More than 820 businesses, labor unions, faith-based organizations, women's rights groups, civil rights groups, and medical associations support the Women's Equality Agenda. Thousands of New Yorkers have signed petitions to urge their legislators to support this important initiative, yet legislators are still hearing from a vocal minority against the reproductive health provision.
The truth is, New Yorkers overwhelmingly support state law to protect women's reproductive health decisions.
A Siena Research Institute poll, released in March, found that 80% of New Yorkers agree that New York should enact a law "protecting reproductive freedom for women, ensuring a woman’s right to make private health care decisions regarding pregnancy." The poll demonstrates the overwhelming support for making New York law consistent with Roe v. Wade and current medical practice in the state.
Make sure your legislators know you are part of the 80%, and you support the full Women's Equality Agenda. The Agenda is a 10-point plan to advance women's rights in the workplace, in housing, and in health care, and will strengthen laws protecting victims of human trafficking and domestic violence.
Support the Women's Equality Agenda
Dear [Decision Maker],
I am part of the 80%.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]