Today, feminist author and activist Gloria Steinem delivered a powerful message to Council Speaker Christine Quinn in the New York Times, calling for a vote on the paid sick days bill.
“Making life fairer for all women seems more important than breaking a barrier for one woman,” Ms. Steinem said, adding that the bill would ensure that working mothers could better take care of sick children without fear of losing their jobs.
More press coverage on Gloria’s remarks:
Jezebel: Supporting Christine Quinn Is Not as Important as Supporting NYC’s Working Women
Gothamist: Quinn Continues To Block Paid Sick Days Vote, Incurring Gloria Steinem’s Wrath
Huffington Post: Gloria Steinem Pressures NYC Speaker Christine Quinn On Paid Sick Leave Bill
CapitalNY: A feminist’s litmus test for Quinn
Crains: From the Department of Good Timing
City & State: WINNERS: Gloria Steinem
Daily Change: GLORIA STEINEM TO WITHDRAW SUPPORT FOR CHRISTINE QUINN UNLESS SHE ALLOWS A VOTE ON SICK DAYS