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Top Policy Issues
The Women's Equality Agenda is a ground breaking, 10-point plan, introduced by Governor Cuomo during his 2013 State of the State address. It is designed to break down barriers faced by New York women in many areas of their lives. The State Assembly passed the full WEA in 2013, but, unfortunately, the State ...Read more
The new federal health care reform law (the Affordable Care Act) will make access to affordable health care coverage a reality for hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers. Learn more about the new health care law and it's impact on women's health.Read more
Funding for Family Planning New York’s family planning health centers provide primary and preventive health care services to more than 410,000 New Yorkers every year. Family planning services are critical to the health and well-being of the women and families of New York State.Read more
News + Views
Laura Bassett for the Huffington Post, July 8, 2014 Senate Democrats are expediting legislation that would override the Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby case and compel for-profit employers to cover the full range of contraception for their employees, as ...
Marisa Riley for Bustle, July 7, 2014 After word of last week’s Supreme Court Hobby Lobby ruling that allows employers the ability to deny health insurance that covers birth control to their employees, we knew it was only a matter of time ...
Jill Scheuer for LoHud, July 7, 2014 On June 30, the Supreme Court issued a verdict in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that effectively designated women as second-class citizens, placing our health-care needs as secondary to the personal beliefs of our bosses. ...