Women's Equality Act http://wamc.org en Women's Equality Act Campaign Restarts For 2014 http://wamc.org/post/womens-equality-act-campaign-restarts-2014 <p></p><p>A coalition of women’s groups is relaunching the Women’s Equality Act, which failed in the legislature earlier this year, with a new strategy that they say could help them win passage in 2014. Thu, 07 Nov 2013 23:07:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 77291 at http://wamc.org Women's Equality Act Campaign Restarts For 2014 New York State Legislature Passes Tax Breaks, Fails To Move Women's Rights, Ethics Measures http://wamc.org/post/new-york-state-legislature-passes-tax-breaks-fails-move-womens-rights-ethics-measures <p>New York State’s legislative session came to a close early this morning with the state Senate gaveling out shortly after 6:45 a.m. following a final all night session. The Assembly, which stayed in session from Thursday through to the early morning hours on Friday adjourned for the year at around 9 p.m. Friday evening.</p><p>Among those measures passed by both houses was Governor Andrew Cuomo’s <span class="st">Start-Up NY </span>plan, formerly known as Tax Free NY, which would give large tax breaks to new businesses located near state college campuses.</p> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 13:49:41 +0000 67652 at http://wamc.org New York State Legislature Passes Tax Breaks, Fails To Move Women's Rights, Ethics Measures Women's Groups Targeting New York State Senate Over Abortion Rights Provision http://wamc.org/post/womens-groups-targeting-new-york-state-senate-over-abortion-rights-provision <p>Women’s groups are putting pressure on the State Senate’s ruling coalition to take up Governor Cuomo’s Women’s Equality Act, which includes &nbsp;an abortion rights provision.</p><p>Senator DeFrancisco, a Syracuse Republican and Chair of the Finance Committee, said in an interview with public radio and television that most New York women aren’t that interested in the proposal, “and would not even lose a night’s sleep about expanding abortion rights”.</p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 16:26:01 +0000 Karen Dewitt 66760 at http://wamc.org NY Governor Visits Vassar To Tout Women's Equality Act http://wamc.org/post/ny-governor-visits-vassar-tout-womens-equality-act <p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Poughkeepsie Wednesday as part of his tour to push his Women’s Equality Act. Meanwhile, a Hudson Valley state Assemblyman is calling on Cuomo to have Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver removed from office following what could be a new development in the Vito Lopez sexual harassment case.</p><p>Cuomo spoke at Vassar College, urging the roomful of supporters to make the Women’s Equality Act a reality before the fast approaching end of this year’s legislative session.</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 00:31:43 +0000 Allison Dunne 66484 at http://wamc.org NY Governor Visits Vassar To Tout Women's Equality Act Vox Pop : Open Forum - Abortion in New York : 2/19/13 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-open-forum-abortion-new-york-21913 <p>As <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/17/nyregion/cuomo-bucks-tide-with-bill-to-lift-abortion-limits.html?pagewanted=all">reported this weekend in the New York Times</a>, Governor Andrew Cuomo is set to propose changes to the state’s policies on abortion as part of his ‘Women’s Equality Act’ introduced during his State of the State Address that include allow health care practitioners, not solely physicians, from performing the procedure.</p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 20:00:00 +0000 58112 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Open Forum - Abortion in New York : 2/19/13 Women's Equality Act Proposal Draws Much Attention http://wamc.org/post/womens-equality-act-proposal-draws-much-attention <p>One of several proposals in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s State-of-the-State Speech Wednesday includes a Women’s Equality Act, a ten-point agenda that includes protecting a woman’s freedom of choice by enacting the Reproductive Health Act. And Cuomo made it clear Thursday that he will give the same high-octane effort he gave the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2011 which remains the capstone of his progressive agenda. The Democrat says he's also deciding to disagree with Catholic Archbishop Timothy Dolan, who urged Cuomo not to expand abortion rights.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 00:07:58 +0000 Allison Dunne 55510 at http://wamc.org