amNewYork letters to the editor

Bloomberg can’t stand the heat

Mayor Michael Bloomberg displayed his lack of understanding of the democratic process when he called a reporter “a disgrace” for questioning his motives for seeking a third term. The question was warranted and demanded an answer. I am calling on Bloomberg to withdraw from the election and give someone with compassion and a soul a chance to run. As Harry Truman said, “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.”

— Paul Chechanover, Forest Hills

Sotomayor proves the dream is alive

Re “‘Supreme’ choice,” May 27: Your front page photo of President Barack Obama and Sonia Sotomayor was fabulous. The picture is worth a thousand words. The historic event of America’s first black president nominating America’s first Latina Supreme Court justice is emotionally compelling evidence that the American dream is alive.

— Serena Nanda, Manhattan

Domestic workers need protection

Re “Linen CEO charged with beating his maid,” May 28: I read with disgust the story of George Bardwil, CEO of Bardwil Industries Inc. Domestic workers lack many basic labor protections that other workers rely on, and since they work in the isolation of private homes they are especially vulnerable to abuse. Our elected officials should pass the NY State Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights.

— Maria Svart, Sheepshead Bay

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