womens rights http://wrvo.org en Central New York group pushing for Women's Equality Act http://wrvo.org/post/central-new-york-group-pushing-womens-equality-act <p>Supporters of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 10-point Women's Equality Act are ramping up efforts to get support for the proposed legislation. The&nbsp; Women's Equality Coalition just launched a statewide television ad to raise awareness about the agenda, and supporters in one small central New York County are also raising their voices. Wed, 08 May 2013 13:16:33 +0000 Ellen Abbott 37462 at http://wrvo.org Central New York group pushing for Women's Equality Act Cuomo's abortion rights proposal stalls in Senate http://wrvo.org/post/cuomos-abortion-rights-proposal-stalls-senate <p>A key component of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2013 agenda appears in jeopardy, as the governor concedes he does not currently have enough votes in the State Senate to bring an abortion rights bill he has championed to the floor. Thu, 02 May 2013 09:12:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 37131 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo's abortion rights proposal stalls in Senate Activist says the fight continues for equal pay for women http://wrvo.org/post/activist-says-fight-continues-equal-pay-women <p>When President Barack Obama named the first legislation he signed into law after Lilly Ledbetter, not everyone knew her name. But, the woman who has fought for years for equal pay for women says her cause is something that affects everyone. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:07:34 +0000 Catherine Loper 34028 at http://wrvo.org State of the State brings initiatives for women's equality, building casinos & more http://wrvo.org/post/state-state-brings-initiatives-womens-equality-building-casinos-more <p>Upstate New York's struggling economy will get a boost if plans proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his State of the State speech in Albany Wednesday move ahead. Wed, 09 Jan 2013 21:08:58 +0000 Ellen Abbott 31657 at http://wrvo.org State of the State brings initiatives for women's equality, building casinos & more Judith Wellman on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/judith-wellman-campbell-conversations <p><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt">What made Upstate New York such a hotspot for the abolitionist and women’s rights movements?&nbsp; Was it just geography, or was it something about the people who lived here?&nbsp; Historian Judith <span class="il">Wellman</span>, an expert on the Underground Railroad and the women’s rights movement in the 19<font size="1"><span style="font-size:7.3pt"><sup>th</sup></span></font> century, answers this question and offers other stores and information that illuminate this time period and counter some of the stereotypes we have about o Sat, 07 Jan 2012 21:47:21 +0000 Grant Reeher 12405 at http://wrvo.org Judith Wellman on The Campbell Conversations