Governor directs flags to be lowered Friday in honor of Louise Slaughter
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed that flags on all state government buildings be flown at half-staff in honor of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter on Friday, the day of her funeral.
Louise Slaughter, the senior member of the New York Congressional delegation, died on Friday at age 88.
Slaughter represented part of Orleans County in Congress from 2002 to 2012 after redistricting pitted her against John LaFalce. She served in Congress for more than 30 years.
“The New York family continues to mourn the passing of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter,” Governor Cuomo said today. “She was a champion for our state who fought tirelessly for the Rochester area, and her remarkable legacy will carry on for generations to come. I ask all New Yorkers to join me in honoring the memory of a trailblazer who set an example for others to follow.”
CSEA President Danny Donohue also issued a statement today about the late congresswoman.
“On behalf of the 300,000 members of the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA), I send my deepest condolences to the family of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter,” Donohue said. “Congresswoman Slaughter was a longtime friend to CSEA and steadfast advocate for working men and women in New York and across the country. She truly understood the vital role labor unions serve in strengthening our economy, and worked hand in hand with us to improve workplace protections, increase wages for America’s working poor and middle class, and protect workers’ health and retirement benefits. I truly admired her integrity and fierce commitment to improving the lives of all working Americans. Congresswoman Slaughter was a champion and will be sorely missed.”