Seneca Falls

Vaughn Golden / WRVO News

About 2,000 people braved bitterly cold temperatures and snow for a rally and march in Seneca Falls on Saturday. The event was part of three days of activities designed to “inspire all Americans to take an active role in democracy," encourage eligible voters to get out the vote and honor the legacy of women in leadership.

National Women's Hall of Fame

The votes are in and the National Women’s Hall of Fame is a winner. The Seneca Falls, NY organization will be receiving a $150,000 grant as they continue to rehab their new home.

Equal Rights Center to open alongside Tubman, Seward

Feb 23, 2018
City of Auburn

Construction is underway on a $10 million Equal Rights Heritage Center in Auburn, NY. The goal of the facility is to highlight New York's history of promoting social and equal rights.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

"Together we resist. Together we rise up. Together."

Activist and college professor Tanya Loughead led the chant, early in Sunday's Women's Solidarity March in Buffalo. The event drew thousands to the steps of City Hall, marching through downtown and then back to City Hall for more speeches - an outgrowth of the national march in Washington, D.C. exactly a year before and a protest against the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

Second Women's March planned in Seneca Falls

Dec 12, 2017
Payne Horning / WRVO News

In January, a day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, an estimated 10,000 people flocked to Seneca Falls for a women’s march and rally. Organizers are planning a similar event on January 20, 2018.

National Women's Hall of Fame inducts 10

Sep 17, 2017
National Women's Hall of Fame

The National Women's Hall of Fame inducted 10 women Saturday, celebrating their pioneering efforts in areas that include medicine, entertainment, the military and politics. There was also a luncheon and ceremony to celebrate 100 years since suffragists gained the right to vote in New York.

Patrick Koster, WBFO

As the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment gets closer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is calling for the creation of a national panel that would provide support to local interests seeking to educate people about the drive for women's voting rights.


Seneca Falls in the Finger Lakes has become a symbol for women in this country, the start of a long push for legal equality and the right to vote. Attorney Nadia Shahram is leading a march to Seneca Falls next weekend of American Muslim women pushing for that same equality. On this week's You & The Law, Shahran talks about why.