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NYS Equal Rights Amendment — Make It Part of NYS Constitution

Equal Rights Amendment Advances
to New York Voters in November 2024

New York Legislature passed constitutional amendment
in second consecutive legislative session

January 24, 2022

“Today we celebrate the second passage of the NYS Equal Rights Amendment which brings New York one step closer to our goal of codifying basic protections for all New Yorkers into our state’s constitution. Over 100 years ago, the League of Women Voters of New York State was founded on the premise that women deserve to be treated as equals under NYS law. The League now stands and fights for equality for all New Yorkers. In November of 2024, New Yorkers will have the power to vote to protect and prohibit discrimination by the government based on a person’s ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, and sex, including their sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes. This includes protection against any action that would infringe upon a person’s reproductive autonomy or access to reproductive care. It is critical that New Yorker’s head to the polls in 2024 and vote yes for the NYS inclusive Equal Rights Amendment. Equality is not debatable,” said Laura Bierman, Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of New York State

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