At the end of last year, New York State Senator Hiram Monserrate was caught slashing his girlfriend’s face with a piece of glass, then dragging her by her hair. The attack required 40 stitches to close the wound. This past week, Sen. Monserrate was convicted of assault. Yet he remains a member of the New York State Senate.
There is no place for domestic violence in public office. Senators, members of Congress, and State Representatives have all called on Sen. Monserrate to resign, yet he adamantly refuses to do so. In response, the Senate leader has created a special committee to decide Monserrate’s political fate. State Senator Eric Schneiderman is heading the committee.
Perpetrators of domestic abuse have no place in state government. The New York State Senate has the power to expel him, now we have to make sure that they do just that.
It is imperative that the citizens of New York keep pressure on the State Senate to expedite this process. Any stall tactics would be an affront to those who care deeply for women’s rights and oppose violence against women. We cannot allow this issue to be tucked away in the back of a drawer, never to be dealt with.
Join us and tell Sen. Schneiderman there is no place for domestic violence in the State Senate. Remove Sen. Monserrate from office quickly. SIGN the petition by clicking on the link below:
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RELATED LINK to story and VIDEO of Monserrate dragging his victim out of the building (WARNING – this MAY be upsetting to watch!):