August 11, 2021
Contact: Toni Valenti
New York County Lawyers Association Issues Statement
on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Resignation
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s resignation is an important reminder that we must all strive to foster inclusive workplace environments where all feel comfortable and able to perform at their highest potential level. There is no room for women, or indeed anyone, to feel harassed, threatened or bullied in the course of their employment. We respect the courage of the many women who came forward to defend and protect the culture of the workplace.
We congratulate Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, who will break one of the highest glass ceilings to become the first woman to serve as Governor of our great State. NYCLA stands ready to lend our assistance as she works to restore integrity to the State’s highest office. We hope, too, that she builds on the positive developments which occurred during the term of her predecessor, which included timely and balanced state budgets, major infrastructure projects at LaGuardia Airport and Penn Station, and initiatives for which NYCLA was and is a champion, such as the historic legalization of same-sex marriage in New York and criminal justice and gun law reform. We hope and expect that, under the leadership of Governor Hochul, New York will continue to pursue policies that set an example for the nation.
About the New York County Lawyers Association
The New York County Lawyers Association (www.nycla.org) was founded in 1908 as one of the first major bar associations in the country that admitted members without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, or gender. Since its inception, it has pioneered some of the most far-reaching and tangible reforms in American jurisprudence and has continuously played an active role in legal developments and public policy.