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Events / July 29, 2020 / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Activist Power Hour: "Reproductive Rights, Health & Justice: What’s Next?"

Join our Repro Rights Power Hour with expert guests from All* Above All; Black Women’s Health Imperative; and the Center for Reproductive Rights. We’ll get an up-close look at the Supreme Court’s recent decision to strike down a restrictive Louisiana abortion law; what cases remain in the pipeline to directly challenge Roe; and how Black women, non-Black women of color, and low-income communities are leading the charge to demand access to reproductive health care.

Media / July 13, 2020

NOW-NY Calls on Governor to Recognize Home Healthcare Workers as Essential Workers

NOW-NY joined Ain't I A Woman? Campaign to demand the Governor recognize home healthcare workers as essential workers. “These are women taking care of our most vulnerable,” said Sonia Ossorio, President of NOW New York State. The demands included access to personal protective equipment, fair pay, and an end to 24hr shifts, to keep themselves healthy and their patients safe.

Press Releases / July 8, 2020

Supreme Court Rules Employers Can Deny Birth Control Coverage

On Wednesday, July 8th, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that employers with religious or moral objections to birth control can deny coverage to their employees. “The Affordable Care Act recognized that preventing unwanted pregnancy gives women power over their lives and actually reduces the number of abortions. Stripping thousands upon thousands of women of this benefit is not only supremely counterproductive, it's a women-hating policy,” said Sonia Ossorio, President of NOW New York.

Press Releases / July 1, 2020

Women's Movement Brief Filed in Support of ERA

The battle for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) entered another phase today as 52 prominent women’s rights and social justice groups across the country filed an amicus curiae brief opposing the efforts of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to stop the Equal Rights Amendment following its ratification by Nevada, Illinois and Virginia – the final three of the thirty-eight states required for an amendment to the Constitution.