In a heartbreaking and very unexpected turn of events, the Governor has rejected the Bill after it passed through both the Senate and Assembly without a problem. This fight is NOT over, however. Justice delayed will not be justice denied. We are more committed than ever in making sure taxi workers have their lives valued. A new proposal has been drafted. We call upon Assembly Speaker Silver, Senate Majority Leader Sampson and Governor Paterson to reconcile their "technical" differences and pass a law this session to evidence the concern and commitment which they say they all share for the lives of over 200,000 workers in the state they govern. We're pretty sure that legislating to protect poor people isn't pandering, it's good government.
To our families and allies, we say only one thing: Organize. Organize. Organize. We Will Not Rest Until We Win.