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Press Releases / December 15, 2021

New NYPD Commissioner Must Prioritize Sex Crimes

When she is sworn in as the 45th NYPD Commissioner next month, Keechant Sewell will make history as the first woman to ascend to the top job. “The prospect of a woman leading the NYPD brings the opportunity for dynamic positive change,” said Sonia Ossorio, Executive Director of NOW-NYC. “Especially in changing culture and in thinking expansively on how to keep women safe, and that’s by boosting resources, staffing, training, and oversight in the Special Victims Division.”

Press Releases / December 15, 2021

NOW-NYC Urges Council Members to Vote for Adrienne Adams for Speaker

"An all-male top leadership in NYC just isn't acceptable," said Sonia Ossorio, Executive Director of NOW-NYC, which works to advance women's rights, policy, and leadership. "Adrienne is ready to lead and ready to hold her own. She won't be a rubber stamp for the Mayor," Ossorio said. "That balance of power is critical. We urge council members to pledge their support for her."

Press Releases / September 9, 2021

Women Mobilize Against Texas Abortion Ban

Today, the National Organization for Women - NY mobilized with members, allies, and elected leaders to send a clear message that the Texas abortion ban is unconstitutional and dangerous to the lives of women and people in need of reproductive healthcare in the U.S. The law, which went into effect on September 1st, is the most extreme ban in effect in the country, ending access to abortion after just six weeks of pregnancy with no exceptions for rape or incest. Since most women don’t even yet know they are pregnant at six weeks, the law effectively ends abortion in the state of Texas.

Press Releases / September 1, 2021

TEXAS BANS MOST ABORTIONS

Texas Senate Bill #SB8 will go into effect on September 1st, ending access to abortion after six weeks of pregnancy and creating a hostile legal environment that would allow anyone to sue abortion providers and “aiders and abetters” in civil court.“ This extreme new ban is an assault on women’s lives and dignity,” said Sonia Ossorio, president of NOW-NY. “It’s unconstitutional, and it sets a dangerous course for many states."