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Calling All Women for Westchester

We are proud to announce the formation of Women for Westchester (a.k.a Women 4 Westchester) And we need you!

We are proud to announce the formation of Women for Westchester (a.k.a Women 4 Westchester) And we need you!

Women for Westchester (W4W) is an alliance of our county’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 Women’s Equality Agenda.

Introduced by Governor Cuomo, on January 29, 2013, the Women’s Equality Agenda will “break down barriers that perpetuate discrimination and inequality based on gender.”  The Women’s Equality Agenda will help ensure that all of New York’s 10 million women, including Westchester’s 496,016, get a fair deal. 

The Women’s Equality Agenda’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 woman’s life. Did you know that women are twice as likely to live out old age in poverty than men?

Click Here to Read More Details about the Agenda

Click here to learn even more!

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 Women’s Equality Agenda 10-point proposal. The principles are clear.

As Lt. Gov. Duffy said, “Over the years, New York has fallen behind on important women’s issues, and for this reason, it is essential for the Women’s Equality Act to become law this year. With the commitment and support of passionate advocates like all of you,”… “our voices will be heard and we can make New York a fairer, more equal state for women in 2013.” 

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 – Choice Matters.

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Linda Turturino March 09, 2013 at 09:13 PM
Can you give us some details where you meet and what is involved I like this idea and would love to rally some gals from PC!
10506er March 10, 2013 at 01:27 AM
The proposal list is nothing more than a regurgitation of keywords that all Democrats decide sound good. Equal. Stop. End. Fair. Ensure. That's pie-in-the-sky rhetoric. I'd rather see the focus of the group be IMPROVING just ONE thing, not aiming to stop or end ten. If you think there's a chance of all ten points coming to fruition, you should make number eleven, Bring About World Peace.
TTH March 10, 2013 at 04:30 PM
Correct me if im wrong,isn't your above list covered under local,state and federal law already???
Aidan March 10, 2013 at 06:03 PM
What exactly is "pregnancy discrimination" other than a floppy, liberal ideology masquerading as pro-abortion?
Lisa Jenner March 10, 2013 at 09:28 PM
No, Aidan. I believe pregnancy discrimination refers to an entity's unwillingness to hire or promote a woman who is pregnant, or whom the entity determines likely to become pregnant (a woman between the ages of 20 and 40?) because of fear of losing that employee for a period of time and having to pay for the maternity leave and the replacement.
Ross Revira March 11, 2013 at 01:14 AM
End Discrimination Against Families End Discrimination Against Tenants Stop Housing Discrimination Does this we can still discriminate against the men?
The Last Patriot March 11, 2013 at 01:36 AM
I don't understand why these "women rights" groups keep popping up. I live on this planet too and I just don't see how some think they're being persecuted. My girlfriend and her friends all shake their heads at these groups because they say its nonsense that women are not treated equally today.
DRS March 11, 2013 at 12:13 PM
Remember: fat, short haired angry liberals only...active imagination that sees a boogey man behind every corner necessary for membership to this group of winners.
Linda Turturino March 11, 2013 at 01:33 PM
believe it or not there is discrimination on many levels in 2013 !
dita von struedel van trappyodel March 11, 2013 at 10:56 PM
How silly you are Linda. Women enjoy all sorts of advantages in the workplace over men. The discrimination is against men. You are a liberal whiner with far too much time on your hands. Instead of rallying some gals from PC why don't you focus on the real problems in our society, not made up ones like this.
The Last Patriot March 14, 2013 at 02:38 AM
Well said. Im tired of some people playing the victim card. Time to grow up folks.
John Gruber March 14, 2013 at 02:37 PM
Hey smellypants, then please explain why on average a woman makes 80% of a equivalent man's salary?
John Gruber March 14, 2013 at 02:39 PM
really? So people, the majority of them men, telling women what they can or can't do with their body is being treated equality? A women making 80% of man's salary is "equal" to you?
John Gruber March 14, 2013 at 02:42 PM
since when did all unwanted zygotes become female?
dita von struedel van trappyodel March 14, 2013 at 02:48 PM
Because they leave the workforce to raise faimilies. Another option they have that men don't.
stephany March 14, 2013 at 04:56 PM
Women for Westchester.?.That hardly describes your organization or it's agenda. maybe try Westchester Women 4 Women + Equality with N Agenda. your organizations name as it stands today is misleading and possibly deliberately deceptive.

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