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New York Legislature passed constitutional amendment in second consecutive legislative session   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 24, 2022 MEDIA CONTACT: Arianna Fishman, afishman@nyclu.org, 212-607-3372 Emma Corbett, emma.corbett@ppesacts.org, 518.852.0146 ALBANY, NY – Today, the New York legislature passed the Equal Rights Amendment in its second consecutive session, officially bringing the amendment to New Yorkers for ratification...
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Thanks to all of you who attended the Nassau County Women’s Equality event where I was one of the honorees.  
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Dear League Members,  Last night, a US Supreme Court majority opinion was leaked in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The opinion seeks to overturn abortion rights decisions in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. It is an extreme and frightening opinion that would severely erode the rights on which women and those who may...
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“Women should do for themselves what men have already done— occasionally what men have not done—thereby establishing them- selves as persons, and perhaps encouraging other women toward greater independence of thought and action.”                                           Amelia Earhart
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."   - Harriet Tubman
Sticky Notes that say Who, What, When, Why and How
Did you know? Wyoming was the first state to grant women the right to vote. It was also the first state to elect a female governor, Nellie Tayloe Ross. In 1770, a bill proposing that women using makeup should be punished for witchcraft was put forward to the British Parliament. The use of makeup was...
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“Tremendous amounts of talent are being lost to our society just because that talent wears a skirt.”
“I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.”        – Serena Williams
“My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.” Ruth Bader Ginsberg
“At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.” - Frida Kahlo
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