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2024 Promises Broad Protection for All New Yorkers’ Equal Rights

The New York State League of Women Voters is an active partner in the effort to pass a constitutional amendment adding to existing enumerated protections against discrimination based on race and religion.

This amendment would explicitly prohibit discrimination based on a person’s ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, and sex—including their sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes, reproductive healthcare and autonomy.

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The League of Women Voters NYS Rural Caucus held a special presentation the New York State Equal Rights Amendment on Feb. 5, 2024 to educate members. Special guest Nia Alvarez-Mapp, Organizer for New Yorkers for Equal Rights (https://nyequalrights.org/#about-us) went over the Coalition’s timeline for the campaign to secure passage of the NYS ERA. She also updated us on the kinds of materials we can expect to be able to access to help us educate voters about what the amendment might mean to them.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ETP5TANOJ0

Our local ERA Committee is hoping to plan a kick-off event for mid-April. More info on that will be forthcoming.


Are you interested in joining our LWVMHR ERA task force? If so, contact Cindy Lanzatta at packback56@yahoo.com or Louise Reavis at louise.reavis@gmail.com

Our Committee’s next meeting will take place on March 15th, during the second half of the Southern Tier Meeting at the Silk Factoryin Newburgh (regular mtg at noon, ERA discussion 12:45)