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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.

Media / March 20, 2020

NOW endorses Dana Balter for Congress in NY-24

“Dana has the tenacity and commitment that’s needed to win in this battleground race and turn it blue. After putting in the hard work, she came incredibly close to unseating her Republican opponent in 2018. She is a proven fighter who will flip this seat in November and deliver real change for central and western New Yorkers,” said Sonia Ossorio, president of the National Organization for Women – New York.

Media / March 2, 2020

Anti-Rape Advocates Demand Reform Of NYPD’s Special Victims Division

Gloria Steinem joined the rally at City Hall after a bombshell report in the New York Times last month detailed how many NYPD detectives allegedly dismissed and New York University student’s claim of rape.

“This story symbolizes the fact that something is terribly lacking with the NYPD's Special Victims Division,” said Steinem.

Media / February 29, 2020

What's next for the #MeToo movement?

A Manhattan jury found disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein guilty on two counts; third degree rape and criminal sex act. The verdict is seen as a victory for the ‘Me Too’ movement, however this case is the tip of the iceberg in a pervasive culture of abuse against women.

Media / February 25, 2020

Weinstein Case Could Influence Other Sex Crime Prosecutions

“This is not a signal that our systems and institutions are magically transformed,” said Sonia Ossorio, the president of the National Organization for Women’s New York chapter, who sat through most of the trial. “This is one case, one man. We’ve got to keep it in perspective.”