Simotas Named Chair of Assembly Task Force on Women’s Issues

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY OFFICE OF ASSEMBLYMEMBER ARAVELLA SIMOTAS For Immediate Release Januar !"# !

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Simotas Named Chair of Assembly Task Force on Women’s Issues
ALBANY# N.Y./ On Tuesda # Assem0l 1oman Ara2ella Simotas 1as named C3air o4 t3e Assem0l 5s Tas6 For'e on Women5s Issues. 7I am 3onored to assume leaders3i8 o4 t3e Tas6 For'e on Women5s Issues and 1ill 1or6 dili9entl to ensure t3at t3is and 4uture le9islati2e sessions are seriousl 'ommitted to im8ro2in9 t3e li2es o4 1omen a'ross our state#: Simotas said. 7From ad2an'in9 le9islation to 8rote't ra8e sur2i2ors# e;tend 4amil lea2e# 4i93t se; tra44i'6in9# and ensure a 1oman5s ri93t to ma6e 3er o1n end*o4*li4e de'isions# I am a'utel a1are o4 t3e numerous 'riti'al issues 4a'in9 Ne1 Yor6 1omen.: T3e Tas6 For'e 1or6s 'losel 1it3 Assem0l 'ommittees# su0'ommittees# and ot3er tas6 4or'es on a num0er o4 matters t3at dire'tl im8a't t3e li2es o4 Ne1 Yor65s 1omen. <ast le9islati2e 1or6 3as addressed a 1ide 2ariet o4 issues# in'ludin9( 8re2entin9 0reast 'an'er# 1or64or'e trainin9# 8rote'ti2e treatment 4or sur2i2ors o4 se;ual assault# 3omelessness amon9 1omen 2eterans# 8a e=uit # and stren9t3enin9 treatment 4or 1omen stru99lin9 1it3 su0stan'e a0use. 7A0o2e all# I 1ant to ma6e it 'lear t3at im8ro2in9 t3e li2es o4 1omen im8ro2es t3e li2es o4 all#: Simotas said. >>>

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