Governor Kathy Hochul has proclaimed March to be Women’s History Month and delivered a message celebrating the achievements of New York women and expounding on her vision for gender equity. In recognition, New York State landmarks were lit purple on March 1.
“As the birthplace of the women’s rights movement, women’s history is New York’s History,” Governor 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.”
In her Women’s History Month proclamation, Governor 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. Governor 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.