality coalition. The display, located in the War Room, is part of an ongoing initiative to create museum quality exhibits for public viewing at the State Capitol.

March 8, 2013
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