Urging a Vote on the Women’s Equality Act

Brad Hoylman

May 16, 2013

On May 15, I joined State Senator Liz Krueger, other Democratic State Senators, State Assembly Members and City Councilmembers, and leaders of the Women’s Equality Coalition at a press conference restating our commitment to passage of Governor Cuomo’s full 10-point Women’s Equality Act in this year’s legislative session. 

It’s unconscionable for the legislature not to act in a decisive and comprehensive manner and address the disparities that exist for millions of women across New York State, whether it be in pay equity, workplace discrimination, reproductive freedom, or domestic violence safeguards. Governor Cuomo has crafted a comprehensive package of legislation to help end gender-based discrimination and inequality. Enacting it will send the message that New York is finally getting serious about gender equality. It’s incumbent upon the Senate leadership to allow an open floor vote now.