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.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2066989

Reported Deaths: 52611
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings27515910235
Queens2723029785
Suffolk1983523365
Nassau1813753158
Bronx1801106498
New York1359564416
Westchester1283032262
Erie872971765
Richmond734501794
Monroe651661057
Orange47547810
Rockland46511952
Onondaga37558668
Dutchess28937442
Albany24270348
Oneida22021503
Niagara19398349
Broome18127355
Saratoga14924165
Ulster13638250
Schenectady12835195
Rensselaer11002140
Putnam1048891
Chautauqua8703140
Chemung7435134
Oswego732390
Ontario723492
Steuben6639143
Sullivan647272
St. Lawrence641596
Cayuga611292
Jefferson576766
Wayne554667
Cattaraugus546586
Genesee5286121
Herkimer5054107
Clinton475133
Madison441488
Fulton428190
Livingston425658
Tompkins419350
Montgomery4146121
Columbia3944101
Cortland367960
Tioga361861
Warren352957
Wyoming344951
Allegany335384
Chenango335376
Otsego335347
Greene329775
Washington302755
Orleans299283
Lewis260734
Franklin250312
Delaware229037
Seneca196256
Schoharie163216
Essex156326
Yates115626
Schuyler102614
Hamilton3042
Unassigned13458
Out of NY0231
Utica
Mostly Cloudy
37° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 37°
Oneonta
Partly Cloudy
37° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 31°
Herkimer
Mostly Cloudy
37° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 37°
Old Forge
Cloudy
37° wxIcon
Hi: 55° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 37°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Looking for work or looking to hire? Check out the WKTV Job Fair!
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve