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Advocate for Passage of Assembly Bill A6707 - Press Conference

Advocate for Passage of Assembly Bill A6707 - Press Conference

Remarks by Katherine Smith

Our NYS Women, Inc. Legislative Platform specifically includes pay equity and economic self-sufficiency for all working women.

That advocacy goes back to our origins as the former Business and Professional Women: our umbrella organization, BPW/USA, was a leader in passing landmark civil and women’s rights legislation including the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Women’s Business Ownership Act, and the Equal Pay Act.

Thursday, April 06, 2017/Author: Renee Cerullo/Number of views (477)/Comments (0)/
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History in the Making - Hillary Clinton's Historic Nomination

History in the Making - Hillary Clinton's Historic Nomination

Written by Pauline W. Hoffmann, Ph.D.

Hillary Clinton’s historic nomination by a major political party as a candidate for president of the United States put more cracks in the proverbial glass ceiling but notice that the ceiling has not come crashing down.

Sunday, July 31, 2016/Author: Renee Cerullo/Number of views (668)/Comments (0)/
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Makes Emotional Plea For Paid Family Leave

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Makes Emotional Plea For Paid Family Leave

On Wednesday, January 13, 2016, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered his “State Of The State” address, in which he offered proposals for progress in New York.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016/Author: Renee Cerullo/Number of views (1119)/Comments (0)/
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Equal Pay Day - April 14, 2015

Equal Pay Day - April 14, 2015

This is the symbolic day in 2015 when women’s salaries catch up to men’s earnings from 2014.
Monday, April 06, 2015/Author: Renee Cerullo/Number of views (1161)/Comments (0)/
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2015 Equal Pay Focus

2015 Equal Pay Focus

This year we are focused on passing the equal pay portion of the Women’s Equality Act which is coming up for a vote as early as the week of April 20! A separate bill –A6075/S1 – was introduced by Assembly member Michele Titus in March.

Thursday, April 02, 2015/Author: Renee Cerullo/Number of views (1137)/Comments (0)/
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New Data On Just How Bad The Gender Pay Gap Is

Earlier this week on the The Daily Show, Jon Stewart cited a new study from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) that predicts women won’t reach pay parity with men until 2058.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015/Author: Renee Cerullo/Number of views (1093)/Comments (0)/
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Eight women’s equality bills pass Senate; on to the Assembly

The Women’s Equality Act, first introduced in the New York State Legislature in 2013, has several provisions, all of which are in keeping with our legislative platform and advocacy statement, in that they would redress the injustices, inequities and discrimination that women face throughout their lives.

Friday, January 16, 2015/Author: Renee Cerullo/Number of views (1974)/Comments (0)/
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