Albany, NY - Democratic State Senate Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins was honored on Friday, October 25th by Family Planning Advocates of New York State at their annual recognition luncheon. Leader Stewart-Cousins was given the Shirley Gordon Public Policy Leadership award in recognition of her leadership of the Senate Democratic Conference and her dedication to progressive, common sense approaches to ensuring that safe reproductive health care is always available to the women of New York.
“I am deeply honored to receive this recognition from Family Planning Advocates, and I thank this incredible organization for their commitment to the women of New York and their families,” Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said. “To receive this award as the first woman to lead a conference in the State Legislature is truly humbling. This upcoming session, by working together, we will fight to ensure that women’s health, safety and equality will be protected by state law.”
FPA President and CEO M. Tracey Brooks said, “Democratic Conference Leader Stewart-Cousins has always been a true champion for reproductive health care. The Senator encompasses all of the qualities necessary to receive the Shirley Gordon Public Policy Leadership Award. She has dedicated her career to promoting the health of women and their families and to securing access to confidential, quality reproductive health care for all New Yorkers.”
For more information about Family Planning Advocates of New York State, please visit: http://www.familyplanningadvocates.org/.