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Rendon failed to honorparents’ rights at work
After national outrage, California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon has issued an apology to Assemblymember Buffy Wicks for denying her the right to a proxy vote while she was on maternity leave to care for her four-week-old daughter(“Lawmaker brings newborn to Capitol after being told she can’t vote by proxy,” Sept. 2).
Speaker Rendon’s behavior was unacceptable. Nevertheless, Wicks graciously accepted his apology. Going forward, I hope Rendon will do everything in his power to assure the rights of parents in the workplace.
It will take that and more if he expects to live down the anger and frustration of working parents and especially women who have often experienced the insensitivity and callousness that he has so ably demonstrated from his high office.
Judith HurleySan Jose