Administration threatens important women’s issues
This year, 2017, marks 100 years since New York State signed women’s suffrage into law. This is notable because it occurred three years before the U.S. passed the 19th Amendment, adopted Aug. 26, 1920. This March we celebrate these historical victories as part of Women’s History Month commemorations held annually nationwide and here in Western New York.
Important issues – workplace equity, civil rights, reproductive freedom, access to high-quality affordable health care and dependent care – are seriously threatened under the current administration and the presiding Congress. Not only will the progress we have made suffer serious setbacks in the next year, but even more setbacks are in store if women (and men) do not come to the polls in record numbers to elect pro-women, pro-family and pro-choice candidates for 2018.
Buffalo Niagara Chapter
New York State Women Inc.