It is either because he's chicken or because he has simply lied to all of us!
Governor Cuomo’s Women’s Equality Act protects women against gender discrimination in the work place, sex trafficking, domestic violence, and much more—plus it puts federal law as determined by Roe v. Wade
into New York law. We all supported Klein for this kind of legislative focus!! But Klein is balking.
Klein is aligning himself with the Republican extremist Dean Skelos
with whom he has chosen
to share power. And rather than stand up for women, Klein is marching in lock step with anti-choice, right-to-life zealot Skelos. He would rather stand with Skelos than with the women of New York---and by so doing, Klein is supporting an anti-choice agenda
If Klein refuses to bring the WEA to the floor for a vote, Klein should be deemed anti-choice
Klein, when a NYS Assemblyman, won his primary for New York State Senate because he challenged his opponent’s record on Choice. I know because I was there. It was my first real election battle and I made sure that Klein won against his opponent who had a “mixed” voting record on reproductive rights.
then, as he has every election since, that nothing
would stand between him and fighting for a woman’s right to comprehensive reproductive rights — which includes the right to have an abortion. And we, Westchester Coalition for Legal Abortion (WCLA) – Choice Matters has been there every step of the way, standing up for him.
BUT NOW, Klein is turning his back on women
Why Would Klein Betray His Supporters?
Because he wants to advance his personal political career and doesn’t care who he throws under the bus. Forget the women who voted for him because of his promises, and WCLA – Choice Matters’ support.
That is a huge MIS-calculation by Klein
. As WCLA – Choice Matters has told you for years, the vast majority of New Yorkers (and U.S. residents) support comprehensive reproductive rights.
Please click here to view a current comprehensive Quinnipiac poll
Voters thought that they had elected a progressive ‘independent’ candidate. Sadly, when it really matters most, Jeff Klein is betraying every one of us.
If Senator Jeff Klein refuses to bring the 10-Point Women’s Equality Act to the Floor for a vote, up or down, we will consider Senator Jeff Klein anti-choice, anti-woman and anti-family.
And Senator Jeff Klein will have launched his own personal war on women.