There have been revelations of sordid sexual misbehavior by California lawmakers that has crowded out everyday business at the state Capitol. A review of even the few records reluctantly made public by legislative leadership shows it’s become a routine institutional practice in Sacramento to cover up inappropriate behavior by lawmakers.
I’ve introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 102 which would prohibit the legislature from negotiating or signing confidentiality agreements to settle sexual harassment claims and prohibit the use of taxpayer money to enforce them. This will end an institutional practice that helps sweep grievous conduct under the rug.
Learn more about this resolution by reading the fact sheet here.
Support SCR 102 by signing the petition at http://bit.ly/SCR-102.
Relevant news articles:
- Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations (Sacramento Bee)
- Victims denounce a failing system for reporting sexual harassment at the California Capitol (LA Times)
- My Story: How I am Trying to Change Sexual Harassment Laws In Sacramento & The Resistance To My Efforts (Political Vanguard)
- California state lawmaker accused of sexual harassment (The Hill)
- California lawmaker accused of sexual assaulting lobbyist in a bathroom (Mercury News)
- Lobbyist names California lawmaker she says masturbated in front of her in hotel bathroom (Sacramento Bee)
- California Senate GOP leader: Release Capitol whistleblowers from non-disclosure agreements (LA Times)
- Senate asks Tony Mendoza to take a leave of absence – he says no (Sacramento Bee)
- Gibson Dunn Is Hired for Harassment Probe at California Statehouse (The Recorder)
- California Capitol Sexual Harassment Panel Says Change Won’t be Quick (KPCC)
- Lawmakers Named in Secret Sacramento Sexual Harassment Probes (Mercury News)
- Accused Lawmaker Sues Senate over ‘Mystery’ Sex Harassment Probe (Sacramento Bee)