YWCA advocating for state budget to include Women's Agenda initiatives

As the New York State Budget deadline gets closer, a local non-profit organization is trying to have its voice heard.

Posted: Mar 20, 2018 5:44 PM

As the New York State Budget deadline gets closer, a local non-profit organization is trying to have its voice heard.

The YWCA of the Mohawk Valley held a postcard-signing campaign on Tuesday to endorse the implementation of the Women’s Agenda. The campaign prioritizes initiatives like firearm safety, better criminalization of sextortion, education about healthy relationships, and extending the period of storing evidence from sexual assaults.


"It's our responsibility of course as a women's organization and as human beings to raise the level of some of these concerns," said Diane Stancato, CEO of the YWCA Mohawk Valley. "This is the governor's agenda so certainly he's aware of what's going on. He's raised these things up and put them in the budget."

The YWCA is encouraging people to sign postcards for the cause, which will be sent to lawmakers.

The New York State Budget vote is set to take place during the first week of April.

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