Resolutions passed at the November 9, 2009 NOW - NYS Convention:
Resolution to Combat Sexism and Misogyny in the Media
Whereas, the media has consistently demeaned women from the primary campaign throughout the general election; and
Whereas, this is abusive to and biased against women and is unrelated to news or policy;
Therefore, let it be resolved that NOW-NYS recommend to National NOW that they,
1. will expand and maintain the media hall of shame with the contact information of the offenders,
2. will select the worst offenders and organize a campaign to have them fired. This will include pickets of the sponsors. They will send out actions alerts,
3. will hold a meeting/forum on sexism for C-span,
4. will conduct a consciousness raising (CR) campaign against sexism in the media that could include producing a You-Tube video that uses sarcasm/humor to raise awareness of sexism, encouraging Saturday Night Live to take on this topic, and writing Katie Couric and asking her to criticize some of the male big wigs the way Hillary was criticized.
Passed by the Sexism and Misogyny in Media Workshop
Resolutions passed at the October 27, 2007 NOW - NYS Convention:
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Whereas, NOW-NYS strives to eliminate interpersonal violence in all forms, and
Whereas, NOW-NYS strives to eliminate civil inequalities in all forms, and
Whereas, Gender expression is currently excluded from Federal and New York State non-discrimination laws, and
Whereas, Transgender New Yorkers remain at an unacceptable high risk for violent hate crimes, be it therefore “Transgender Day of Remembrance” to memorialize transgender victims of violence, and to raise awareness of interpersonal violence targeting transgender communities.
Therefore resolved that NOW-NYS annually recognize November 20, 2007, as Transgender Day of Remembrance, to memorialize transgender victims of violence, and raise awareness of interpersonal violence targeting the transgender community.
Support Access to Driver's Licensees for Undocumented Residents in New York
Whereas, the safety of all drivers will be improved if undocumented drivers could be licensed and insured
Whereas, discrimination against undocumented residents stands in the way of reasonable needs of such residents to access social services for themselves and their children
Therefore be it resolved that the NOW-NYS urges all citizens to support efforts to open applications for driver’s license to all residents of New York State, documented and undocumented alike.
Whereas, diversity is a leadership imperative, and
Whereas, eliminating racism remains an ongoing priority of NOW-NYS, be it therefore
Therefore be it resolved that NOW-NYS Council plan an annual training or event on this.