Sen. Ramos, Carolyn Maloney + Women's Rights Groups Call on Albany to Fight the Feminization of Poverty

Lawmakers and advocates urge Albany lawmakers to prioritize anti-poverty bills that impact women; Women make up 55% of New Yorkers earning low wages

NEW YORK, NY (03/23/2023) (readMedia)-- On Friday, State Senator Jessica Ramos, Raise Up New York, Vote Mama, and Downtown Women for Change will hold a press conference to advocate for several pieces of state legislation that aim to lift New York women out of poverty. Lawmakers, impacted workers, and advocates are calling for the passage of anti-poverty legislation in this year's state budget, including raising the minimum wage to $21.25 before indexing, advancing access to affordable child care, domestic worker paid sick leave, and guaranteed income for new mothers.


State Senator Jessica Ramos, former Congressmember and NOW NY President Carolyn Maloney, Vote Mama, Downtown Women for Change, Raise Up NY coalition, Eleanor’s Legacy, Caring Majority, ERA Coalition, Domestic Workers, Legal Momentum, Community Voices Heard, Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, Make the Road.


 Press Conference to uplift women from poverty and advocate for the Raise the Wage Act, Fair Pay for Home Care, MILC, Early Learning Child Care Act, Working Families Tax Credit, and domestic worker paid sick leave.

WHEN: Friday March 24, 2023 at 11:00AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
WHERE: City Hall Park
Manhattan, New York