Women's Equality Day


On Women’s Equality Day 2014, Assemblyman Walter calls for more support of Women’s Equality package of bills.

On the anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment granting women the right to vote, Assemblyman Ray Walter (R,C,I-Amherst) is renewing his call for the Assembly to pass an historic package of Women’s Equality bills. Their passage would be a great step in achieving true women’s equality in New York State. Walter introduced legislation (A.8792) earlier this year to make sure that women who are pregnant are guaranteed certain accommodations in their workplace under the Human Rights law. Walter is also a co-sponsor of the eight other pieces of legislation which encompass different aspects of achieving the women’s equality agenda, including equal pay for equal work, anti-sex trafficking, and anti-discrimination measures. Sadly, the Majority Assembly Leaders decided to play political games instead of passing important women’s equality bills.

“On Women's Equality Day, we celebrate the strides our society has made, renew our commitment to securing equal rights, and call for women everywhere to be heard and respected when they stand up for their rights,” said Walter. “Today, I am redoubling my efforts to pass critical women equality reform bills that would go a long way in protecting the citizens of this state. People across the state are fed up with the political games and underhanded tactics that impede sensible legislation.”

In order to get more feedback from local residents, Assemblyman Ray Walter is inviting women in the community to attend his first Women's Advisory Council Forum. The event will be held Wednesday, September 17 at 7 p.m. at Amherst Town Hall. There will be an open dialogue focusing on women progressing through the workplace.



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