Sunday, December 28, 2008

Group: Term limits vote violated human rights

On Dec. 10, Manhattan’s Human Rights Project released its annual human rights report, which analyzed which City Council members proposed the most legislation on environmental issues, health, housing, workers’ rights, democracy and advancing equality.

The study found that the Council has passed legislation during the past year that advanced the human rights of women, youth, immigrants, members of the city’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, the elderly and people of color.

But the Council scored lower on its record of advancing democracy and protecting workers’ rights, the study found.

The study cited Council members’ votes on term limits as one of its most defining in 2008. The report card gave 29 Council members an F grade for their vote in favor of extending term limits after city residents had voted in two previous elections to keep a two−term limit.

Avella ranked best in Queens on human rights


Anonymous said...

I never thought I would ever agree with any position that had 'Human Rights' attached to it, I agree here. If the people of the City are presented with a vote on term limits, and they vote in favor, their wishes should be respected.

I voted against term limits but the rest of NYC voted in favor. That should be respected. The fact that the vote of the people of NYC has been spat upon by this POS Mayor angers me more than anything.

So my beer and cig taxes go up. My derelict neighbors who couldnt afford a home but bought one anyway get bailed out also.

The key to this country is to FAIL.

Say you cant pay your mortgage. Spend like a retarded Oprah etc etc.

Anonymous said...

Gee, lets see how many papers picks up on this one.

Anonymous said...

please i beg every one no 3rd term please vote that asshole mayor out please please please

Anonymous said...

Avella may be third, but see who else is in the top 10:

Other Queens Council members who ranked in the top ten were Hiram Monserrate (D−East Elmhurst) at number six, John Liu (D−Flushing) at eight and David Weprin (D−Hollis) at nine.

Anonymous said...

went over to and no mention of Peter Vallone ranking near the bottom.

"Why I am mad at Barnes and Noble" thread is up for those emeshed with the really really really important things in life.