Steinem Attacks Dems for Having No Child Care at Convention

Monday, 27 Aug 2012 03:54 PM

By Todd Beamon

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Women’s groups are accusing the Democrats of conducting their own“war on women” by banning children from the floor of next week's Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., and refusing to provide child care during the event.

“Women are the key to a Democratic victory, and sometimes, children are the key to women,” veteran feminist Gloria Steinem told the Charlotte Observer. “It’s both right and smart for the Democratic Convention to behave as if children exist.”

Steinem and several California chapters of the National Organization for Women accused the DNC of “discrimination against mothers with young children.”

One convention delegate, Susie Shannon of California, planned to attend the event, with her 4-year-old daughter, Gracie.

“The Democratic Party shouldn’t put you in a position where you have to choose between your child and participating in a political convention,” she told The Charlotte Observer.

Convention spokeswoman Joanne Peters told the Observer that there was a list of private child-care providers on an official vendor directory. Facilities are being provided for nursing mothers.

Peters said conventions usually require credentials for anyone on the floor for security reasons.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Yellen's Tough Job: Determining When Labor Market Has Healed

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 23:49 PM

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said she still isn't satisfied with the U.S. labor market. . . .

California Senate Passes Gun Database Checks Bill

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 22:46 PM

The California Senate passed a bill on Friday requiring local law enforcement to search a database of firearms owners in . . .

Parole for John Lennon's Killer Mark David Chapman Denied Again

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 22:19 PM

John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved