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What We’ve Been Reading! Let’s Go WEA!

June 7, 2013

Lots of great news this week, not the least of which is the great press for the huge #NY4Women Rally & Lobby Day Tuesday!  Let’s start with the Women’s Equality Act news….

  • Governor Cuomo unveiled the Women’s Equality Act – the bill, as opposed to the plan – the day we brought nearly a thousand activists to Albany.
  • Of course our rockstar members of Congress Nita Lowey, Louise Slaughter, Carolyn Maloney, Carolyn McCarthy, and Nydia Velazquez support the WEA!
  • Governor Cuomo spoke about the Act at Vassar College – see video here.
  • A new poll shows New Yorkers support the plan.  (Duh.)

Now is the time for action, people – email your state legislators.  Pick up the phone and call Senators Jeff Klein and Dean Skelos, the leaders of the NYS Senate, and tell them New Yorkers deserve a vote on this bill.

Senator Jeff Klein: 518-455-3595

Senator Dean Skelos: 518-455-3171

Plus, come out to a rally in Long Island next week…details here.

 

And in other news this week…

  • President Obama appointed an African American woman as the National Security Advisor.
  • Some forms of EC will now be more widely available!
  • Sex discrimination in health coverage lawsuits filed… that’s good news because, previously, sex discrimination cases could not be filed with respect to health coverage.
  • Amanda Bynes’ meltdown & what it says about how we view gender.
  • Feminists on trial in Tunisia.

What have you been reading?  Leave a comment & let us know!

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