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Press Releases / November 4, 2019

Mayor Must Act to Address Crimes Against Women

NOW-NYC President Sonia Ossorio said, "Mayor de Blasio has a limited window to take urgent action on the NYPD's response to sex crimes. The #MeToo movement was unleashed during de Blasio's tenure, forcing a spotlight on the lackluster record and persistent under-resourcing of the NYPD's Special Victims Division. This is his last opportunity to turn around the division on his watch..."

Press Releases / October 23, 2019

D.C. City Council Will Not Move Forward on Vote to Fully Decriminalize the Commercial Sex Industry

With prostitution and human trafficking survivors testifying to the harms of the sex industry at a marathon hearing on October 17, the chair of the D.C. Council’s Judiciary and Public Safety Committee has announced that the Council is taking no further action.

Press Releases / September 18, 2019

Victory! Governor Signs Bill Giving More Survivors a Shot at Justice

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!