Women hold only 19.4% of the seats in Congress and 25% of seats in our New York State legislature. Out of the 51 seats in the New York City Council, only 14 are held by women. 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.
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. Download our 2017 PAC Candidate Questionnaire here. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Reach out to nownewyorkstate@gmail. com or call 212.627.9895 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 email@example.com or call 212.627.9895 for more information.
Who Represents Me?
Women in Politics
As of 2017, women only make up a little more than 19% 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.
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