Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Paterson Disappoints Women of NY State. He must step down
NOW New York State President/feminist shero Marcia Pappas has called for Paterson to step down. Watch her on Good Morning America http://bit.ly/dymouz
Governor Paterson Disappoints Women of New York State. Obvious interference with justice indicates he must step down.
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For more information contact: Marcia Pappas, 518-452-3944
NOW-NYS: "Governor Paterson Disappoints Women of New York State"
Interference with Domestic Violence Justice Seen as "Inappropriate"
ALBANY, NY (03/02/2010)(readMedia)-- The New York Times-3/01/10 reported that New York Governor David Paterson (D) "had directed two state officials to contact the woman who had accused his close aide of assaulting her, according to three people with direct knowledge of the governor's actions."
NOW-NYS (National Organization For Women) President Marcia Pappas commented: "It is inappropriate for the Governor to have any contact or to direct anyone to contact an alleged victim of violence. This latest news is very disappointing for those of us who believed the Governor was a strong advocate for women's equality and for ending violence against women."
Pappas concluded: "We at the National Organization for Women-New York State believe that, in spite of the Governor's heretofore excellent record on women's issues, it is now time for the Governor to step down.