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Press Releases / May 6, 2020

SCOTUS Cannot Allow Employers to Deny Women Coverage to Birth Control

NOW members know that religion is no excuse for bigotry against women. Tens of millions of women need subsidized contraceptive services and supplies because they are unable to access or purchase them on their own, and more than half of young adult women say cost concerns have led them to not use their birth control method as directed.

Press Releases / April 22, 2020

NOW Files Amicus Brief to Prevent Abortion Ban in Alabama

An historic coalition of women’s rights, civil rights, human rights, and reproductive justice groups filed an amicus brief yesterday in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals supporting the federal district court’s decision to prevent Alabama’s COVID-19 order from resulting in the denial of abortion access to the women of Alabama and the potential criminalization of abortion providers.

Press Releases / April 17, 2020

NOW Partners with Coronavirus Care Fund to Offer Relief for Domestic Workers

National Organization for Women is partnering with the National Domestic Workers Alliance’s (NDWA) Coronavirus Care Fund to rush emergency relief for domestic workers during this crisis.

Press Releases / March 11, 2020

Harvey Weinstein Convicted and Sentenced

Harvey Weinstein was sentenced on March 11 to 23 years in prison. “With this conviction, the more than 80 women who have come forward to describe sexual harassment, groping, coercion and sexual assault, can find relief that the extensive predation by Harvey Weinstein has come to an end,” said Sonia Ossorio, president of the National Organization for Women in New York State.

Press Releases / March 2, 2020

Gloria Steinem, Survivors & Advocates Demand Mayor De Blasio Take Action

“Mayor De Blasio is not a lame duck. He can ensure the NYPD takes immediate action to provide public safety and restore the public's trust," said Sonia Ossorio, President of the National Organization for Women - New York. "Either he cares about delivering the best service to rape victims or he's fine with the status quo."