On April 4, 2017, NYS Senator Persaud introduced an amendment to the NYS budget that proposed emergency funding for Planned Parenthood if and when the federal government cut funding to the organization.
In her comments, Senator Persaud detailed the need for the services and the people who rely on them.
All 8 IDC members voted against the amendment to fund Planned Parenthood.
What does that mean? It means that they – joining forces with the Republicans – voted to deny women necessary healthcare services.
All 8 IDC members voted against women of all colors; against women of all ages; women of all religious affiliations; against women of all ethnicities – they voted against all women.
The IDC members clearly displayed their total disregard for the women of New York State!
** 8 NYS Democrats, who comprise the IDC (the so-called Independent Democratic Conference), have aligned themselves with the Republican Party of Trump, and govern with them. They have deliberately turned the duly elected Majority Party, the Democratic Party, into the Minority Party, and have catapulted the Party of Trump, the Republican Party, into the majority. No progressive legislation can come to the floor of the Senate until these 8 return to the Democratic Caucus, or are replaced.