Assemblywoman Jaffee Named Chair of Assembly Task Force on Women’s Issues

June 1, 2009

Albany – Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee (D-Suffern) announced her appointment as Chairperson to the New York State Assembly Legislative Task Force on Women’s Issues.

“Women’s issues are community issues,” said Assemblywoman Jaffee. “During economic recessions, women suffer the most as they already make less than their male counterparts. Childcare, healthcare, and pay equity affect the entire community, now more than ever. In addition, we must also address violence against women. I’m looking forward to working with Speaker Silver and my colleagues on the task force and in the Assembly, as well as community leaders, to address these issues and improve the lives of women and children in New York.”

Speaker Silver said, “Assemblywoman Jaffee has long fought for the children and families of New York State. She has spearheaded legislation that would eliminate red tape for law enforcement in accessing updated criminal records of sex offenders, establishing an age-appropriate sexual education grant program and streamline the payment process for HIV testing and therapy for victims of sexual assault. I congratulate her on this appointment, and look forward to working with her as she leads the Legislative Task Force on Women’s Issues.”