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Press Releases / November 9, 2020

Joe Biden wins presidency and Kamala Harris will become the first woman Vice President of the United States

We have made history, by electing the first Black, South Asian, and woman Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris. NOW-NYC celebrates a monumental win.

Press Releases / September 21, 2020

Scouting Champion Sydney Ireland Poised to Become First Female to Earn Eagle Rank

After 15 years in scouting and 9 years calling on the BSA to admit girls as official badge-earning members, on October 1, NYC scout Sydney Ireland, has reached her goal and will lead the inaugural class of women scouts poised to become the first female Eagle Scouts.

Press Releases / July 8, 2020

Supreme Court Rules Employers Can Deny Birth Control Coverage

On Wednesday, July 8th, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that employers with religious or moral objections to birth control can deny coverage to their employees. “The Affordable Care Act recognized that preventing unwanted pregnancy gives women power over their lives and actually reduces the number of abortions. Stripping thousands upon thousands of women of this benefit is not only supremely counterproductive, it's a women-hating policy,” said Sonia Ossorio, President of NOW New York.