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Press Releases / December 17, 2019

NOW New York Calls for an End to Victim-Blaming Rape Laws

A national study funded by the U.S. Department of Justice found that more than a third of rape victims had either been given a drug or alcohol or were targeted after consuming alcohol. NOW-NY President Sonia Ossorio said, "Drinking to excess is not an invitation to be raped. But the way some of our laws are written, you’d think it was. That is going to change.”

Media / December 12, 2019

New Leadership for Long Island's 3rd Congressional District

Melanie D’Arrigo is a health care advocate from L.I. who briefly lived in Long Island City and she is running a progressive grassroots campaign to unseat incumbent politician U.S Rep. Thomas Suozzi (D-L.I., Little Neck) from New York’s 3rd District.

Media / November 21, 2019

Women working for Mayor face pay gap

“Compounded over the years of employment at City Hall, it’s a significant loss of income for those women,” said Sonia Ossorio, president of the National Organization for Women New York City and New York State. “When you consider that many women experience a pay gap at many points throughout their career, the loss is staggering and impacts families’ standard of living and women’s quality of life in retirement.”