National Organization For Women Issues List of Priorities for Mayor-Elect de Blasio
- New York City 12/11/2013 by Linda Perry (WBAI)
Women understand Mayor-Elect de Blasio's 'Tale of Two Cities' says NOW-NYC President Sonia Ossorio, because many women live it. She says, "Addressing women's inequality will be the difference between creating a city where families can thrive or one where they just merely survive." In New York City, 40% of single mothers and their children live in poverty and the poverty rate for women age 65 and over is one in five.
NOW is asking de Blasio to make good on his promise to reduce New York City's economic divide by dismantling barriers that exist for women. The aim is to lift women out of poverty, to end gender discrimination and close the wage gap. They issued a list of priorities to be addressed by the Mayor-Elect to advance the rights of women and girls of New York City:
(1) Make women's issues central; (2) Advocate for women's economic security; (3) Ensure equity in education; (4) Engage the NYPD; (5) Advance women's leadership; (6) Budget for women's equality; and (7) Protect reproductive healthcare.
The full agenda can be read here.