Venditto Votes to Approve Women’s Equality Package

Senator Venditto Votes to Approve Women’s Equality Package

Senator Venditto Votes to Approve Women’s Equality Package

It is great to see Senator Venditto already doing something wonderful so early in his position!

Today, Michael Venditto shared that he voted to approve a comprehensive Women’s Equality Agenda to enhance the rights of women and protect New Yorkers who are most vulnerable to abuse and discrimination. These historic women’s measures are a top priority and were passed unanimously on the first day the Senate began voting on legislation this session.

These bills would

  • stop human trafficking
  • ensure equal pay for equal work
  • combat sexual harassment in the workplace
  • end gender discrimination in employment, housing and credit decisions
  • make reasonable work accommodations available for pregnant women
  • provide stronger protections for domestic violence victims

For more information about Senator Venditto’s article, please click here.

Additionally, yesterday, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced that Nassau County will be recognizing the month of January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

Children’s Protective Services (CPS), a division of the Nassau County Department of Social Services (DSS), in partnership with the Department of Human Services, Office of Youth Services, the Police Department, Probation Department, The Safe Center LI and Family and Children’s Association, are raising public awareness regarding youth trafficking and commercial exploitation of youth.

For more information about Human Trafficking Awareness Month, please click here

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