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.
NYS Coronavirus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065
Get NYC COVID-19 Alerts: Text COVID to 692 692
Women are on the frontlines.
- In the US, women make up more than 70% of health care workers.
- Women make up a majority of part-time and informal workers around the world, who are usually the first to face cuts in periods of economic uncertainty.
- Women are more likely to take on the burden of care at home, from childcare to caring for a sick family member.
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
Get out the vote
Make a commitment to act. Make sure you are registered to vote and reach out to others.
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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