PUTNAM COUNTY, NY – New York State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) joined Andrew Falk, candidate for AD-94, Justin Wagner, candidate for SD-40, Andrea Miller, President, NARAL Pro-Choice New York, Tracey Brooks, CEO, Planned Parenthood Advocates of New York and women’s equality advocates from the Hudson Valley to rally in support of the Women’s Equality Act on Sunday, September 28, 2014.
Senator Gipson stated, “In just over a month, the people of the Hudson Valley will have a choice whether they want a State Senator who supports the Women’s Equality Act, or my opponent who wants to take away the rights women have had for over 40 years since Roe Vs. Wade. I believe we must protect these rights, and pass the Women’s Equality Act that will also ensure equal pay for equal work and greater protections against domestic violence.
“My opponent and her extremist allies who wants to repeal these rights that women have had for over 40 years, has been flooding our community with misinformation for months. This is all in an attempt to distract from my opponent’s extremist position against the Women’s Equality Act, her vote on a budget that included the Dutchess County Energy Tax and her pledge to repeal efforts that would keep guns away from domestic abusers and ensure greater background checks. I don’t try to distort my record. In the State Senate I have voted for every piece of women’s equality legislation that has come to the floor and will continue to advocate for passing the entire Women’s Equality Act.”
“NARAL Pro-Choice New York is so proud to endorse Sen. Terry Gipson for reelection,” said NARAL Pro-Choice New York President Andrea Miller. “His support of women’s rights, health, and equality have been crucial – and unwavering – over the past session. With champions like Sen. Gipson leading the way, we can finally pass the Women’s Equality Act. He understands – like the vast majority of New York voters do — that enshrining the protections of Roe v. Wade for a woman’s health and right to choose in New York’s state law is core to women’s equality. Hudson Valley has no better ally and advocate than Sen. Gipson.”
M. Tracey Brooks, Planned Parenthood Advocates of New York Political Committee stated, “State Senator Terry Gipson has been an unyielding leader in protecting a woman’s right to make her own health decisions and has stood up to extremists in his commitment to fighting for women’s equality. State Senator Gipson is a man of his word, and a champion for the women and families of Dutchess and Putnam counties.”