This weekend on UP!, Chris Hayes covered our campaign’s New York Times ad signed by hundreds of prominent women in New York, asking Speaker Quinn to allow a vote on the paid sick days bill. You can add your name to the letter here.
Here’s an update on another story we’ve been covering here on UP! Mayoral candidate Christine Quinn has still after 1000 days not brought to a vote a bill that would require all businesses in the city to give their employees five paid sick days a year. This week, Gloria Steinem, who I had the pleasure of talking to on UP! recently, signed a letter along with hundreds of other women that ran in an ad in the New York Times calling for Ms. Quinn to bring the paid sick days legislation up for a vote. Steinem has been a prominent support of Christine Quinn who would if elected be the first woman and the first out gay person elected Mayor of New York. But Gloria Steinem now says that if Christine Quinn doesn’t bring the legislation to a vote, she will withdraw her support. “Making life fairer for all women,” Steinem told the New York Times, “seems more important than breaking a barrier for one woman.”