Hinchey Bill to Establish International Women’s Day as a State Commemorative Day Signed into Law

Michelle Hinchey

November 27, 2023

Hinchey Bill to Establish International Women’s Day as a State Commemorative Day Signed into Law

KINGSTON, NY – Senator Michelle Hinchey today announced that her bill (S1792) to establish March 8th as International Women’s Day in the State of New York has been signed into law and will now be observed annually. Supported by over 40 labor and social justice organizations statewide, this commemorative day championed by Hinchey serves as a platform to honor the achievements of New York women, both historical and contemporary, while highlighting the continued pursuit of women's equality.

Senator Michelle Hinchey said, “Throughout our history, New York has been a trailblazer in advocating for women's equality, setting an example of progress for both the nation and the world. Designating International Women’s Day as a state day of commemoration presents an opportunity to reaffirm our unwavering dedication to creating a world where all women have equal and active participation in all spheres of life. Recognizing and investing in women stands as a potent catalyst for societal progress, and commemorating Women’s Day on March 8th marks a meaningful step in acknowledging this crucial effort. I want to thank our Labor coalition for their leadership in this effort and the Governor for signing this bill into law. I look forward to celebrating with present-day women changemakers and acknowledging those pioneers whose shoulders we stand upon on March 8th.”

Supporters of S1792-Hinchey include the following labor and social justice organizations:

  • 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East
  • Hudson Valley Labor Area Federation
  • Transport Workers Union of America (TWU), AFL-CIO, Local 200
  • New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA)
  • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) District Council 37
  • Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 1180
  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 32BJ
  • Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW)
  • Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA)
  • New York State American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
  • National Domestics Workers Alliance
  • Health Care Workers Union Local 429
  • United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) Local 888
  • Healthcare Education Project
  • Workforce Development Institute (WDI)
  • Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) New York City
  • Social Service Employees Union (SSEU) Local 371
  • UNITE HERE Local 100
  • CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies- The Murphy Institute
  • Voces Latinas
  • Sisa Pakari
  • Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA)- Westchester County Chapter
  • Filipino Australian Health Workers Association (FAHWA)
  • Kinding Sindaw
  • National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN)
  • The Worker Institute at Cornell University
  • Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI)
  • Ventanilla de Salud
  • New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC)
  • Pro Voice / Pro Voz Women on the Move
  • League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
  • Latinas Organizing Latinas for Action (LOLA)
  • American-Italian Cancer Foundation
  • Urzúa Dance Academy
  • Latin Women for Action
  • Friends of Corona Library
  • Campaign for New York Health
  • Milagros Day Worldwide
  • Women United of Westchester
  • Westchester Labor Council for Latin American Advancement