Category: Equal Rights

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, former B.P. Virginia Fields, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Liz Abzug, and women leaders “Take the Pledge” to register women voters

Brewer stands amongst various females leaders for Women's Equality Day — In honor of Women’s Equality Day, August 26, anniversary of passage of 19th Amendment — “Today is formally recognized as Women’s Equality Day thanks to Bella Abzug,” said Brewer. “And thanks to her and thousands of our foremothers, women have made giant strides in the fight for equal treatment and opportunity. But much remains to be done, and if women don’t register and don’t vote, it will take even… Read more

End the “Poor Door”

Relegating low- and moderate-income residents of new, mixed-income developments to a “poor door” is wrong and must stop immediately. New York City thrives on fairness and diversity. Creating a two-tier system in the same building is anathema to everything that makes Manhattan great. I consider any separate-but-equal rationalization an offensive relic of history.Today, July 25, 2014, I stood on City Hall steps to demand revisions to the city’s Inclusionary… Read more