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Press Releases / January 11, 2022

NOW NY Endorses Letitia James for Attorney General

“Letitia James is a leader who never fails to speak truth to power, and we know she will continue to be an exemplary Attorney General for all New Yorkers. We are thrilled to endorse her because we know she will continue to be a strong champion for women and families across New York and will help move our state forward,” said Sonia Ossorio, President of the National Organization for Women of New York.

Press Releases / January 7, 2022

NOW NY Urges Assembly to Close Intoxication Loophole

This legislation would close the rape intoxication loophole, allowing sex crimes charges to be brought in cases where a victim has become voluntarily intoxicated, if a reasonable person should have known that the victim was incapable of giving consent. We cannot set the bar in our criminal justice system so low that drinking too much alcohol and becoming unable to consent is a permission slip for rape.

Press Releases / December 29, 2021

Ghislaine Maxwell Guilty Verdict Sheds Light on Sex Trafficking

In the closely watched federal sex trafficking case, the jury convicted Ghislaine Maxwell on all but one count of sex trafficking and related charges in which mostly disadvantaged underage girls were recruited and groomed over multiple years and across state lines and international borders for the personal sexploitation of wealthy privileged men.

Media / December 17, 2021

Adrienne Adams Declares Victory in City Council Speaker Race

“Adrienne is ready to lead and ready to hold her own. She won't be a rubber stamp for the Mayor. That balance of power is critical," said Sonia Ossorio, NOW-NYC Executive Director.

Press Releases / December 16, 2021

Women's Political Organizations Support Adrienne Adam's Speakership

NOW-NYC, along with 21 in 21 and Eleanor's Legacy, called for the City’s leaders to create a unifying council that will represent the needs of all New Yorkers and stand formally with Councilmember Adrienne Adams and her supporters.