“Women for Westchester (W4W) is an alliance of our county’s residents committed to advancing legislative bills, social policy, and actions that enable women to participate more fully and equally in society,” says the email announcing its formation.
The group will ask politicians to sign a petition supporting the agenda, which Cuomo announced in his State of the State Address, and it’s looking for volunteers. The contact is Catherine@WomenForWestchester.
The group is affiliated with WCLA—Choice Matters. The announcement goes on to say:
The Women’s Equality Agenda’s 10-Point proposal is:
• Equal Pay for Equal Work
• Stop Sexual Harassment in All Workplaces
• Ensure Just Restitution for Victims of Discrimination
• Strengthen Laws Against Human Trafficking
• End Discrimination Against Families
• End Discrimination Against Tenants
• Stop Housing Discrimination
• End Pregnancy Discrimination
• Protect Domestic Violence Victims Seeking Orders of Protection
• Protect Reproductive Health Care Decisions
Women are discriminated against in almost every aspect of their lives and, sadly, these inequalities only increase throughout a woman’s life. Did you know that women are twice as likely to live out old age in poverty than men?
Photo: Gov. Andrew Cuomo presents his 2013-14 budget proposal Tuesday in Albany. The $136 billion budget proposal would raise spending 1.9 percent without tax increases, but New Yorkers would feel some fee increases. Mike Groll/AP