Mayoral Candidates Talk Women’s Rights
All Dems and Carrión Say They Are Feminists: Watch NOW!
NOW-NYC’s Mayoral Forum, hosted by Pace University, welcomed 600 women and men to learn how the candidates would make NYC a more equitable city. Candidates Bill de Blasio (D), Adolfo Carrión Jr., Joe Lhota (R), John Liu (D), Christine Quinn (D), and Bill Thompson (D) discussed their positions on pay equity, violence against women, education, and other women’s rights priorities. Lhota was the only candidate to hesitate when posed the question, “Are you a feminist?” responding that he really hadn’t thought about it before.
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Forum News Coverage
Mayoral Hopefuls Divided on How to Punish Johns – New York Times – May 8, 2013
Mayoral Candidate Remarks Following NOW-NYC Forum (video) – NBC – May 8, 2013
Mayoral Candidate Apologizes After NOW-NYC Forum – WNBC – May 8, 2013
Lhota on Port Authority and Sex Trafficking at NOW-NYC Forum – Newsday – May 8, 213
As Candidates Vow to Hire Educator as Chancellor, Quinn Keeps Options Open – New York Times – May 8, 2013
GOP Candidate Calls out PAPD at NOW-NYC Mayoral Forum – New York Daily News – May 8, 2013
Lhota Stirs Packed Crowd at NOW-NYC Forum – New York Post – May 8, 2013
About the Forum
Equality Can’t Wait:
Tuesday, May 7th, 7:00 pm
Moderated by Joyce Purnick
We are electing our first new Mayor in twelve years. Now is the time to make sure the next leader of New York City puts equality at the top of their agenda. Hear from the candidates on the critical issues that impact women and girls and affect every New Yorker.
Joyce Purnick –
Political analyst, former New York Times city columnist, and author of MIKE BLOOMBERG: Money, Power and Politics, will moderate.
Join us for back-to-back debates and get answers to the questions no one else is asking.
Bill de Blasio John Catsimatidis
John Liu Joe Lhota
Christine Quinn Independent
Bill Thompson Adolfo Carrión Jr.
The National Organization for Women – New York City, Pace University, and
the Women’s and Gender Studies Department at Pace
AAUW NYS, AAUW Empire State Virtual Branch, Equality Now, Hollaback, League of Women Voters of the City of New York, Ms. Foundation for Women, National Association of Female Executives, National Council of Jewish Women – NY, New York Women’s Agenda, United Neighborhood Houses, Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York, Women’s City Club, YWCA of Brooklyn, YWCA of the City of New York, YWCA of Queens
Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University, NYC
3 Spruce Street @William Street
Subways: N,R,4,5,6 to City Hall | 2,3 to Park Pl | J,Z to Fulton