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Press Releases / September 18, 2019

Governor Signs Bill to Extend Statute of Limitations for Sexual Assault

NOW-NY fought for the law to give more survivors a shot at justice and calls on the NYPD to act. More than a decade after NOW-NY and Women's Justice NOW worked to eliminate the statute of limitations on rape in the first degree, Governor Cuomo signed legislation that will increase the reporting window for rape and sexual assault. The legislation signals the weight with which New York considers these crimes, and police and prosecutors across the state must meet the demand for fair and vigorous investigations that treat survivors with respect.

Press Releases / September 4, 2019

NOW-NY Stands With Home Healthcare Workers: End the 24-Hour Workday

The National Organization for Women New York is proud to stand with home health aides to end pay discrimination and the abusive practice of mandatory 24-hour shifts. Together with lawmakers and the Ain't I a Woman?! campaign, NOW is supporting legislation that will end strenuous 24-hour work days and ensure that the health of this majority-woman workforce is protected and the seniors they care for are getting the most attentive care available. 

Press Releases / August 9, 2019

NOW-NY Calls Out Stephen Ross for Supporting Trump

Equinox owner Stephen Ross is helping Trump raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for his re-election bid. Ross says he's a "champion of racial equality," but he's helping the most racist president in history reign 4 more years, by harnessing the 1% to fill Trumps's re-election coffers. Not on our watch!