On Thursday, November 19th, New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul will visit the Roosevelt House to discuss landmark legislation passed in New York State to prevent sexual violence on college campuses. This is a unique opportunity to hear directly from the 77th Lieutenant Governor of New York State and we certainly hope you can join us. She will be joined by Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab.
NYS Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul will hold this event to raise awareness for preventing sexual violence on college campuses. The so-called “Enough is Enough” legislation was signed into law this past July and requires all colleges to adopt a set of comprehensive procedures and guidelines, including a uniform definition of affirmative consent, a statewide amnesty policy, and expanded access to law enforcement to ensure the safety of all students attending colleges in New York State.
Read more on the NYS Enough is Enough website: https://www.ny.gov/programs/enough-enough-combating-sexual-assault-college-campuses
Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul
Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul Kathleen C. Hochul was inaugurated as the 77th Lieutenant Governor of the State of New York on January 1, 2015. Hochul was elected with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on November 4, 2014. As Lieutenant Governor, Hochul chairs the Regional Economic Development Councils, a key component of Governor Governor’s transformative approach to state investment and economic development. In this capacity, Hochul has crisscrossed the state, visiting all 10 Regional Councils to assess local revitalization projects while also promoting opportunities for Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MWBE). During the 2015 session, Hochul also helped to spearhead Governor Cuomo’s Enough is Enough campaign to combat sexual assault on college campuses. She continues to prove that she is a champion for women and families across the state.
From 2011 to 2013, then Congresswoman Kathy Hochul served in the House of Representatives from New York’s 26th Congressional District. Her focus was job creation and bridging the skills gap by bringing together business and academia, and creating opportunities for returning veterans. As Lieutenant Governor, Hochul works in tandem with our federal representatives in Washington, D.C. The Lieutenant Governor served as a Group Vice President for Strategic Relationships at M&T Bank largest private sector employer in Buffalo, serving as liaison for community matters and significant economic development projects in downtown Buffalo. Prior to her time in Congress, Hochul was the highest-ranking female elected official in Erie County while serving as County Clerk from 2007 to 2011.
The Lieutenant Governor also served 14 years as a Hamburg Town Councilmember. She helped coordinate with the local economic development agency and worked to attract to new businesses and create jobs following the loss of the manufacturing base. She helped her mother establish a small business and co-founded the Village Action Coalition to help local businesses survive competition from big box stores. The Lieutenant Governor holds a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University and a JD from Catholic University in Washington, DC. At the start of her legal career, she worked at a large firm in Washington and later served as legal counsel and legislative assistant to Congressman John LaFalce (D-NY) and Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan in Washington DC. In 2006, Hochul joined her mother and aunt in establishing the Kathleen Mary House, a transitional home for victims of domestic violence, and served on its Board.