STENDER, DEM LEGISLATORS TO CALL ON GOV. CHRISTIE TO SIGN WOMEN’S HEALTH BILL FOR THIRD TIME

$7.5 Million Provided by Bill Would Benefit & Protect Women, Newborns

(TRENTON) — Assemblywoman Linda Stender, a vocal opponent of Gov. Christie’s cuts to women’s healthcare, and various other Democratic legislators will hold a news conference Wednesday, calling for the third time on Gov. Christie to enact legislation restoring funding in his FY 2011 budget for women’s healthcare services.

“Despite having found a revenue neutral way to provide low-income women and families with critical healthcare coverage, while simultaneously addressing the concerns of everyone involved, Gov. Christie refuses to take action on this legislation,” said Stender (D-Union). “Every day the governor delays action, he puts the long-term health of poor women, infants and families at serious risk.”

The news conference will be held Wednesday, July 7, 10 a.m., State House Room 109, 125 West State Street, Trenton.

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