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From the Desk of New York State Senator Ted OBrien

District 55
MEDIA RELEASE AUGUST 26, 2013:

SENATOR OBRIEN CELEBRATES WOMENS EQUALITY DAY


ROCHESTER, N.Y. Today, Senator Ted OBrien is proud to celebrate the 93rd anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote in the United States. Our region is the home of the womens suffrage movement, of which we should all be immensely proud, Senator OBrien said. Today, we must continue advancing the cause of womens equality, by increasing job protections for women in the workplace, preventing wage discrimination and doing everything in our power to keep the victims of domestic violence safe. The Senator said that he strongly feels that the state legislature should continue to work hard to pass the Womens Equality Act, as it makes significant progress towards addressing remaining areas of injustice in areas of the law as diverse as employment regulations and criminal law affecting the victims of human trafficking. As much as we should enjoy celebrating past advances in civil rights, as long as injustice and inequality remain, we must continue the fight, said Senator OBrien. I am proud to be an advocate for making women full and equal members of our society, and I respect and honor both those whose hard work almost a century ago earned women the vote and those who continue fighting inequality today. -30Sen. OBrien represents the 55th district in the Senate, which is made up of the eastern half of Monroe County and the western half of Ontario County, including much of the city of Rochester. Media contact: Thomas J. Morrisey Communications Director office: (585) 218-0034 e-mail: tjmorris@nysenate.gov