Mon June 24, 2013
Supporters Ready to Push Failed Women's Equality Agenda Next Session
Supporters of the Women’s Equality Agenda plan to continue their fight for justice.
The ten-part bill failed to pass during this legislative session because of the controversial abortion segment. Betty DeFazio is the Executive Director of Planned Parenthood in the Rochester and Syracuse region’s Action Fund, and fought for the bill. DeFazio admits to being disappointed the agenda did not pass because she knows how important other aspects of the bill could be to help the fight for women’s equality.
“Well if the assembly comes back to pass into law the nine points that the senate passed, they deserve to become law because they will improve the lives of women in the state.”
Some other areas of the agenda include equal pay for women, an end to sexual harassment on the job, a stop to pregnancy discrimination, and a stop to source-of-income discrimination. The women’s equality coalition will push the agenda again in the fall when the legislature resumes.
Women's Equality & Health