Urging equality across New York

By Jillian Marshall

April 9, 2013 Updated Apr 10, 2013 at 12:35 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Dozens of local residents say Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan will break down barriers faced by women in their daily lives.

New York Women's Equality Coalition of the Southern Tier urged the community to support Cuomo's 10-part agenda Tuesday afternoon in the city of Binghamton.

Gov. Cuomo presented the Women's Equality Agenda during his State of the State address at the beginning of January.

Tohe coalition hopes the plan will provide equal pay to women, stop sexual harassment at work and end discrimination against families, housing and tenants.

Carole Coppens, executive director of the YWCA, says this is not a political battle.

"Democrats, republicans, independents, r even those who aren't registered at all. We're not talking about party lines here," Coppens said.

The coalition hopes the agenda will be put into effect June 2013.

Coppens says there's still a lot of work in front of the all the coalitions in the state.

"Lots of phone calls, lots of emails to be sent, a lot more meetings in our coalition. I know the other coalitions in New York State are doing exactly the same thing we are," Coppens said.

For more information on New York Women's Equality Coalition and the Women's Equality Agenda, click here.