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We are a non-profit state federation. Our membership includes women and men of every age, race, religion, political party and socio-economic background. We are a leading advocate on work-life balance and workplace equity issues.

In this section, you will read recent news releases and advocacy concerns as well as view our opinion editorials and letters to the editor. Members of the press who are writing about issues of concern to working women are encouraged to contact our Communications Committee at [email protected].

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Register to Vote
If you still haven’t registered to vote, there is time to register in order to vote in the General Election. The last day to register to vote in the November General Election is October 9.
Raising the Minimum Wage

Raising the minimum wage is an issue of vital importance to women. Women make up a large percentage of those who earn the minimum wage.

Primary Election Day
Thursday, September 10, 2015 is primary election day. Go vote! Most of the races this year are for local legislative offices such as the county legislature, county executive, etc. There will be one special election for one statewide Senate seat this year in the Binghamton, NY area.
Learn More About the Political Process
Have you always wanted to learn more about the political process? Starting this month, we will be sending a monthly update geared to the topics of politics, elections and the legislative process.
Women’s Equality Coalition Welcomes 2015 Legislative Progress

The Women's Equality Coalition (WEC), a statewide coalition of over 850 women's groups, businesses, religious organizations, medical groups, and advocacy organizations, united behind the mission of securing stronger laws for the women and families of New York State, commends the New York State Legislature for advancing a number of crucial measures during the 2015 legislative session to improve the lives of New York women.

Erie County Legislator Recognizes NYSW President
Renee Cerullo, our President, received a honor from Erie County Legislator Ted Morton for her work in the community and becoming President of NYS Women Inc.

This is the symbolic day in 2015 when women’s salaries catch up to men’s earnings from 2014.

This year we are focused on passing the equal pay portion of the Women’s Equality Act which is coming up for a vote as early as the week of April 20! A separate bill –A6075/S1 – was introduced by Assembly member Michele Titus in March.

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.

Assembly’s anti-trafficking justice and prevention package offers real reform and victim relief