January 21, 2017
Albany, NY

ICYMI: Governor Cuomo’s CNN Op-Ed: States, Use Your Power to Protect Women’s Rights

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Earlier today, CNN published an op-ed written by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo highlighting new actions to secure access to reproductive health care and New York’s record as a national model of equality. The text of that op-ed is available in part below, and it can be viewed in full online here. More information on New York’s Promise to Women: Ever Upward is available here.

States, use your power to protect women's rights

Earlier this month, I delivered my State of the State address for 2017. This annual message is an opportunity for the governor to lay out his initiatives, priorities and goals to meet the needs of New Yorkers for the coming year. There is rarely a clear consensus on every initiative. But on the issue of women's rights, almost all New Yorkers agree: Equality for women -- true equality -- shouldn't simply be a goal for 2017. It must be a right.

New York has a history of advancing equal rights, dating back to the birth of the women's rights movement in Seneca Falls in 1848. Today, we honor the sacrifice of these women by vowing to make New York a national model of equality for women.

Read the rest of the op-ed here.

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