L'Oreal Sells Faux Christine Quinn
Dear Ms. Lo:
I read your article about Speaker Quinn's speech, and I was surprised that you characterized her as being "best-known around these parts" for "working on issues of justice." It's true that Quinn has been an outspoken advocate for same sex marriage, but she has the worst human rights voting record in the City Council. Please see report card below. In fact, Gloria Steinem is the spokesperson on a campaign to convince Quinn to allow a vote on a sick leave bill she has blocked for two years.
the bill has a veto-proof majority of sponsors in the City Council, but Mayor Bloomberg and corporate special interests have convinced her to kill it."
Quinn has also blocked every meaningful animal protection bill introduced at City Hall since she became Speaker in 2006 - from requiring pet stores to install sprinklers to taking the carriage horses out of harm's way.
Quinn says all the right things in public, and the public gives her a free pass because she's gay and a woman, but hundreds of people who are familiar with her record have taken to the streets in an effort to educate the public. I hope you will spend a few minutes looking into it.
This video is a quick synopsis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXoANkQh93I