Senator Hinchey Statement on Legislative Action Taken During Extraordinary Session In Response to Supreme Court Rulings

Michelle Hinchey

July 01, 2022

Hinchey and Legislative Colleagues Advance Equal Rights Amendment and Bolster Concealed Carry Laws

ALBANY, NY – Senator Michelle Hinchey today released the following statement after concluding an Extraordinary Session of the New York State Legislature called by Governor Kathy Hochul to address recent Supreme Court rulings overturning Roe v. Wade and New York’s concealed carry laws:

As the Supreme Court continues to send a strong message that they do not care about the future of our country, our children, and our communities, it is incumbent that New York picks up the pieces and leads during this time of failure and abdication at the federal level. I am proud of the work we have done during this Extraordinary Session to protect people in all facets of life, including advancing common-sense safety measures on concealed carry, and, after generations of advocacy, taking landmark action to pass the Equal Rights Amendment, our first step toward enshrining the right to abortion access and establishing women and our LGBTQIA community as equal citizens in our State Constitution.”