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It's Time to Get "Activist" - New Volunteer Opportunities

Jerin




Dear NOW-NYC Volunteer,
We need your help in the next few weeks to elect pro-choice candidates, support rape survivors, and defend a local women's health clinic.  Check out all the opportunities to get involved below!

Thank you for your ongoing support and energy,
The NOW-NYC Team



Phone Bank for Assembly Member Amy Paulin,
A Strong Women's Rights Advocate

Monday, Nov. 1, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm | NOW-NYC @ 150 W. 28 St.
Assemblywoman Amy Paulin is facing a hard-charging anti-choice challenger on November 2nd in the 88th district in Westchester.  We need your help to ensure her re-election. 
Ms. Paulin has an outstanding record on women's rights, including fighting violence against women and supporting choice: 
-- She won passage of a bill eliminating the statute of limitations in rape cases, broadening the chance for survivors to secure justice against their attackers. 
-- She sponsored and passed laws to lengthen orders of protection for domestic violence victims, to expand Family Court access to victims of dating violence, and to stop human traffickers.

Help us get out the vote for her on election day!

 
Email: contact@nownyc.org  |  Call: 212.627.9895  | Let us know you can make it!



Choice and Community
Get Involved!
We need volunteers for community outreach.
Give us a call today, and we'll get you started. 
Upcoming opportunities include:


(1)  Saturday, October 23, 5:30 pm - 8 pm, @  Bronx Museum



(2)  Friday, October 29, Daytime Slots Available @  CUNY Women's Leadership Conference, Hunter College
(68th & Lex)


Email:  contact@nownyc.org  |  Call:  212.627.9895  |  Let us know your availability



NOW-NYC Founding Chapter LogoWomen's Health Clinic Needs Our Help!
Volunteers Needed Saturdays & Weekdays.
Stand up to anti-choice protesters and protect women's access to health care.  Join NOW-NYC on mornings 8:30 am - 12 pm at Dr. Emily's Women's Health Clinic in the Bronx. Together, we'll stand up against the "40 days for life" protesters that are trying to intimidate women from accessing the clinic. 

Call 212.627.9895 or email kristantoth@yahoo.com ASAP to get involved!
Let her know if you have weekday hours available.
Directions: 560 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY, (E. 149th St 6 Station or BX 19 bus)



Juvenile Counselor Sexually Assaults 3 Teen Girls, Gets Probation?! 
Help Secure Justice for Young Victims
You signed our petition, now make sure your friends have signed!  We've collected over 2500 signatures, and we need your help to get more.
  Get the full story here.

What you can do:
1.  Sign our petition NOW to Justice Cassandra Mullen to demand jail time for this violent offender and justice for the victims. 

2.  Forward the petition and the article to your friends, and post on Facebook and Twitter.  The more signatures we get, the bigger our impact on this case.

Petition URL: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/now-nyc_justiceforassaultvictims/



NOW-NYC Members Get Real Deals:


To learn about more of NOW-NYC's actions, meetings, and events please visit us at:
www.nownyc.org

Stop Pres Obama & His Administration from an All-Out Attack on Choice

Jerin







Take Action!

Explanation from NOW-NYC:
Obama Administration Goes Too Far

According to a recent statement by the Obama Administration, women who need to purchase "high-risk" pool insurance plans will not have access to insurance coverage for abortion.  These plans will cover individuals with pre-existing conditions until the health exchanges are established in 2014.

This means that for the next three years, women with health problems such as diabetes or breast cancer--the women most likely to have pregnancy complications--will be denied insurance coverage for abortion.  Women enrolled in these plans will not even be able to use their own funds to cover abortion through their plans.

This policy takes away abortion insurance coverage for those women who are likely to need it most. Pro-choice activists helped defeat Stupak from being passed in Congress, but now the White House is establishing a Stupak-like policy for the "high-risk" pools, going even further than the Nelson compromise that was passed in the health care reform bill. 

Act NOW to tell the "Pro-Choice" White House that this is unacceptable! 
President Obama (202) 456-1111

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (877) 696-6775

Get More Info and a Sample Letter Here 
From NOW NY State:
During the 2008 Presidential campaign, NOW-NYS President Marcia Pappas warned ad nauseam that Obama was not to be trusted on the abortion choice issue. Pappas repeatedly explained that Obama's Illinois senatorial record was "at best shaky on choice. And Vice President Joe Biden also had a bad record on choice. Women and progressive men must finally realize that 'Democrat' is not synonymous with 'pro-choice.'" 
But In spite of Pappas' alarm, pro choice women and progressive men were fooled by Obama's rhetoric. In a recent interview Pappas remarked: "I believe Hillary Clinton would never have allowed this to happen. She understands that a woman's fundamental right to make decisions about her own body is paramount. As a staunch supporter of Hillary Clinton, I continued to cast my vote for her throughout the election process, to the end. Obama was never fully on board for choice; and I was never fooled by his hypocrisy. It saddened me that others were so easily swayed. America lost its chance to have a great leader; and women will suffer the consequences."   
Pappas continued: "For example, this new burden will endanger women for whom pregnancy is extremely dangerous because of pre-existing medical conditions like breast cancer, diabetes, or AIDS. For such women, abortion coverage will be totally prohibited. How many more of these assaults can women take?"
Pappas concluded: "It is time for everyone who cares about women's health to stand up and be counted. NOW-NYS is asking you to take action today. Tell Obama he cannot allow this to happen. Women's  lives are worth more than this. This decision can only be seen as a trade for something else that  Obama wants. Those who supported Obama should be outraged by this recent move to restrict American women from getting the health care they need." 


Help us fight back!  We will not go back! Please donate to NOW-NYS to help us do the work that is needed to protect women's health care.  Without your financial help, we will never win this fight for equality!
Donate to NOW-New York State at
(NOW-NYS, Inc. takes no government money. We depend on our generous donors and members to provide us with the financial help that we need to do our work.)

Urgent Action: Help Pass Anti-Strangulation Bill NOW! | Program on Men & Domestic Violence - This Thursday

YoungFeminists




TAKE ACTION!
Support Harsher Penalties for Abusers That Strangle 
Leaders on This Bill Need to Hear From You 

NOW-NYC LogoIncredibly, in New York, choking or strangling someone by compressing her neck is not considered an assault.  Although this is a terrifying form of abuse that could be deadly, the bar for evidence of physical injury under current law is set far too high to make an arrest.  That's because choking someone often leaves little physical evidence of abuse, letting batterers get away without penalty.

NOW-NYC is poised to change this, but we need your help to make it happen!  We worked directly with our allies in the Senate and Assembly to get a strong anti-strangulation bill introduced (S-6987A/A-10161A) that would make it a crime to choke or suffocate someone, whether or not the victim sustains a visible physical injury.  With all the bills competing for attention, it will make a big difference for our leaders to hear that this issue is a priority.
 
Here's How to Take Action: Please take five minutes to call the three key sponsors TODAY and tell them: 

"Thank you so much for sponsoring the anti-strangulation bill (S-6987A /
A-10161A ).  As a New Yorker who cares about ending domestic violence, I commend your leadership on this issue.  I urge you to make sure this gets passed quickly in the Senate and Assembly."

Thank the Anti-Strangulation Bill Sponsors:
      State Senator Eric Schneiderman at 518-455-2041 or 212-544-0173

      Assembly Member Helene Weinstein at 518-455-5462 or 718-648-4700

      Assembly Member Joseph Lentol at 518-455-4477 or 718-383-7474

NOW-NYC thanks you for your support on this issue.  It will be a five minutes well spent!  Learn more at right.



MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM THIS WEEK
Violence Unmasked: The Men Behind the Abuse & The Culture That Fuels It
This Thursday, May 27th, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Violence Against Women ImageWe have been deluged by news of high profile domestic violence cases: the Patterson cover-up, White Plains mayor Adam Bradley, ex-Senator Hiram Monserrate, and singer Chris Brown. Join us for an inside look on the men who abuse, how to prevent the violence, and how we're working to strengthen our domestic violence laws.
Panelists: 
 - Phyllis B. Frank, Director, VCS Domestic Violence Program for Men
 - Dan Goodman, Program Coordinator, Choices, Fordham & Tremont
 - Stephanie Nilva, Esq., Executive Director, Day One
 - Sonia Ossorio, Moderator, Executive Director, NOW-NYC

Please RSVP:  212.627.9895 | contact@nownyc.org |  Learn More
Event Location: NOW-NYC, 150 W. 28th St. #304 @ 7th Avenue, NYC
Subway: 1, R, W, 6 to 28th St. | B, D, F, V, Q, N, A, C, 2, 3 to 34th St.


Anti-Strangulation Bill UPDATES: 



Quick Links


Learn More About
NOW-NYC

Activist Night: Jun.8
Join us for PRIDE prep party & committee meetings.

Check Out Our Issues

2010 Legislative Agenda

Catch-up on your feminist news: Our Spring 2010 Newsletter
whatNOW

To learn about more of NOW-NYC's actions, meetings, and events please visit us at:

Tue, 3/16: Sexism in America: Get the Low Down & Upcoming events

Jerin

MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM: TOMORROW NIGHT!
Is Sexism the New Status Quo?
Tuesday, March 16th, 6:30 pm
NOW-NYC Hosts Author, Barbara Berg

Sexism in our workplaces, schools, and media is on the rise, yet too few seem outraged.  Why?!  Get some real answers with Barbara Berg, award-winning activist, mother, and author of Sexism in America: Alive, Well, and Ruining Our Future.

RSVP:   212.627.9895 | contact@nownyc.org
Held @ 150 W. 28th St. #304 @ 7th Avenue, NYC
Subway: 1, R, W or 6 to 28th St. | B, D, F, V, Q, N, A, C, 2, 3 to 34th St.

GET OUT THE VOTE!
NOW Endorses Jose Peralta for NYS State Senate in Special Election
If you live in East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, or Corona Queens – Be Sure to Vote on Tuesday, March 16th!

Jose Peralta is a strong advocate for women, and NOW supports him. Take action to elect a real pro-woman leader and to defeat the expelled Hiram Monserrate, a convicted perpetrator of domestic violence.

REGULARLY SCHEDULED PROGRAMS
Yoga Classes for Current
NOW-NYC Members!
Held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month
Special dates for March:  March 17 & 31st @ 6:30 p.m.

- 60 minute vinyasa class
- Taught by a certified yoga instructor
-You must be a current member to participate:  Join NOW!

Please call 212.627.9895 to RSVP or email contact@nownyc.org to reserve a spot.  Space limited. Donations encouraged, not required.

Head to Heal: Yoga for Violence Survivors & Advocates New
Held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month
Next dates: March 24th, April 7th @ 6:30 p.m.

- Head to Heal is a specialized yoga program for women survivors of violence, their supporters, and advocates who work on their behalf.
- Session includes a 60 minute vinyasa class, followed by a 15-30 minute cool-down and discussion (optional).
- No RSVP necessary.  Extra mats are available for use.
-Donations are encouraged, not required.


SAVE THE DATE
Activist Night!
Second Tuesday of Every Month
Next Date:  Tuesday, April 13th, 6:30 pm
All Are Welcome

Our action committees will meet following the general meeting:
   -Queer Advocacy Project  (rebeccarafelson@gmail.com)
   -Reproductive Rights Project  (jean@nownyc.org)
   -Trafficking Action Network  (chanellepearson@gmail.com)
   -Women, Girls & Media Project  (brynttaylor@gmail.com)

RSVP:   212.627.9895 | contact@nownyc.org
Held @ 150 W. 28th St. #304 @ 7th Avenue, NYC

Learn more at www.nownyc.org

New York’s Choking Loophole: NY Times op-ed

Jerin


New York Times
Op-Ed Contributors

New York's Choking Loophole  

By DORCHEN LEIDHOLDT and JANE MANNING
Published: March 3, 2010
NEW YORKERS have heard a stream of grave accusations this week that our governor tried to obstruct a domestic assault case against his aide David Johnson. But one element of this story has received less attention than it deserves: After Mr. Johnson's girlfriend called 911 and reported that he had ripped off her clothes, thrown her against a dresser and choked her, Mr. Johnson was not even arrested.
Dorchen Leidholdt is the director of Sanctuary for Families' Center for Battered Women's Legal Services. Jane Manning is the president of the New York City chapter of the National Organization for Women.
Continue reading...

Abusers Get Away With Strangling in NY - Take Action

Jerin


NOW-NYC Op-Ed in the New York Times Highlights Need for
Stronger Penalties for Abusers Who Strangle
  

In the wake of the Paterson scandal, NOW-NYC has mobilized to speak out on domestic violence.  The issue of strangulation is at the center of the domestic violence case involving Governor Paterson's aide David Johnson.  Incredibly, in New York, choking or strangling someone by compressing her neck is not considered an assault unless the victim evidences physical injury, which is not found in the many typical strangulation cases where no injury is visible. Domestic violence advocates see first hand how often choking is used by batterers and, in turn, how often they are not charged with a crime.

Check out the article, and then take action!

How to take action:  
Call your representatives in the Senate and Assembly and ask them to support Senator Eric Schneiderman's bill on strangulation assaults:  S-6987.    

Find out who your reps are by calling this number and providing your address:
(518) 455-4218 OR link to:
  My Assembly Member  My State Senator   

It's simple and only takes 5 minutes!    1) Tell them you are a constituent.   2)  Tell them that current law is not strong enough to protect individuals who are strangled by an abuser.  
3)  Ask them to please support the bill that Senator Schneiderman has introduced (S-6987).

Tue, Dec 8: Repro Rights Action Committee Meeting and phone-bank for choice

YoungFeminists

Stop the Abortion Ban! Action Needed NOW


Women's access to abortion is in jeopardy.  Let's make sure that insurance coverage for abortion is not stripped from health care reform.  This would be the largest restriction on abortion access in this country since Roe v. Wade, and we need you to help stop it.
Learn More

 
It is expected that Senators Orrin Hatch and Ben Nelson will propose an amendment as early as TODAY that will impose the same restrictions as Stupak-Pitts:  denying health insurance that covers abortion to millions of women.
 
What you can do: 
1)  Call your Senators today, and ask them to vote NO on the Hatch-Nelson amendment.
Thank Senator Schumer (212.486.4430) and Senator Gillibrand (212.688.6262)

for standing up for choice and for women.  Send email message NOW.
 
2)  Join our Reproductive Rights Action Committee Meeting and phone-bank for choice, tomorrow night,
Tuesday, December 8th
from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at the NOW-NYC office,

150 W. 28th St., Ste. 304 @ 6th Avenue.  Donate your cell phone minutes for a good cause.
 
 
3)  Forward this email to five friends—especially to friends in other states—
and get them involved!  Send email message NOW to your Senators.


Let's show our pro-choice majority strength:
trading women's health for votes is not an option. 
Help NOW-NYC get loud!  We cannot afford to lose this battle.

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More NOW-NYC Events, Programs and Press! NOW-NYC Calendar
Join us for meetings, support our gift drive, or find out more our new yoga program for survivors of violence and their advocates this week. 

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Not a member?  Join NOW-NYC Online & Advance Women!
We need your support more than ever! 
Become a member of NOW-NYC today
and ensure that our numbers are strong and our voices powerful. 

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The National Organization for Women is the nation's largest organization working to advance women's rights and improve women's lives. NOW-NYC advocates for the women and girls of New York City by working to promote reproductive health, achieve economic empowerment, and end discrimination and violence against women.

Rally to Save Abortion Access! Friday, Dec. 4th--Tomorrow

YoungFeminists

Rally to Save Women's Abortion Access Tomorrow!
Speak Up and Speak Out! Rally to ensure abortion not stripped from health care reform.
 
Friday, Dec. 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm.  757 Third Avenue @ 48th St., Senator Schumer's office)
If you can't make the rally, you can still take action and learn more NOW!

Let's show our pro-choice majority strength: trading women's health for votes is not an option. 
Help NOW-NYC get loud!  We cannot afford to lose this battle.


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Take Action!
Convicted NYS Senator Hiram Monserrate Sentencing Tomorrow
State Senator Monserrate has been convicted of assault. 

Ask Judge Erlbaum (718.298.1401) to send the clear message that domestic violence is not acceptable
, regardless of one's position or social status, by giving Monserrate the maximum sentence.    NOW-NYC Press Release

Let our leadership know that Monserrate should resign!

We should expect more from our state lawmakers. 
Reach out to your state senator, to Democratic Conference Leader John Sampson, and to Senator Eric Schneiderman, Chair of the Senate Select Committee reviewing Monserrate's case, to urge his removal. 


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Take Action!
Hold Our State Senate Accountable for Denying Gay Rights
The New York State Senate voted NO on the Marriage Equality Act. 

Visit NOW-NYC's Hall of Shame to learn who voted against equality. 
Be sure to thank our many NYC leaders who voted YES!  They need our support.


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More NOW-NYC Events, Programs and Press! NOW-NYC Calendar
Join us for meetings, support our gift drive, or find out more about our new yoga program for survivors of violence and their advocates. 
In Press:  First Conviction Under NYS Anti-Human Trafficking Law


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Not a member?  Join NOW-NYC Online & Advance Women!
We need your support more than ever!  Become a member of NOW-NYC today and ensure that our numbers are strong and our voices powerful. 

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The National Organization for Women is the nation's largest organization working to advance women's rights and improve women's lives. NOW-NYC advocates for the women and girls of New York City by working to promote reproductive health, achieve economic empowerment, and end discrimination and violence against women.

Stop the Abortion Coverage Ban! - Take Action for Equal Marriage in NYS!

YoungFeminists


Take Action!
1)  Fight the Abortion Coverage Ban Passed in the House Health Care Reform Bill
2)  Support Equal Marriage: Vote in New York State Tomorrow-November 10

3)  View "Journey": Human Trafficking Art Installation Visits NYC
3)  Learn About Our Upcoming Events & Meetings...Scroll Down for Details
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House Bill for Health Care Reform Includes Sweeping Ban on Abortion Coverage
If there has ever been a time where we need you to act, it is NOW.  The Affordable Health Care for America Act that passed the House late Saturday evening includes a last minute amendment—the Stupak-Pitts Amendment--that prohibits both private insurance companies participating in the federal program and any government plan or "public option" from providing coverage for abortion.  That's right.  Abortion coverage will become unavailable for millions of women if the final version of health care reform includes this amendment, and one of the largest restriction on women's access to abortion since Roe will be enacted at the national level.   Read More in NOW-NYC's Statement
 
We need you to take action NOW!  
Flood the White House and Senate Offices with pro-choice voices.  This is not a compromise women should be forced to make. 
1)  Call or email the White House.  (202.456.1111) Our pro-choice community helped get Obama elected, and he needs to stand with us.  Ask that he refuse to support any health care reform that denies women insurance coverage for abortion.  Sample letter below.
 
2) Call or email Senator Schumer (212.486.4430) and Senator Gillibrand (212.688.6262). The fight now moves to the Senate, where a single bill is expected to be introduced for debate and a vote.  Urge your Senators to ensure that the Senate bill will include access to insurance coverage for abortion services. Sample letter below.
 
3) Join our Reproductive Rights Action Committee for a meeting and phone-banking session tomorrow night, Tuesday, November 10, at 6:00 pm  Call 212.627.9895 or email contact@nownyc.org to RSVP.
 
 
Sample Letter
Dear   [      ]
The passage of a health care bill that includes greatly expanded prohibitions on insurance coverage for abortion is absolutely unacceptable.  Abortion is a legal medical procedure and to force women to pay for a "rider" or any type of supplemental health insurance to cover this procedure is discriminatory.  I am outraged that the Stupak-Pitts amendment was passed in the House health care bill and I urge you to ensure that the final health care reform bill contains comprehensive reproductive health care for women. 
 
Over 85% of private insurance companies currently cover abortion, and this amendment would put such coverage in jeopardy, particularly for the low- and middle-income women who will only be able to obtain insurance through the public health insurance exchange where abortion coverage would be prohibited.  Millions of women's lives will be put in danger.  The Stupak-Pitts amendment is purely ideological and political—it does not take the reality of women's lives into consideration. 

I urge you to stand up for the pro-choice community that supports you and ensure that women will be able to receive comprehensive health care coverage.
 
Sincerely,
[Your Name and Address]
 
Background
The Stupak-Pitts Amendment goes far beyond the abusive Hyde Amendment, which has denied federal funding of abortion since 1976. The Stupak-Pitts Amendment, if incorporated into the final version of health insurance reform legislation, will:
                *Prevent women receiving tax subsidies from using their own money to purchase private insurance that covers abortion;
                *Prevent women participating in the public health insurance exchange, administered by private insurance companies, from using 100 percent of their own money to purchase private insurance that covers abortion;
                *Prevent low-income women from accessing abortion entirely, in many cases.
 
A compromise measure on abortion coverage—the Capps Amendment—which was already included in the House Bill took a more balanced approach:
                *Stated that at least one of the private insurance options in every premium rating level must include, and one must exclude, coverage of abortion beyond rape, incest, or life;
                *Ensured that in each region of the country, there is at least one plan in the Health Exchange that offers abortion services, but also one plan in the Health Exchange that does not offer abortion coverage;
                *Did not interfere with State laws regarding abortion coverage, funding, and referrals;
                *Protected the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funding for abortion services except in cases of rape, incest or danger to the woman's life. Insurers would guarantee that only non-federal dollars would go toward covering abortion. 
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Take Action Today!  Equal Marriage Vote in New York State
Governor Paterson has put Equal Marriage on the agenda for a special session of the New York State Senate as early as tomorrow, November 10.  If the bill is passed, same-sex couples in New York will have access to the more than 1,000 rights and responsibilities afforded by legal marriage in the state, including the ability to gain health insurance coverage through their spouse, the right to visit each other in hospitals, and the many other family protections provided under New York State Law. 
1) Contact your State Senator today www.nysenate.gov and tell them to vote YES on equal marriage.
2) Join the Queer Advocacy Project for its monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 10th at 6:30 pm.  Call 212.627.9895 or email contact@nownyc.org to RSVP.
3) Join Empire State Pride Agenda's phone banking session tonight: 4-10 @ Pride Agenda headquarters, 16 West 22 Street, 2nd Floor Please RSVP to  212.627.0305 x113 or email Wzondon@prideagenda.org
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"Journey" Comes to NYC
Monday, November 9 to Sunday, November 15, between 12 and 8pm
In support of the Helen Bamber Foundation, Mayor Bloomberg, Oscar winning actor and human rights campaigner Emma Thompson, guest artists and curators are launching a provocative installation depicting the "Journey" of trafficked women across the globe into the sex industry. Journey will be located on Washington Place, off Washington Square Park from Journey's arrival in Manhattan is a major stop on its world tour against human trafficking.
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More NOW-NYC Upcoming Meetings & Events
Divorce Legal Clinic (6 pm) & Divorce Financial Clinic (7 pm) - Tonight, Monday, November 9
Trafficking Action Network 6:30 pm – Tuesday, November 17
NOW-NYC Member Night and Meet & Greet 6:00 pm – Thursday, November 19

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For more programs, volunteer opportunities, and legal resources and other resources,
please visit our website at
www.nownyc.org
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Not a member?  Join NOW-NYC Online & Advance Women!
We need your support more than ever!  Become a member of NOW-NYC today and ensure that our numbers are strong and our voices powerful.  ..........................................................................................................................................................
The National Organization for Women is the nation's largest organization working to advance women's rights and improve women's lives. NOW-NYC advocates for the women and girls of New York City by working to promote reproductive health, achieve economic empowerment, and end discrimination and violence against women.

Have Fun & Support Women & Girls-great events coming up

Jerin


Annual Love Your Body Day Bash - only one week left to get tickets!
Next Wednesday, October 28, 7:00 pm -invite below
Food, wine & spirits, film, and free giveaways of healthy body products all included w/ admission!

It's a celebration of healthy body, mind, sex and soul.  Mara Altman reads from her new book 
Thanks for Coming-One Young Woman's Quest for an Orgasm, and Judith Steinhart, sexpert and creator of Hey Jud,
answers your most personal sex questions.  View Invite | Get Tix

 @ In Good Company's Loft Space – 16 W. 23rd St. 4th Fl. @ 5th Ave.
Call 212.627.9895 or visit www.nownyc.org for tickets— $35 / $20 students
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Help CUNY Secure a Strong Sexual-Assault Policy for All 480,000 Students - Tomorrow!
Thursday, October 22, 6pm
Support the work of the NOW-NYS Young Feminist Task Force and student activists as they build a new
CUNY-wide policy that is student-centered and prevention-based.  Learn all about the public forum 
@  Queens College, Rosenthal Library 230, 6530 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11367 | 718.997.3700
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Take Action! Call for Convicted NYS Senator Hiram Monserrate to Step Down
Send a message that domestic violence is unacceptable.  NYS Senator Monserrate has been convicted of assault and should step down. 
Reach out to your state senator and to John Sampson, the Democratic Conference Leader, and press for Monserrate's removal today. 
NOW-NYC Press Release

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For more programs, volunteer opportunities, and legal resources and other resources,
please visit our website at
www.nownyc.org
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Not a member?  Join NOW-NYC Online & Advance Women!
We need your support more than ever!  Become a member of NOW-NYC today and
ensure that our numbers are strong and our voices powerful.
 
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The National Organization for Women is the nation's largest organization working to
advance women's rights and improve women's lives. NOW-NYC advocates for the women
and girls of New York City by working to promote reproductive health,
achieve economic empowerment, and end discrimination and violence against women.

 



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