Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Through the centuries, many courageous women have stepped forward to fight injustice and inequality. Their efforts have broken down barriers that have allowed future generations of women to shatter the glass ceiling and make significant, historical and contemporary contributions to society. This month we honor those women who have paved the way in business, government, labor, military, and healthcare.
From Elizabeth Cady Stanton and her fight for women’s rights and women’s suffrage to the Stonewall riots for gay rights in the 1960s, New York has long been a leader in progressive values. New York must once again be a national leader in ensuring equal rights and protecting its diverse population.
While the women’s suffrage movement was born in Seneca Falls, New York, we must be ever vigilant in our role as a progressive leader on women’s rights. Today, statistics show that women in New York are still not treated equally to men.