SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In the wake of thousands of men and women coming forward to share their own stories of sexual harassment, and the passage of legislation in Illinois to help create new policies to help stop harassment, state Rep. Natalie Phelps Finnie, D-Elizabethtown, has been appointed to the newly created Taskforce on Sexual Discrimination and Harassment to help end this widespread problem in Illinois.
“Sexual harassment should not be tolerated, and it is absolutely unacceptable in the workplace,” said Phelps Finnie. “To change this culture, I am going to work with lawmakers from around the state and across the aisle to ask the tough questions necessary to create policies that will be effective in ending sexual discrimination and harassment in the workplace.”
Phelps Finnie supported House Resolution 687, which created the Taskforce on Sexual Discrimination and Harassment. The resolution was adopted with strong bipartisan support, and created a taskforce that aims to research new policies that will combat sexual harassment in both government and the private sector. Phelps Finnie also recently sponsored House Joint Resolution 83, which calls on those working in government to commit to working towards changing a culture that breeds sexual harassment.
“Together we must stand up to those that commit acts of sexual harassment and hold them accountable for what they’ve done,” continued Phelps Finnie. “With my position on this taskforce, I will work to help send the message that sexual harassment is not okay, and will not be allowed any longer.”
For more information please contact Phelps Finnie’s constituent service office by calling 618-253-4189, or by emailing RepPhelpsFinnie@gmail.com. Phelps Finnie represents all or portions of the following counties: Alexander, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski, Saline and Union.