CLINTON, N.Y. -- Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul visited Hamilton College Monday in an effort to promote Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed legislation to improve women's rights in New York state.
Hochul spoke to a large panel of women at Hamilton’s Levitt Center.
Cuomo's 2019 women's justice agenda is a set of proposals that include the elimination of the statute of limitations for rape claims, and updates New York’s equal pay law.
Hochul is urging women, and all New Yorkers for that matter, to contact their state legislators to let their voices be heard about passing this set of bills.
"I do believe 100 years ago it was a strong sense that we need it change to make sure that women have the right to vote. And then there was the so-called women's rights movement in the 60s, where women simply were trying to be treated and paid the same as men back then and have equal rights in the workplace. I think the women today are very alert and they're engaged in their impassioned to do something about the status quo,” Hochul said.
Hochul hopes the women's justice legislation will be passed by the Legislature during the current legislative session.