Governor Andrew Cuomo stopped in Seneca Falls on Wednesday, June 5th 2013 to push his Women's Equality Act, a ten point plan designed to end discrimination based on gender and to restore New York State as a leader in women's rights.
Cuomo spoke to about 150 people inside the Wesleyan Chapel at the Women's Rights National Historical Park. The chapel is the site of the first Womens Right's Convention in in July 1848.
Governor Andrew Cuomo enters the Wesleyan Chapel Wednesday to talk about the Womens' Equality Act.
All photos by Greg Cotterill, Finger Lakes News Radio.
Governor Cuomo Shares a laugh with Hobart and William Smith Colleges President Mark Gearan.
Cuomo answered questions from the media before leaving Seneca Falls.
A large contingent of demonstrators were lined up across Fall Street from the Women Rights National Historical Park. Gov. Cuomo entered the rear of the chapel so he most likely did not see them.
If enacted by the Legislature, the Women’s Equality Act will achieve pay equity, stop sexual harassment, prevent pregnancy discrimination in all workplaces, strengthen human trafficking laws and protections for domestic violence victims, end family status discrimination and protect a woman’s freedom of choice.