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Media / October 5, 2020

Sydney Ireland Becomes First Female Eagle Scout

"I am so grateful to everyone that has supported me on this path to Eagle, including elected officials and the National Organization for Women-NYC. This is such a wonderful opportunity for young women to achieve greater equality." Sydney Ireland on officially earning Eagle Scout Rank.

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.

Media / September 8, 2020

NOW organizing a Buffalo-area chapter

"Any city that has no women on its city council must have a NOW chapter. We need to be in Buffalo in 2021," said NOW New York President Sonia Ossorio, who is leading efforts to organize a local chapter.

Media / July 13, 2020

NOW-NY Calls on Governor to Recognize Home Healthcare Workers as Essential Workers

NOW-NY joined Ain't I A Woman? Campaign to demand the Governor recognize home healthcare workers as essential workers. “These are women taking care of our most vulnerable,” said Sonia Ossorio, President of NOW New York State. The demands included access to personal protective equipment, fair pay, and an end to 24hr shifts, to keep themselves healthy and their patients safe.

Press Releases / July 1, 2020

Women's Movement Brief Filed in Support of ERA

The battle for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) entered another phase today as 52 prominent women’s rights and social justice groups across the country filed an amicus curiae brief opposing the efforts of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to stop the Equal Rights Amendment following its ratification by Nevada, Illinois and Virginia – the final three of the thirty-eight states required for an amendment to the Constitution.