Statement From Senate Co-Leader Dean G. Skelos

Dean G. Skelos

August 26, 2013

With ‘Women’s Equality Day’ upon us, I once again urge Speaker Silver to bring his members back to Albany to complete work on the 9 agreed-upon bills that make up our robust 2013 women’s equality agenda.  

Thanks to our efforts, New York stands at the doorstep of achieving historic new laws that will guarantee equal pay for equal work, protect the victims of domestic violence, end human trafficking and stamp out sexual harassment in the workplace.  There is no denying that these nine measures will improve the lives of countless women throughout our state, and that the Assembly’s failure to act would be a grave injustice.  

It’s time for the Speaker to heed the advice of Governor Cuomo and leading women’s groups to join us in enacting each of these agreed-upon women’s equality measures into law.