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Advocates for women's equality legislation

By Lombardo David
Thursday, April 4, 2013

More than 70 businesses, organizations, clubs and religious groups in the Capital Region are rallying behind a package of women’s equality issues being advanced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the waning months of the state’s legislative session.

Representatives from the coalition assembled outside of Proctors on Thursday morning to voice their support for legislation addressing fair pay, sexual harassment, discrimination, reproductive rights and other issues. Cuomo unveiled his 10 different issues during his State of the State address in January.

The full list of local groups is available below.

Rowie Taylor, executive director of the YWCA of NorthEastern NY, said the package will create a level playing field. She said the health, safety and potential of an individual shouldn’t be based on gender.

A full story on the rally can be found HERE.

Taylor said women in New York earn 84 percent of what men earn, are five times more likely to be sexually harassed than men and are twice as likely as men to live in poverty. “In New York state, we have the power to solve many of these problems by simply amending state law,” she said.

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