January 5, 2022
Shared by Matthew Canuteson, Diversity and Inclusion Officer, OMH Office of Diversity and Inclusion
New York’s First Woman Governor Will Convene a Council on Gender Equity to Ensure Equal Rights. New Racial Justice Initiatives Will Lift Up People of Color Throughout New York State.
Governor Proposes Measures to Ensure LGBTQIA+ Individuals Are Treated With Respect
Governor Kathy Hochul today announced an Equity Agenda as part of the 2022 State of the State. The Equity Agenda will advance a wide-ranging plan to promote and support gender equity, racial equity, anti-hate, social justice, the LGBTQIA+ community, immigrants and new arrivals, and veterans with the goal of protecting the health, safety, economic opportunities, and fundamental dignity of every New Yorker—in short, to make the New York Dream into a reality.
“New York is recognized as the birthplace of movements for equality and progress, and I am committed to advancing our state’s proud progressive legacy with a wide-ranging plan to promote and support gender equity, racial equity, anti-hate, social justice, the LGBTQIA+ community, immigrants and new arrivals, and veterans,” Governor Hochul said. “My administration’s Equity Agenda will both protect the fundamental rights of all New Yorkers and widen the opportunity for people of all backgrounds, beliefs, and identities to pursue the New York Dream.”