Protecting and Enhancing Women’s Rights

Rebecca has taken a lead role in protecting and enhancing women’s rights in New York State.

  • Rebecca is the first woman to represent the 76th Assembly District.
  • Rebecca is proud to be the lead sponsor and champion for recent passage of the Equal Rights Amendment which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex.
  • Rebecca has passed legislation to require the Department of State, in collaboration with the Department of Taxation and Finance, to conduct a study on the number of women serving on each board of directors of domestic and foreign corporations authorized to do business in New York State.
  • Rebecca passed legislation to require the creation of a public database showing female representation in public policy-making positions.
  • Rebecca cosponsored the Reproductive Health Act which enshrined Roe v. Wade into New York State law.
  • Rebecca is a persistent advocate for the expansion of Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise Programs which ensures equal access to state contracts.
  • Rebecca has cosponsored numerous bills resulting in new protections on sexual harassment and assault.