Statement by Andrea Miller, President of the National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund
and its Campaign for a Pro-Choice New York
“We applaud Gov. Cuomo and New York’s legislative leaders for the historic gains for women included in the 2016-17 New York state budget. The budget’s approval anoints New York as the nation’s leader in paid family leave, with the ‘longest and most comprehensive’ program in the nation. New York joins California as the first states to adopt a $15 minimum wage in select regions.
“These groundbreaking policies strengthen the economic stability of women and families and recognize their right to determine when and whether to have children and to be paid enough to support any children they choose to have, including during family leave.
“On behalf of the women and families of New York, we thank Gov. Cuomo and our legislative leaders for setting a national standard of leadership that acknowledges the connections between control over one’s reproductive health and financial stability and equal opportunities.”
The National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) organization, conducts legislative and political advocacy to protect and advance reproductive health, rights, and justice and supports partner advocacy in states and cities nationwide.
The National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund previously operated as NARAL Pro-Choice New York.*
*The National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund, Inc. is not affiliated with NARAL Pro-Choice America. “NARAL” and “NARAL PRO-CHOICE AMERICA” are trademarks of NARAL Pro-Choice America.