Statement From Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins On Women’s Equality Day

Andrea Stewart-Cousins

August 25, 2017

“Tomorrow will be the ninety-seventh anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which recognized women’s right to vote. New York helped lead the fight for women’s equality and served as a progressive beacon for other states, and the nation as a whole, to follow. During these challenging times with very real threats being made to women’s rights, we must again step up and lead by example in this fight. The challenges ahead of us are daunting but we have a responsibility to follow in the footsteps of our suffragette foremothers and their allies, and to build a stronger and fairer society for our daughters.”