October 26, 2000
Senator’s conduct and misdemeanor assault conviction violate public trust
NEW YORK – The Women’s City Club of New York called on the New York State Senate Friday to oust State Sen. Hiram Monserrate due to his misdemeanor conviction of third-degree assault against his companion.
In a letter sent Friday to Senate leadership, the New York City delegation, and members of the special committee of inquiry formed to investigate Monserrate’s conduct, WCC President Ruth Acker and Vice President for Public Policy Barbara Zucker wrote, “We are deeply troubled by the actions of State Senator Hiram Monserrate and his conviction of misdemeanor assault charges involving domestic violence. We believe that his actions violate the public trust place in him. We urge the New York State Senate to remove Senator Monserrate from office.”
As an organization that promotes good government and women’s rights, the WCC adds its voice to a growing chorus of organizations and elected officials condemning Monserrate’s conduct and demanding his removal from office.
CONTACT: Heidi Overbeck 212-353-8070 x200