Statement from Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins on Women's Equality Day
“Today is Women’s Equality Day when we commemorate the historic passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting women the right to vote. We have made great strides in achieving full equality for women here in New York but we still have much more work to do. I commend the Governor for his Women's Equality Act legislation. It is unfortunate that the Senate was unable to pass the entire 10-point Act.
“Today should serve as a reminder to all New Yorkers that we have not yet realized the goal of protecting women’s rights, health and values. I look forward to fighting for and passing the Women's Equality Act and other crucial protections for women's rights next session.”