SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, released the following statement Tuesday, standing with the more than 130 female legislators, lobbyists, attorneys and directors of nonprofit groups who have come forward to condemn unacceptable acts of harassment against women in the Capitol:
“Our Capitol belongs to every man and woman who calls Illinois home, and no one should ever be subjected to unwanted advances or sexist attitudes in these chambers. More than 130 women who come to the Capitol to make a difference in our communities have joined with countless women across the country to say ‘me too,’ and demand that we change the way Springfield operates. It’s our responsibility to hear them, believe them, and stand with them to take action.
“I have taken steps in my office to prepare and enforce workplace protections for all, but we can always go further. We must go further. I fully back efforts to require all legislators, lobbyists and staff to complete sexual harassment training every year, and I believe lobbyists should be required to create their own sexual harassment policies just like all legislators must do. I will continue to stand with the women who have gone through things no one should have to experience in the workplace, or anywhere in a fair society. I will proudly fight to change the culture in Springfield.”
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