The weekly Fighting Back post is also an Open News Thread.
The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Congresswoman Jackie Speier of California.
(In this week’s address, Speier highlights the ‘Me Too’ movement and urges support for the ME TOO Congress Act, the bipartisan and bicameral bill to bring transparency and accountability to Congress)
We are at a moment of reckoning. For too long, in too many workplaces, men and women have been propositioned, grabbed, licked, kissed, and groped. They have seen their careers crumble into dust through no fault of their own. They have been driven out of the industries – journalism, entertainment, and yes, Congress – in which they had worked for years to excel. […]
“I am proud to say that the ME TOO Congress Act, the bipartisan and bicameral bill with nearly 100 Democrat and Republican sponsors, heeds the outcry from the American people to bring transparency and accountability to Congress. It will overhaul the current process to empower victims and bring accountability to perpetrators and prevent taxpayer dollars from being used for settlements by Members of Congress.”
(CSPAN link to Weekly Democratic Address: here)
(Link to Nancy Pelosi Newsroom here)
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