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Media / February 29, 2020

What's next for the #MeToo movement?

A Manhattan jury found disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein guilty on two counts; third degree rape and criminal sex act. The verdict is seen as a victory for the ‘Me Too’ movement, however this case is the tip of the iceberg in a pervasive culture of abuse against women.

Events / March 10, 2020 / 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Suppressed: The Fight to Vote - Film Screening & Talk

Join us for a film screening and discussion! We'll be watching the new documentary "Suppressed: The Fight To Vote," about Stacey Abrams' historic run for Governor of Georgia. We will be joined by Sean Morales-Doyle, Senior Counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice, to talk about the long history of voter suppression that has targeted Black Americans and also what to expect as we gear up for 2020.

Media / February 25, 2020

Weinstein Case Could Influence Other Sex Crime Prosecutions

“This is not a signal that our systems and institutions are magically transformed,” said Sonia Ossorio, the president of the National Organization for Women’s New York chapter, who sat through most of the trial. “This is one case, one man. We’ve got to keep it in perspective.”

Media / February 20, 2020

Reform demanded at NYPD's Special Victims Division after disturbing report about sex assault victim

Advocates for victims of sex crimes were fired up outside City Hall. They said was a series of mistakes by the Special Victims Division that allowed the suspect to dodge the rape charge even after his fingerprints were found on a condom wrapper inside the victim’s apartment

Media / February 20, 2020

NYPD Special Victims Division still doesn’t have its act together, advocates say

“The mayor of this city owes the women of this city an apology,” said Sonia Ossorio, president of the National Organization for Women — New York. “Substandard police responses to sex crimes has happened on his watch.”