Tracey Brooks, CEO Of Family Planning Advocates Calls For Support Of NY’s Woman’s Equality Bill
The President and CEO of Family Planning Advocates of New York is calling out a pair of local lawmakers she says aren't support a woman's equality bill.
Joining WIBX First News with Keeler in the Morning, Tracey Brooks says Governor Cuomo's 10 point comprehensive plan covers several areas that could use a little updating on behalf of women, including:
- pay equity
- protect victims of domestic violence
- updating reproductive health laws
Brooks believes the bill has the needed support to pass the Senate and Assembly, but said some still oppose the plan.
''People who just don't really want abortion to be legal are opposing this bill, but abortion is legal in New York State and the country.''
''If women were making the same dollar as men, the GDP would go up by 9%,'' Brooks said.
''Every woman in the state, regardless of her socioeconomic status is hit by one of these ten points.''
There is a letter writing campaign underway, and Brooks specifically called out Senators Joseph Griffo and Jim Seward as two lawmakers who didn't support the bill. Meanwhile, she thanked local Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi for his support.
Full audio from WIBX First News with Keeler in the Morning: