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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.

Press Releases / April 8, 2021

NOW-NYC & Gloria Steinem Endorse Tali Farhadian Weinstein for Manhattan District Attorney

Today, citing the breadth of her experience as a federal and local prosecutor, her commitment to criminal justice reform, and her detailed plans to transform the office’s response to gender-based violence, Gloria Steinem and the National Organization for Women - New York City announced their endorsement of Tali Farhadian Weinstein for Manhattan District Attorney.

Press Releases / March 11, 2021

NOW Calls for Governor to Resign

It has become untenable for the Governor to remain in office. Regardless of whether the Governor heeds calls to resign, NOW members are adamant that a full and thorough investigation goes forward. As women, listening to these firsthand accounts is like a punch in the gut.