The National Organization for Women is urging New York Gov. David Paterson to resign because of a report he directed two staffers to contact a woman about a domestic violence incident involving one of his top aides.
The group is highly influential in Democratic politics and has a record of strong support for Paterson and his efforts to combat domestic violence.
NOW New York State President Marcia Pappas says today it’s inappropriate for Paterson to have any contact with a victim of alleged violence.
She says that despite his excellent record on women’s issues, it’s time for him to step down.
The New York Times reports that Paterson contacted a woman who accused former aide David Johnson, but Paterson denies he tried to get her to change her story or drop the charge against Johnson.