The WEP was launched this July as the answer to the assaults on the basic rights of women throughout the country and right here in New York. Inspired by the spirit of Seneca Falls and those who came before us, the Women’s Equality Party brings together the strength of New York’s women leaders to help elect candidates who support the issues that matter most to us, including the passage of the full 10-point Women’s Equality Act.
From achieving pay equity, to strengthening domestic violence protections, to ensuring a woman’s freedom of choice, the WEP says that all women, everywhere are equal because if we don’t all count the same, then none of us count at all.
The WEP isn’t just the beginnings of a new political party; it is a powerful movement to bring women’s issues front and center and ensure that the voices of women are heard and counted where they matter most – at the ballot box.
What does the Women’s Equality Party stand for?
Candidates who run as part of the Women’s Equality Party are committed to passing the full Women’s Equality 10 point plan:
- Establish Pay Equity for Women
- Stop Sexual Harassment in Every Workplace
- Stop Businesses from Discriminating against Pregnant Women
- Strengthen Human Trafficking Laws
- End Hiring and Salary Discrimination Against Parents
- Stop Landlord Discrimination Against Women Who Depend on Housing Assistance
- Stop Housing Discrimination for Victims of Domestic Violence
- Allow for the Recovery of Attorneys’ Fees in Employment and Credit and Lending Cases
- Protect Victims of Domestic Violence by Strengthening Order-of-Protection Laws
- Apply the full standards of Roe v. Wade in New York
Why should I cast my vote on the Women’s Equality Party ballot line?
If you and 50,000 other New Yorkers cast their vote for Governor on the WEP line on Election Day, we will have formed the only Women’s Equality Party in the nation, and taken a real, tangible step towards a better future for the women of New York State.
By voting on the party line, women and their allies have the chance to demand change by sending a strong message to legislators in Albany that they must pass the full 10-point Women’s Equality Act
How can I vote on the WEP ballot line?
The Women’s Equality Party will appear on the ballot on November 4th as “Women’s Equality.” You will be able to cast your vote for statewide democratic candidates on the WEP party line. You can find us on the ballot here:
Is the Women’s Equality Party an established political party?
No, not yet! This November is the first time that the Women’s Equality Party will appear on the New York State ballot. Just like other third parties in New York State such as the Green Party, the Working Families Party, and the Conservative Party, the WEP needs to obtain 50,000 votes for Governor this November in order to become a formally established party in the state of New York.
If I vote on the Women’s Equality Party line am I no longer a Democrat or Republican?
No, voting on the WEP line does not affect your current registration status. During the general election you are able to vote on any ballot line you wish, regardless of your party registration. Voting for candidates on the Women’s Equality line is just like being registered as a Democrat or Republican and voting for a candidate from a different party.