WEA Petition - Metro Justice

Women's Equality Act Petition

WEA_Laura.jpgOn January 27th, 2014 the New York State Assembly once again passed the Women's Equality Act - the 10-point plan to help eradicate gender inequality and discrimination in our state. And again, the New York State Senate looks like they're going to refuse to allow this essential bill come to a vote.

The Women's Equality Act secures equal pay for equal work, provides fair access to housing for women and families that rely on subsidized housing, ends housing discrimination for victims of domestic violence, safeguards reproductive rights, ends employment and pregnancy discrimination, and so much more!

We won't allow the Republicans and Independent Democratic Caucus to continue playing politics with the lives of women in our state. Metro Justice is standing up and continuing to demand immediate passage of this act.

Sign our petition and show your support for the Women's Equality Act. 

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I sign this petition to call on the New York State Senate to bring to a vote and approve the Women's Equality Act as passed by the Assembly on January 27th, 2014. New York State laws need an upgrade and New York needs genuine Women's Equality now!

175 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Grady Youngblood
    signed 2015-06-30 14:29:42 -0400
  • richard rosen
    signed via 2015-05-03 08:03:43 -0400
  • Candace Hoffman-Hussain
    signed 2014-12-14 15:22:55 -0500
  • Martha Howden
    signed 2014-12-11 05:53:08 -0500
  • Brooklyn Rue
    signed 2014-10-20 18:48:06 -0400
  • Tony Perri
    signed 2014-05-20 12:48:24 -0400
    very much YES
  • Charlie Worl
    signed 2014-04-19 11:04:18 -0400
  • Ken Traub
    signed 2014-04-09 10:47:53 -0400
  • Kelley Balcomb
    signed 2014-04-09 10:31:49 -0400
  • Karen Stoddard
    signed 2014-04-09 10:20:07 -0400
  • Velverly Caldwell
    signed 2014-04-09 10:15:04 -0400
    Women desire equal pay. Jobs that are worked by predominately Women are underpaid and underregonized undervalued. We do not get deserved raises or good health care.
  • Joe sanders
    signed 2014-04-09 09:48:52 -0400
  • Deborah Lema
    signed 2014-04-09 09:40:52 -0400
  • Tina Ramsey
    signed 2014-04-09 08:22:49 -0400
    Unfortunately, the equal pay bill was shot down by other women. Women who did not have to work to support their families. Let’s not let that happen a second time. Thank you.
  • Timothy Raymond
    signed 2014-04-09 08:11:46 -0400
  • Elaine Erbland
    signed 2014-04-08 21:30:31 -0400
    The time for change is long overdue.
  • james haney
    signed 2014-04-08 20:57:34 -0400
  • Jim Wood
    signed 2014-04-08 19:15:21 -0400
  • Peter Mitchell
    signed 2014-04-08 18:44:13 -0400
    America practicing justice for all.
  • Reyna Ramolete Hayashi
    signed 2014-04-08 18:42:02 -0400
  • Elizabeth Peters
    signed 2014-04-08 18:20:53 -0400
    I’ve been working over 20 years in my field – with a masters degree, plus and advanced certificate of study and two national certifcations just to get over the $60,000 per year mark. Plus I do numerous professional developments at my own expense every year to keep current. If I were a male in a hard science field rather than a “soft” science field I woudl have started at that salary, my company would be paying me to get more training and probably would have paid for my PHD. And in hard times my posisition is one of the first to be looked at to cut- luckily I excell at what I do and am an active advocate for my profession. It’s about time we get it right and make America a family friendly country by treating women right: with equal pay, benefits, and family supports!
  • Peter Hughes
    signed 2014-04-08 18:11:26 -0400
  • Meghan McCarty
    signed 2014-04-08 18:07:07 -0400
  • Katy Crane
    signed 2014-04-08 17:51:37 -0400
  • Venus Douglass
    signed 2014-04-08 17:36:00 -0400
  • Kristal Tillman
    signed 2014-04-08 17:34:05 -0400
  • Simone Liano
    signed 2014-04-08 15:10:39 -0400
    I cannot be more disappointed that in 2014, legislators still have not passed this equality act.
  • Rosemarie Stepanik
    signed 2014-03-17 15:02:52 -0400
  • Kelly Newton
    signed 2014-03-17 14:45:53 -0400
  • Kurt Forman
    signed 2014-03-17 14:45:06 -0400

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