Carolyn Maloney Quotes.
We need a mayor who knows how to balance a budget, who understands the urgency of delivering all the services that a great city needs, who understand the need of working families.
Nine out of ten adult Americans have a checking account. It’s the most widely used financial services product in the United States.
Where are the women? The women are here.
A friend of mine was married to an assistant church pastor who regularly beat her up. He was smart ?- he’d do it in a way that the bruises didn’t show. For the longest time, she dealt with it. Who would believe the minister was a wife beater?! Meanwhile, my friend ? – An attorney! ? – Suffered in silence.
Healthy moms mean healthy families. When my Republican colleagues held a hearing about birth control and refused to include a single woman on the first panel as a witness, I asked, “Where are the women?”
While men’s rights are guaranteed by specific language in the Constitution, women’s equal rights aren’t mentioned.
When I started working, women were working at 59 cents to the dollar. We got a raise, but it’s still unfair. We’re still 16 percent of Congress, even though we’re 51 percent of the population. We’re a low percentage of our CEOs. We’re a low percentage of boards and being part of boards.
In America, we have long stood by the principle that the protections of the law are not meant just for some.
We’re going to school for higher education in higher numbers, but the numbers still show we’re not breaking though the glass ceiling. For every Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton there are millions of women stuck in cement on the floor that are not getting up.
I believe very strongly in paid sick leave.
I was proud to be an original cosponsor of the Violence Against Women Act when Congress passed it in 1994, and was proud to support the previous renewals in 2000 and 2005. These bills always enjoyed large, bipartisan support.
We cannot ensure that women will be free of discrimination in the workplace and everywhere as long as women are not universally defended under our Constitution. As it stands now, the equal rights of women are subject to interpretation of law. That is a risk our mothers, sisters and daughters cannot afford.