Commission Members

Sonia Ossorio

Sonia Ossorio, President, NOW NYC Executive Director, National Organization for Women: As president of NOW-NYC since 2005, Sonia has led campaigns to increase women’s rights in the criminal justice system. In 2007, she launched NOW-NYC’s campaign, “Ending the Business of Human Trafficking,” and worked with a coalition of organizations to draft New York’s first anti-trafficking legislation. Sonia received an Outstanding Public Service Award from NY Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. Under her leadership, NOW-NYC has significantly grown its operating budget and visibility. A former journalist, she has appeared on MSNBC, Hannity & Colmes, the Glenn Beck Show, Impacto Nacional and other national and local news networks and print media.