Senate Democrats Give Christie Failing Grades On His Record On Women’s Issues

TRENTON – At a news conference today in the New Jersey Statehouse, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg unveiled a report card, grading Governor Chris Christie’s record on women’s issues — from women’s health care funding, to pay equity, to access to after school programs.

The news conference was attended by Senate President Pro Tempore Nia H. Gill, D-Essex, who spoke about her efforts to enact a health care exchange to provide greater health coverage for uninsured New Jerseyans, and Senator Linda Greenstein, D-Middlesex and Mercer, who spoke about her own experiences promoting funding for women’s health care at a time when the Governor slashed it from the budget. Senators Teresa Ruiz, D-Essex, and Sandra Bolden Cunningham, D-Hudson, as well as women’s issues advocates, also attended the news conference.

Click here to read the Senate Democrats’ Report Card on Governor Christie’s Record on Women’s Issues.