Sonia Sotomayor, who is showcased in the exhibit, is the nation's first Latina Supreme Court Justice.
On March 5, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the opening of the Women's History Month exhibit in the New York State Capitol. The exhibit, "1918 | The New Day for New York Women," celebrates and recognizes the contributions made by 25 New York women pioneers and trailblazers, each who achieved a "first" for women in the state, and champions the century of progress since women's suffrage was passed in New York State in 1917. Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul unveiled the exhibit today in the State Capitol. The Governor also proclaimed Women's History Month in New York State.
"New York is the birthplace of the women's rights movement, from Seneca Falls to suffrage and beyond, and this exhibit celebrates that legacy and motivates us to continue to ensure equal rights across every area of women's lives," Governor Cuomo said. "By honoring the leadership of these trailblazing women, we will inspire the next generation of women to lead our state forward."
Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Chair of the New York State Suffrage Commission, said, "As the only woman State elected official and as a mother, I know the challenges women face balancing responsibilities at work and at home. We're continuing the fight for equality with the Women's Agenda and Democracy Agenda to further our goal of equal opportunities and fairness for all. For Women's History Month, we're celebrating the brave women in New York who fought for our rights and change. This exhibit highlights some of those women and reminds us of how far we've come and the work we still need to do."
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