March 8, 2017

Happy International Women's Day

Devin Lander


Honoring the Fight for Women's Rights

From the inception of the women’s rights movement in Seneca Falls in 1848, New York has been a leader in advancing women’s equality.

To honor the centennial of women's suffrage in New York, the State Legislature passed and Governor Cuomo signed a law establishing a 14-member Women’s Suffrage Commission.

The Commission will plan and execute an organized series of statewide programs starting in 2017, which marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State, until 2020, a century after the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting all women across the United States the right to vote.

The Commission’s programs will celebrate the accomplishment of women’s suffrage and the central role of New Yorkers and New York State in this milestone, while also helping shape the future to ensure a more just and equitable society for all.

For more information on the Commission and on the history of Women's Suffrage in New York State, please visit: