Women hold only 20% of the seats in Congress and less than 25% of seats in our New York State legislature – 26th in the nation. NOW-NYC is committed to increasing women’s representation: we are educating voters on the women’s rights credentials of local candidates, working to elect pro-choice and pro-women’s rights leaders to represent our city, and lobbying for a strong platform of equality that cuts across issues.
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The New York State Local and State Primaries are Tuesday, September 13, 2016, and the national General Election is Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Are you registered to vote? Do you know where to vote? Find answers to your voting questions here.
Women in Politics
As of 2015, women only make up 20% of Congress. Getting women in the political sphere is crucial for the advancement of women’s rights. Check out our fact sheet for the latest statistics about women in politics.
Who Does NOW-NYC Endorse?
Candidates for city and state offices representing NYC voters
The NOW-NYC PAC endorses candidates who represent voters living in New York City at the state and city level. This includes candidates seeking citywide office, City Council seats, or those representing New York City voters in the New York State Assembly and Senate. (Note, if you are seeking to represent voters in Brooklyn or Queens, please contact the Brooklyn/Queens NOW chapter.) Reach out to email@example.com or call 212.627.9895 for more information.
Candidates for offices outside of NYC
The NOW-NYC PAC also serves as a point of contact for candidates seeking to represent State voters at the state level, including State Assembly or Senate seats representing voters outside of New York City and those seeking to represent New York State voters. Read out to nownewyorkstate@gmail. com or call 212.627.9350 for more information.
Candidates for federal office
NOW National endorses candidates in federal races at the recommendation of our state chapter, which is made up of representatives from chapters throughout New York State, including NOW-NYC. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212.627.9350 for more information.
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Friday, Oct 21 | 9:30am - 4:30pm Amending America: Women's Rights and Gender Equality
Saturday, Oct 22 | 7:00am - 11:00am Clinic Escorting
Tuesday, Oct 25 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm NOW-NYC Phone Banking for Hillary
Saturday, Oct 29 | 7:00am - 11:00am Clinic Escorting
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