2019 Women's Justice Agenda
Building on the historic progress New York has made, including securing the strongest sexual harassment laws in the nation and passing the Reproductive Health Act, Governor Cuomo's new women's justice agenda will serve as a direct rebuke to Washington's assault on women's rights and ensure New York remains at the forefront of this critical fight.
This bold, comprehensive set of proposals advances the success of the Governor's 2018 accomplishments to improve reproductive, economic and social justice for all New York women.
Women's Rights Front and Center
With the passage of the Reproductive Health Act in January, Governor Cuomo will advance a constitutional amendment to enshrine the principles of Roe v Wade into the New York State Constitution.
This year, Governor Cuomo is advancing legislation to expand access to coverage for IVF, as well as medically-necessary fertility preservation services.
Governor Cuomo will direct DOH to launch a comprehensive telehealth initiative, including specialists for high risk pregnant and post-partum patients in rural New York.
The Time is Now to Fight for Equality
In 2019 Governor Cuomo will advance legislation to remove the statute of limitations for Rape in the Second Degree and Third Degree.
New York is a national leader in the fight against sexual harassment, but there is still more to be done to protect workers and hold abusers accountable.
Level the Playing Field and Lift Women Up
Governor Cuomo will champion the passage of a salary history ban, and expand the definition of "equal pay for equal work."
Governor Cuomo is setting a goal to ensure that his appointees to major state boards and college councils reach 50% female and represent the racial and ethnic diversity of the State.
On the Forefront of Women's Rights
Watch: Melissa DeRosa, Secretary to the Governor and Chair of the Council on Women and Girls, unveils the 2019 Women's Justice Agenda.