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New York City Chapter of NOW Silent on Latest Weiner Developments

New York City Chapter of NOW Silent on Latest Weiner Developments


On Thursday, NOW-NYC, which describes itself as “the founding chapter of the National Organization for Women,” refused to take a stance on whether disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner should remain in the race for the Democratic nomination for mayor of New York.

On June 10, NOW-NYC announced its endorsement of City Councilwoman Christine Quinn for the Democratic nomination in the city’s mayoral race. 

When Breitbart News phoned the office of NOW-NYC on Thursday and asked for the organization’s view on Mr. Weiner’s suitability for the office of mayor, we were told that the chapter’s spokesperson and president, Sonia Ossorio, was unavailable for comment.

According to the organization’s website, Ms. Ossorio, who has served as NOW-NYC’s president since 2005, “remembers her first NOW protest at the opening night of the Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall in 1999, which had no women musicians and made no apologies for it.”

When NOW-NYC announced its mayoral endorsement, Ms. Ossorio stated that Ms. “Quinn’s the strongest record of accomplishment of anyone in the race.”

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