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Press Releases / July 27, 2021

City DAs Must Hold Sex Buyers to Account

Sex buying is neither a “quality of life” nor a “low-level offense” as many district attorneys claim. It is paid-for sexual misconduct that fuels sex trafficking, upholds racial and gender inequalities, and causes acute harm to the people purchased for sexual acts.

Press Releases / April 21, 2021

Manhattan DA Vance Ends Prosecuting Sex Trade Survivors

After a sustained campaign calling on District Attorneys throughout New York to decline prosecuting women and LGBTQ individuals in the sex trade, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance joins Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez, Queens DA Melinda Katz, and Bronx DA Darcel Clark in seeking dismissal of thousands of outstanding past prostitution warrants.

Press Releases / April 20, 2021

NOW-NYC Statement on the Conviction of Derek Chauvin in the case of George Floyd’s murder

The conviction of Derek Chauvin on all three charges brought against him has demonstrated that police are not above the law. This case has forced a reckoning with police violence and the systemic racism that upholds it. We will honor George Floyd's memory with real change and a push to end police brutality and racist violence.