In recognition of Women’s History month, Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-St. Albans) noted the contributions New York women have mad throughout history and identified organizations that can help women succeed today.
“New York has always played a proud role in women’s history, and now we must continue to lead the way for a brighter future,” Smith said. “The legacy of equality and justice passed down from generation to generation is the obligation for continued progress we owe to our daughters and granddaughters.”
Smith encouraged women to take advantage of organizations such as the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (nyscadv.org) and Safe Horizion, which moves victims of violence from crisis to confidence (safehorizion.org).
“Eleanor Roosevelt once said, ‘At all times, day by day, we have to continued fighting for freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom from want… from these are things that must be gained in peace as well as in war,’” Smith added. “Society is much more equal today, but sexism, discrimination, and racism have not disappeared and hamper our progress as a nation. I encourage all New Yorkers to reflect on our history this month, rededicate ourselves to fairness and equality for all, and volunteer in a way that helps women in our community.”
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