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Silver must go

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Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2013 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

Why do almost all Democratic members of the New York State Assembly act like chew toys for Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver? How can they face women voters while supporting a political boss who paid off sexual abusers with taxpayers’ money? They must demand his dismissal as Assembly leader for conduct that disgraced his party and legislative chamber.

That includes my assemblyman, Michael Simanowitz, who hasn’t spoken out publicly against Shelly Silver. Why not? His constituents deserve an explanation. In fact, they should demand it by phoning him at his district office: (718) 969-1508. Ask him: Do you support or oppose Sheldon Silver as your party’s Assembly leader? We need an answer.

Richard Reif

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