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Media Highlights

The New York Times After Weinstein Scandal, a Plan to Protect Models

“New York State Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, a Democrat from Queens, announced she would introduce an amendment to the state’s current anti-discrimination laws. If passed, it would extend certain protection to models, putting designers, photographers and retailers (among others) on notice that they would be liable for abuses experienced on their watch.”

Vogue A Proposed New York Amendment Seeks to Protect Models From Sexual Harassment

“New York State assemblywoman Nily Rozic is introducing legislation that would help protect models from harassment. Rozic’s bill will add to the state’s standing anti discrimination and harassment laws.”

Variety New York Lawmakers Target Non-Disclosure Clauses in Wake of Harvey Weinstein Scandal

“The larger issue is that sexual harassment is pervasive, and we need to start ensuring a workplace that is productive for young men and women,” she said. “The secrecy is a lethal killer. Any contract or agreement that you enter into with an employer that has the effect of concealing the facts, or that makes you face retribution or retaliation, can be harmful for any worker.”

The New York TimesN.F.L. Cheerleaders’ Wage Fight Gains Momentum

“New York State has joined this line of march. Assemblywoman Nily Rozic … recently introduced a bill in the Legislature. They are releasing a letter Wednesday, signed by legislators from eight states, asking Goodell and the N.F.L. to persuade teams to legally stand down and pay cheerleaders the minimum wage.”

PoliticoAssemblywoman pushes for gender balance in government authorities

“Her bill imposes a mandate on officials who appoint authority board members to select somebody who belongs to whichever gender is in the minority on the board. A second measure, which would need to pass in New Jersey in order to take effect, would impose a similar mandate on the Port Authority. ‘The legislation, at the end of the day, aims to change the dynamic,’ Rozic said. ‘Studies have shown repeatedly that having a more diverse board in terms of gender or otherwise actually increases profitability because you’re looking at problems differently, you’re being more inclusive, and I think that will really benefit state boards across New York.’”

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