Mayor Michael Bloomberg is turning his attention to women voters in his bid for a third term, with three new ads and a town hall meeting this week.
Monday's town hall will be moderated by one of Bloomberg's celebrity admirers, Whoopi Goldberg. The campaign said the audience will be comprised of invited guests, but questions from the audience won't be prescreened.
The meeting comes as his campaign is releasing new television ads that feature testimonials from members of his "Women for Bloomberg" campaign group, including Kelli Conlin, president of NARAL Pro-Choice New York, an abortion rights organization.
The ads focus on issues like reproductive health access, domestic abuse and schools.
"Mayor Bloomberg has a great story to tell on issues women care about," said campaign spokeswoman Jill Hazelbaker.
Bloomberg is cozying up to women at a time when his financial information company, Bloomberg LP, is being sued for discrimination.
I guess in Bloomberg's estimation, women don't care about his extension of term limits against their will, jobs, taxes and the economy... And reproductive health access? How about just plain health access? Queens women are concerned about the 3 hospitals that closed in less than a year's time. Hello? Is anyone at the Bloomberg campaign listening?
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