Women’s Equality Coalition Applauds Speaker Carl Heastie for his Call to Pass Women’s Equality Act


February 3, 2015

Contact: Lauren Alexander, lalexander@nyclu.org, 678-508-5601

Women’s Equality Coalition Applauds Speaker Carl Heastie for his Call to Pass Women’s Equality Act

The Women’s Equality Coalition congratulates the new Speaker of the New York State Assembly, Carl Heastie, and applauds him for standing up for the women and families of New York. His call to action is a reminder to all lawmakers that the Women’s Equality Act must be passed this year. New York was once a leader in women’s rights and it is up to our legislators to ensure that state law works to protect, preserve and advance the rights of all of New York’s mothers, sisters and daughters. The 2015 legislative session is an opportunity for our state’s leaders to prioritize women’s equality by putting the health and well being of New York women  ahead of politics. We look forward to working together with lawmakers to break down the barriers that perpetuate discrimination so that New York can be a leader in  women’s rights once again.

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