We are proud to announce the formation of Women for Westchester (a.k.a. Women 4 Â Westchester.)
And we need you!
Women for WestchesterÂ (W4W) is an alliance of our countyâ€™s residents committed to advancing legislative bills, social policy, and actions that enable women to participate more fully and equally in society.
W4W’s first focus will be the Womenâ€™s Equality Agenda.
Introduced by Governor Cuomo, on January 29, 2013, the Womenâ€™s Equality Agenda will â€œbreak down barriers that perpetuate discrimination and inequality based on gender.â€Â The Womenâ€™s Equality Agenda will help ensure that all of New Yorkâ€™s 10 million women, including Westchesterâ€™s 496,016, get a fair deal.
The Womenâ€™s Equality Agendaâ€™s 10-Point proposal is:
- Equal Pay for Equal Work
- Stop Sexual Harassment in All Workplaces
- Ensure Just Restitution for Victims of Discrimination
- Strengthen Laws Against Human Trafficking
- End Discrimination Against Families
- End Discrimination Against Tenants
- Stop Housing Discrimination
- End Pregnancy Discrimination
- Protect Domestic Violence Victims Seeking Orders of Protection
- Protect Reproductive Health Care Decisions
Women are discriminated against in almost every aspect of their lives and, sadly, these inequalities only increase throughout a womanâ€™s life. Did you know that women are twice as likely to live out old age in poverty than men?
Join Women for Westchester as we move forward.
W4W will ask every elected official and candidate for office throughout Westchester to sign our petition in support of the Womenâ€™s Equality Agenda 10-point proposal. The principles are clear.
As Lt. Gov. Duffy said, â€œOver the years, New York has fallen behind on important womenâ€™s issues, and for this reason, it is essential for the Womenâ€™s Equality Act to become law this year. With the commitment and support of passionate advocates like all of you,â€â€¦ â€œour voices will be heard and we can make New York a fairer, more equal state for women in 2013.â€
W4W is looking for volunteers from throughout the County.
Please email us at: Catherine@WomenForWestchester
so that we can get organized!
Women for Westchester is affiliated with WCLA â€“ Choice Matters.