Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tue, Feb 19th, 6pm: Women's Equality Act: making it a reality

WEA Briefing
February 19, 2013
Join The Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy and NOW-NYS for a briefing and discussion on the Women's Equality Act, the 10-point plan introduced by Gov. Cuomo to advance women's rights in New York State.

Click here to RSVP.

Panelists will include: Donna Lieberman, Executive Director of the New York City Civil Liberties Union; Andrea Miller, President of NARAL Pro-Choice New York; and Assemblymember Ellen Jaffee, former chair of the Task Force on Women's Issues.

Moderated by Arva Rice, President & CEO, New York Urban League.

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 6pm-7:30pm*
at the Philippine Center
556 Fifth Ave., btwn 45th and 46th Sts.
New York City
*Reception at 6pm, discussion at 6:30pm

Registration is free but required.  Click here to RSVP.

More about The Women's Equality Act:

The Governor admitted that New York State has fallen behind in its rightful place as a leader on women's equality. He proposed a 10 point Women's Equality Act as follows:

*Shatter the Glass Ceiling: Achieve Pay Equity
*Stop Sexual Harassment in All Workplaces
*Allow for the Recovery of Attorneys' Fees in Employment and Credit and Lending Cases
*Strengthen Human Trafficking Laws
*End Family Status Discrimination
*Stop Source of Income Discrimination
*Stop Housing Discrimination for Victims of Domestic Violence
*Stop Pregnancy Discrimination Once and For All
*Protect Victims of Domestic Violence by Strengthening Order of Protection Laws
*Protect a Woman's Freedom of Choice: Enact the Reproductive Health Act

The National Organization for Women-New York State looks forward to working with Governor Cuomo to achieve full equality for all women and girls in New York State.

No comments: