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Added Tuesday, November 21, 2023 by Action Alliance

Abuse of Power: Uncovering a Decade of Sexual Harassment in State Government

The inaugural report of the National Women's Defense League reveals that sexual harassment by sitting state lawmakers over the last decade is pervasive and ongoing: At least 130 statehouse lawmakers were accused of sexual harassment by 359 individuals since 2013 – with actual numbers likely three times as much due to under reporting by survivors and legislatures. This report report reviews the past 10 years of data and explores who is experiencing sexual violence and what accountability looks like/doesn’t look like for elected officials.


  • Abuse of Power in State Government Report Download

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