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Blog / March 19, 2020

As we collectively face major changes to our everyday lives in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic, NOW New York City remains committed to the health and safety of our community, members, and supporters. Throughout this crisis, we will continue in our role of connecting you to the factual information you need to navigate these difficult times in the lead up to the most consequential election in our lifetimes. We stand alongside you with strength and resilience, and in the fight to highlight facts and truth.

To stay informed on COVID-19:
NYS Facts | NYC Updates | CDC Resources

NYS Coronavirus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065
Get NYC COVID-19 Alerts: Text COVID to 692 692

Women are on the frontlines.

Policies that support equality, freedom from violence, and economic security help all of us – especially in times of crisis. The policies that NOW has always been committed to – paid sick leave and parental leave, a strong social safety net, comprehensive healthcare, and fair worker protections – are ones that make us all stronger. It’s important to remember, especially in times of crisis, that we cannot protect our communities without addressing the needs of the most vulnerable.

Join in on armchair activism.

3 Ways to Take Action from Home NOW


Share job protections & paid sick leave info

Our state is on the cusp of passing expanded legislation to protect the health, safety, and economic security of New Yorkers during this crisis and beyond. Share the news.

Need advice on how the Coronavirus is impacting your job?

Call the Gender Equality Law Center Legal Hotline: 888.833.4363
Email 
help@genderequalitylaw.org.


Get out the vote

Make a commitment to act. Make sure you are registered to vote and reach out to others. 

Write postcards to voters or letters to encourage new voter registration. Let’s remind and inspire people to stay committed to voting in their upcoming elections!


Support those facing domestic violence

National NOW shared this roundup from our allies at the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) which updated resources for advocates and includes state-by-state information to meet the challenges of providing uninterrupted services for survivors. The risk for domestic violence rises during times of isolation, so it is more vital than ever that women have access to these resources.

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