Sheldon Silver Must
Is anyone paying attention to the silence from
Albany’s assembly members? This will tell you everything you need to know about
the reality of politics in New York. It shows power overrides many
It has been a few weeks since New Yorkers learned that Assembly
Speaker Sheldon Silver arranged a secretive $103,000 payoff to female employees
who claimed to have
been sexually assaulted by Assemblyman Vito Lopez. In
addition to being an assemblyman, he is the Democratic Party Chairperson in
It is hard for an assembly member to call out the speaker when
he controls everything that happens. But, is that an excuse for doing nothing?
I say, NO, IT IS NOT!
Only a few Republicans, our Assemblyman, Steven
Katz, being one of them, have called upon Sheldon Silver to resign as speaker.
NOT A SINGLE DEMOCRAT has stepped up.
If change is to occur it will
happen in November. Every state assembly seat is up for grabs. Their first
vote, in January, is to select the assembly speaker. Within the next
every community will have the opportunity to ask the candidates where
stand. Will they stand for corruption and back room deals? Will they stand for
the rights of victims? Will they stand with our sisters, daughters, wives and
mothers? Will they stand for sexual assault? Will they stand for business as
usual in New York?
Is there going to be a change? The voter’s will