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Media / August 24, 2021

Kathy Hochul becomes NY's first woman governor

Kathy Hochul became New York's 57th governor during a midnight swearing-in ceremony Tuesday at the Capitol, making history as the first woman to hold the state's top office. Sonia Ossorio, president of the New York chapter of the National Organization of Women, said “It would be very significant for the first woman governor of New York to prioritize advancing women’s economic opportunities."

Press Releases / August 24, 2021

NY Governor Kathy Hochul Sets a New Course

Kathy Hochul, the former Congresswoman and Lieutenant Governor, made history today when she was sworn in as the 57th Governor of New York, becoming the first woman to ascend to the highest position in state government.  

Media / August 22, 2021

A longtime champion of women's equality, Kathy Hochul makes history

Kathy Hochul has been at the forefront of the fight for women’s equality in New York State. Now she will make history as New York’s first woman governor. Sonia Ossorio has known Kathy Hochul for a very long time and she joined In Focus to talk about why she believes Hochul is the right person for the job of continuing and expanding on the protection of women’s equality in New York and across the country.

Press Releases / August 10, 2021

New York Women Ready for New Leadership

On the heels of an exhaustive investigation that found Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women under state employment and broke the very workplace legal protections he signed into law, the three-time elected Governor resigned today. Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul assumes the Governorship in two weeks.

Press Releases / August 6, 2021

Women's Rights Leaders Serving on the NYS Council on Women & Girls Demand Accountability

As leaders of advocacy organizations whose work centers advancing equity for women and girls and who serve on the New York State Council on Women and Girls, we collectively condemn the behavior of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the pattern of sexual harassment outlined in the Attorney General’s investigation. See the full joint statement.