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Statement from Sonia Ossorio, President, NOW-NYC in response to the news that Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will not face criminal charges:

“Mr. Scheiderman is yet another powerful man who hasn’t been held accountable in a court of law for his abuse of women. Mark my word we will be going to Albany to strengthen the laws to ensure that women are protected from physical abuse and these abusers will be held accountable.

Mr. Schneiderman used his office as a weapon to exert political and law enforcement power on his victims. These survivors have done a great public service in bravely taking him on. Eric Schneiderman has no power left to yield against women.

The Eric Schneiderman case must be seen as a victory. The women who came forward were heralded, not dismissed and he has no power left to yield against them or anyone. This victory will play forward in Albany when the new Democratic legislature makes sexual abuse crimes against women and children a top priority.”

Interested in lobbying with us? Join our Legislative Action Group NOW!

The post Another Powerful Man Not Prosecuted for Abuse appeared first on NOW-NYC |.

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Phone Banking to Flip the House Blue @ NOW- NYC

With only a few weeks left until the election it is critical that we act NOW to ensure strong women’s rights leaders are elected into office; leaders who will listen to women.

10/30/2018 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

11/03/2018 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Come and join the NOW-NYC team in our office to phone bank for the strong women’s rights candidates we have endorsed. You’ll receive training before making calls and snacks and refreshments will be provided.

We’re counting on you to help us!

Register here.

The post Phone Banking to Flip the House Blue appeared first on NOW-NYC |.

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It was a hard two weeks, as women and survivors were silenced by too many of our elected officials. We may be disappointed and outraged, but this will only inspire us to redouble our efforts, to elect new leaders this November 6th. People are fired up, united in protest, and now is NOT the time to give up.

It’s more clear than ever that we have to vote in leaders who will listen…

Our leaders are ignoring us and that’s why we need to replace them.

Join the Women Electing Women NOW Team of volunteers for the most consequential midterm election of our lives here.

Republicans are fired up over Kavanaugh’s nomination and that is why we need you to take action NOW. We must seize this pivotal opportunity to elect leaders who will denounce sexism and racism and who will stand up for women.

Our greatest power is at the ballot box this November 6th. 

Join us in our canvassing, phone-banking, and get-out-the-vote efforts NOW!

As NOW-NYC President Sonia Ossorio said, “We are going to have to live with the results of this vote for decades. In fact, our daughters and sons are going to be the most deeply impacted by what happens in the next 48 hours. We unequivocally believe that Kavanaugh’s record and his performances at his nomination hearings do not meet the standard of integrity and character we must uphold for our Supreme Court.”

To read about what’s at stake, click here.

The post Kavanaugh Confirmed But We Won’t Give Up appeared first on NOW-NYC |.

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It’s clear: Kavanaugh fails scrutiny for a lifetime appointment to Supreme Court

STATEMENT OF NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN – NEW YORK

September 26, 2018 —  A third woman, Julie Swetnick, has come forward with allegations of sexual assault and misconduct by Brett Kavanaugh. In her sworn affidavit, she describes Kavanaugh engaging in the targeting of women at parties with drugs and alcohol to facilitate rape.

This is beyond partisan politics. Our U.S. Senate must immediately stop any confirmation vote from going forward in light of this series of serious and corroborated allegations. It has become clear that Brett Kavanaugh’s record cannot withstand the scrutiny necessary to earn a lifetime appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. A full investigation into these allegations must be conducted, and the White House should withdraw the nomination immediately.

For press inquiries: Rose Levy +1.202.262.1635 |  To TAKE ACTION

The post Stop the Vote & Withdraw Kavanaugh’s Nomination appeared first on NOW-NYC |.

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We’re aiming to flip our state senate and turn the house blue in November. NOW-NYC volunteers will be organizing in neighborhoods across the city and north east for congressional and senate candidates that are pro-choice and will stand up for women’s rights.

Join the Women Electing Women NOW Team of volunteers for the most consequential midterm election of our lives.

Sign up here!

“New Yorkers will push for changes we need where we can – in the voting booth.” 

Voting in the midterm elections is crucial to our democracy.

How to register to vote.

Find out if you’re registered and where you should go to vote.

Register online! If you have a NYS driver’s license, permit or non-driver I.D. that is up to date, you can register to vote online through the DMV.

The outcome of this election will be determined by women voters. In the 2014 non-presidential election, 6.2 million more women than men went to the polls. Read Rebecca Traister on how single American women have become a political force that won’t be stopped and reach out now to make sure the women and men in your lives are registered!

Currently, the House of Representatives is composed of 193 Democrats, 236 Republicans, and 6 Vacancies. Democrats need to secure 218 seats to gain control! This means Democrats need to gain at least 23 seats.

The post Volunteer: Women Electing Women NOW Team! appeared first on NOW-NYC |.

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