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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed a series of bills that strengthen existing laws and add new measures to protect New Yorkers from domestic violence, stalking, and public lewdness.
This November 4, 2014, we have some very important elections. We will have the opportunity to vote for all of the Congressional seats, all the New York State Assembly and New York State Senate seats, the Governor of New York, the Lt. Governor, the New York State Attorney General, and the New York State Comptroller.
Tags: politics, voting
“It’s On Us” aims to fundamentally shift the way we think about sexual assault, by inspiring everyone to see it as their responsibility to do something, big or small, to prevent it. The campaign reflects the belief that sexual assault isn’t just an issue involving a crime committed by a perpetrator against a victim, but one in which the rest of us also have a role to play. We are committed to creating an environment - be it a dorm room, a party, a bar or club, or the greater college campus - where sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported. This effort will support student-led efforts already underway across the country, and will focus particularly on motivating college men to get involved.
Read more from the White House Press Release here.
Looks like the Senate will bring 8 of the Women's Equality Act bills to the floor. At least it's a start. http://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/227379/eight-wea-bills-heading-for-senate-floor/
Categories: General, Politics
The Women’s Equality Act, first introduced in the New York State Legislature in 2013, has several provisions, all of which are in keeping with our legislative platform and advocacy statement, in that they would redress the injustices, inequities and discrimination that women face throughout their lives.
Tags: politics, WEA
Governor Cuomo Launches "Enough is Enough" Campaign to Combat Sexual Assault on College and University Campuses.
The state Assembly is poised to take up several of the individual components of the Women’s Equality Agenda as separate bills, ending a two-year impasse caused by a controversial reproductive rights plank.
Tags: politics, WEA, NYSW, Equal Pay
Assembly’s anti-trafficking justice and prevention package offers real reform and victim relief
Tags: politics, Human Trafficking
Earlier this week on the The Daily Show, Jon Stewart cited a new study from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) that predicts women won’t reach pay parity with men until 2058.
Tags: Equal Pay