New York NOW Endorses Christine Quinn for Mayor

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For the mayoral race, another day, another endorsement. But this time, it falls upon an electoral landmark. Today, the Daily News has reported that the New York chapter of the National Organization for Women will officially endorse City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, a candidate who, if elected, will be the first female and openly gay mayor in New York City's history.

NOW cites the advantage Quinn's position has given her on women's' issues as further reason to endorse her. President Sonia Ossario called Quinn "inspiring to women across New York, not simply because she is a woman, but because she is a woman who has the strongest record of accomplishment of anyone in the race." In her statement yesterday, Ossario referred to Qunn's work with regulating crisis pregnancy centers and raising the punishment for drivers involved in sex trafficking.

"Make no bones about it, electing the first female mayor of New York City will be an historic accomplishment," Ossario said. "But what makes her candidacy even more inspiring is the fact that of all the people in this race, no one can hold a candle to her in terms of actual accomplishment on behalf of all New Yorkers."

Of course, given her status, NOW's support for Quinn was almost a given. However, the endorsement provides a shelter to the speaker from predecessor comparisons, providing her campaign with a historical tone that's way softer than the "Bloomberg 2.0" label she cannot seem to escape. Especially as she faces backlash from the LGBT community on her record on progressive issues, which stood at the center of a Voice cover story on the speaker from last month.

Quinn will need the NOW support as the labor vote--the other key constituency in the Democratic base--continues to split along candidate lines. Needless to say, the Democratic roster is shaping up to be a race to land the power players.

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chris.london
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SHAME ON NOW & EMILY'S LIST - The National Organization of Women and Emily's List are 'NATIONAL' organizations that have turned their support to Christine Quinn. Both are, however, irrelevant to the 2013 NYC Mayor's Election. Their endorsement of Quinn will ultimately cause an erosion in their credibilty and standing with many Democrats. They will continue to lose funding at the grassroots level ...because they have compromised the character and integrity of the democratic mission by endorsing a deeply corrupt and unqualified woman with an anti-democratic agenda to become Mayor of New York City in Christine Quinn. Quinn is a candidate that they should have passed on frankly. But because they have not, it is clear that many Democrats will no longer consider making donations to either organization.

chris.london
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THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY: CHRISTINE QUINN DISQUALIFED HERSELF FROM THE RIGHT TO LEAD NYC AS ITS MAYOR WITH HER POSITION ON THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY

NOW & EMILY'S LIST ARE NATIONAL ORG's DISCONNECTED FROM REALITY IN NYC

 
REMIND CHRISTINE RUDIN QUINNBERG: The Government Does Not Have The Right to Know Your "DIRTY LITTLE SECR...ETS" (whatever they might be) UNTIL We Can WIRETAP QUINN, RUDIN & CO. & LEARN ABOUT THEIR DIRTY BACKROOM DEALS



The government does not have the right to know all your dirty little secrets. In that respect alone, in its implementation, the Patriot Act was the most unpatriotic piece of legislation in the history of this country. Yes, it started under Bush/Cheney. Obama promised to repeal it but he in fact fortified it. So do not delude yourself that any Republicans are going to reinstill your right to privacy when those ass clowns were the first to work diligently to take it away. There are many strange things happening in America these days and regardless of what the reasons therefor, depending on your perspective, real or false flag, there is little if any justification to undermine widely the civil liberties of American citizens. I feel less secure in my person, not more secure when I see tanks rolling down the streets of an American city, citizens with their hands up leaving their homes and a paramilitarized police state that seems to have knowledge of your whereabouts and your private thoughts. In New York City even, the military presence is not unnoticeable. It is literally phucking insane. There is a reason we have the First, Second and Fourth Amendment. When you start undermining any of them for greater security your undermine the foundation of this country.ALARM BELLS should have gone off for anyone when we learned of the government's surveillance of the Associated Press. But it did not trouble Quinn in the least nor did the news that the government was engaged in widespread surveillance of American's internet activity and telephone calls. Freedom and Liberty are not her constituency, oppressing Freedom & Liberty is her constituency.


What is most alarming, if not completely and totally horrifying about Christine Quinn or Christine Rudin Quinnberg is that she is so consumed with going along with the interests of the 'Power' and 'Authority', whomever and whatever it might be, that that she comes off as an uneducated, uninformed simpleton and buffoon on what are core constutional principles. These core constitutional principles go to the heart of our Freedom & Liberty as American Citizens and New Yorkers. QUINN IS DISQUALIFIED because she is either so corrupted in her service of the powerful that she is unwilling to be introspective about this issue or she simply does not have the intellect, depth or flexibility to reason or finesess an issue. Instead of offering a thoughtful qualification on the clear and apparent over reach of those in authority on the right to privacy, she is just like " the powerful are correct, we better not question those in authority at all but instead we must follow what the Police State tells us to do, otherwise society will collapse." Quinn has to wrap her arms around the powerful to illustrate that she has no reservations with any actions taken by the powerful against the people. That is actually sickening. This is the mentality that was pervasive in Nazi, Germany.

http://politicker.com/2013/06/christine-quinn-defends-surveillance-in-wake-of-monitoring-reports/

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