SENECA FALLS (WENY) – Governor Kathy Hochul visited central New York to deliver a speech at the Seneca Falls Women’s March and Rally. The rally was in support of reproductive rights.
New York’s first woman governor delivered her speech at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park. She made note of the importance of the site in her remarks. The first-ever Women’s Rights Convention, featuring 300 “bold, audacious women” was held there in 1848. But she also spoke the state’s support of women who could be affected by restrictive laws. Hochul referenced the Statue of Liberty’s New Colussus poem, the state will take in those who are oppressed.
The governor made note that 58% of women who are of reproductive age live in states where their rights are under assault.
“While we have the torch in our hands it will glow even brighter and stronger, and that’s what I’m going to continue to do as your first female governor, something I take so seriously – that the voices of the women in this, the women who fought so hard, I have to carry that on their behalf. And we will succeed, we will be strong and we will prove once and for all that women can lead with strength but also with heart and conviction,” said Hochul.
Hochul also showed her support at a similar rally in Albany.