SUPPORT GROWING FOR MOTHER TERESA; NYC COUNCIL SPEAKER ON BOARD
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments today on the growing support for the Mother Teresa campaign:
Earlier today I contacted all the members of the New York City Council. This afternoon I received the following statement from Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s office offering her full support of our effort: “Mother Teresa built hundreds of orphanages, hospitals, health clinics and homeless shelters across the globe. She even created the first hospice for AIDS patients right here in Greenwich Village. She was voted the most admired woman in the world three years in a row and even won the Nobel Peace Prize. We respectfully request that the Empire State Building’s Board reevaluate its decision and choose to honor this wonderful woman who has given so much to the world.” Her office let us know that like millions around the world, Speaker Quinn is a big fan of Mother Teresa and will be contacting Anthony Malkin, the owner of the Empire State Building, today.
Along with the Speaker’s support, tens of thousands have signed our petition (click here) voicing their displeasure with the Empire State Building’s snub of the saintly nun. Just more proof that the outrage is growing.
We are happy to know that Speaker Quinn is on board and hope that her support will help to bring this ordeal to an end.
Contact Melanie Maasch at the Empire State Building: firstname.lastname@example.org