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Pass the #MeToo for the General Assembly Act!

We are now most of the way through the second legislative session without a substantive legislative response to the crisis of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and retaliation that plagues Pennsylvania's state capitol and governmental agencies. We call on all legislators to co-sponsor this legislation and work publicly to get it passed. We will all be watching.

The #MeToo Act at a glance:

-Bans the use of non-disclosure agreements which mask the names of Members of the General Assembly who are accused of harassment if the complaint is credible;

-Requires that credibly accused members of the Legislature be held accountable to the taxpayers of Pennsylvania and require that they repay any settlements that were paid with taxpayer dollars;

-Requires that paid administrative leave, remote work assignments, and reimbursement for licensed professional counseling be offered to employees during the entire adjudication of the proceedings.

-Establishes procedures for keeping the investigatory, prosecutorial, and adjudicatory functions separate as required under Pennsylvania law;

-Establishes a new section of procedures for promulgating temporary regulations to facilitate the prompt implementation of this new section;

-Combines settlement provisions with provisions relating to the source of payment, the personal liability of elected officials, and the payment of awards

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Sexual harassment, assault, discrimination, and retaliation have no place in Pennsylvania government! 

We call on all members of the Pennsylvania Senate and the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to support the #MeToo for the General Assembly Act, prime sponsored by Senator Maria Collett and Representative Krueger, respectively. The time is up for secret taxpayer-funded settlements and non disclosure agreements. The time is up for discrimination of people based on the color of their skin or their gender identity. The time is up for the staff who serve us in our State Capitol and critical agencies around the Commonwealth to fear retribution or public ridicule for speaking up.

Time's Up. Period.
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