Monday, July 13, 2009

Assembly Member Michelle Titus Elected to Lead Legislative Women's Caucus

New York State Assemblywoman Michele Titus (D-South Ozone Park), has been elected chairwoman of the Legislature’s Women’s Caucus. The group is made up of 52 female lawmakers from all over the state who serve in either the Assembly or Senate.

Founded in 1983, the caucus works with various women’s organizations, activists, the governor, state agencies and other lawmakers to advocate for programs and services that benefit women, while monitoring federal laws, court decisions and other policies that affect them. Members focus on issues such as violence against women, sexual harassment, pay equity, women’s health care, education, child care and elder care.

“Throughout history women have played a vital role in government,” Titus said. “My work in government and as a member of the Women’s Caucus has enabled me to promote women’s issues and improve the participation of women in all areas of government and life.”