Hochul celebrates beginning of Women’s History Month

Kathy Hochul
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks to reporters after a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony at the state Capitol, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, in Albany, N.Y.
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Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday proclaimed March to be Women’s History Month, delivering a message celebrating the achievements of New York women and expounding on her vision for gender equity.

“As the birthplace of the women’s rights movement, women’s history is New York’s History,” Gov. Hochul said. “We stand on the shoulders of giants, and as the first female Governor of New York State, I know I would not be here if not for the brave women who blazed the trails I have walked.

“As New Yorkers, we must embrace that legacy and ensure the future we leave for our daughters and granddaughters is an even brighter, fairer one than was left to us,” she added.

In her Women’s History Month proclamation, Hochul celebrated the legendary women who were pioneers in the field of medicine and healthcare, and lauded New York women from throughout history for their contributions to politics, culture and more.

Gov. Hochul also delivered a message to New Yorkers in honor of Women’s History Month that discusses the work underway to strengthen childcare, expand equal opportunities for all women, and pass an Equal Rights Amendment.

The landmarks to be lit in purple in honor of Women’s History Month include: One World Trade Center; Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge; Kosciuszko Bridge; The H. Carl McCall SUNY Building; State Education Building; Alfred E. Smith State Office Building; Empire State Plaza; State Fairgrounds – Main Gate and Expo Center; Niagara Falls; The “Franklin D. Roosevelt” Mid-Hudson Bridge; Grand Central Terminal – Pershing Square Viaduct; Albany International Airport Gateway; MTA Long Island Railroad – East End Gateway at Penn Station; and Fairport Lift Bridge.

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