(New York Daily News) -- This midpoint of the 2019 Women’s History Month calls us to look back and honor our proud legacy as the birthplace of the women’s rights movement. But as long as extreme conservatives still have a stranglehold over Washington’s political institutions — namely, the White House, the Supreme Court and the U.S. Senate, the rights of women are more endangered than they have been at any time in my life.
Now, more than ever, we need to ensure that women are protected from archaic power dynamics and societal hierarchies. How? Enact the Equal Rights Amendment in New York State. That is why during Women’s History Month, I call upon all enlightened supporters of all rights to join me in recommitting to do everything in our power to ensure constitutional equality for New Yorkers and in so doing, change the course of history.
New York has already made advances for women culminating in the monumental shift in culture we see today. Since being elected as lieutenant governor in 2014, I have seen our administration prioritize supporting and protecting women at the top of our agenda.
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