A trio of Democratic candidates in the Hudson Valley held a rally over the weekend with abortion-rights advocates to boost the 10-point women’s agenda in Albany.

The rally, headlined by Sen. Terry Gipson, Senate hopeful Justin Wagner and Assembly candidate Andrew Falk, comes after a half-dozen candidates for state Senate failed to qualify for the Women’s Equality Party, the new ballot line formed this year meant to boost the package of measures proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2013.

But the rally also comes as Democrats around the state continue to push the issue on the campaign trail after the women’s agenda faltered in Albany.

“In just over a month, the people of the Hudson Valley will have a choice whether they want a State Senator who supports the Women’s Equality Act, or my opponent who wants to take away the rights women have had for over 40 years since Roe Vs. Wade. I believe we must protect these rights, and pass the Women’s Equality Act that will also ensure equal pay for equal work and greater protections against domestic violence,” Gipson said in a statement.

Gipson, along with Wagner, are among the Democrats running in battleground races this year that could decide control of the state Senate.

Nevertheless, Democrats believe the women’s agenda remains a winning issue for them, especially when it comes to the provision aimed at codifying Roe v. Wade in state law.

Senate Republicans have approved aspects of the legislation, including pay equity and a measure designed to crack down on human trafficking, but have balked at the abortion plank.

Democrats, meanwhile, argue the agenda ought to be passed a whole considering that it was negotiated as one piece of legislation.

Groups supporting abortion rights in the state, meanwhile, have been very active this cycle backing Democratic candidates.

“NARAL Pro-Choice New York is so proud to endorse Sen. Terry Gipson for reelection,” said NARAL Pro-Choice New York President Andrea Miller in a statement. “His support of women’s rights, health, and equality have been crucial – and unwavering – over the past session. With champions like Sen. Gipson leading the way, we can finally pass the Women’s Equality Act. He understands – like the vast majority of New York voters do — that enshrining the protections of Roe v. Wade for a woman’s health and right to choose in New York’s state law is core to women’s equality. Hudson Valley has no better ally and advocate than Sen. Gipson.”