We are strengthening our laws and passing new ones to achieve real, lasting change that reflects the challenges and realities that women face.
We change policy and set a precedent.
We led the fight in New York to end the statute of limitations on first degree rape more than 10 years ago–and we successfully pushed in 2019 to increase the reporting window for more survivors of sexual assault. We ushered in no-fault divorce, put a stop to child marriage in our state, and helped close the loophole that allowed abusers to buy and have guns.
Child Victims Act: Passed!
Bill Number:S.809-2017 / A.05885A-2017
Stopping Revenge Porn: Passed!
Sponsors:Senator Monica R. Martinez
Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act
Sponsors:Representative Karen Bass
Bill Number:H.R. 1585
Connect with your reps
It’s easy to forget, but important to do: Please thank the leaders who are co-sponsoring pro-women’s rights legislation, so they know just how much it means to you that they have our back. You should also ask your other reps to get on board. It’s easy! Call, email, write, or tweet. Be sure to include @NOW_NYC in your tweets or cc firstname.lastname@example.org to keep us in the loop!
Here’s what you should include in your message:
- Your name and neighborhood
- The bill name and number
- A short and simple message about why this legislation matters to you.
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We’re empowering you to be the truth tellers, the rule makers, and the rally voices. We can’t do this alone, and neither should you.