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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

Stephen Ross Loses Right to Champion Equality

NOW NY is calling out Stephen Ross, billionaire Hudson Yards developer, for declaring himself a “champion of racial equality” while continuing to support and help fund Donald Trump’s re-election campaign. Ross is set to host a fundraiser luncheon on Friday at his Southampton home with attendees paying up to $250,000.

Press Releases / June 20, 2019

NY Legislature Expands Statute of Limitations on Rape

Thirteen years after NOW-NYC and Women's Justice NOW worked to eliminate the statute of limitations on rape in the first degree, the NY legislature has extended the statute of limitations for rape in the second and third degree and criminal sexual acts in the second degree.