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Press Releases / August 10, 2021

New York Women Ready for New Leadership

On the heels of an exhaustive investigation that found Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women under state employment and broke the very workplace legal protections he signed into law, the three-time elected Governor resigned today. Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul assumes the Governorship in two weeks.

Press Releases / August 6, 2021

Women's Rights Leaders Serving on the NYS Council on Women & Girls Demand Accountability

As leaders of advocacy organizations whose work centers advancing equity for women and girls and who serve on the New York State Council on Women and Girls, we collectively condemn the behavior of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the pattern of sexual harassment outlined in the Attorney General’s investigation. See the full joint statement.

Media / August 3, 2021

Governor's Actions Indefensible Says NOW-NY President

The president of NOW-NY says Governor Cuomo's response to Attorney General James's report, which concluded Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, was an insult.

Press Releases / August 3, 2021

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Must Resign

A detailed investigation conducted by the NYS Attorney General's office confirmed extensive sexual harassment by the Governor. "It's over, the Governor must step down," said Sonia Ossorio, president of NOW-NY. "He's had his due process. It was a thorough investigation that ended in a devastating report that confirmed repeated sexual harassment and a toxic work environment."

Press Releases / July 27, 2021

City DAs Must Hold Sex Buyers to Account

Sex buying is neither a “quality of life” nor a “low-level offense” as many district attorneys claim. It is paid-for sexual misconduct that fuels sex trafficking, upholds racial and gender inequalities, and causes acute harm to the people purchased for sexual acts.