Although much has changed in the year since #MeToo went viral, there is clearly still much work to be done. On #MeToo’s one-year anniversary, advocates across the country came together with a call to action and a challenge:
- Over 50 women’s rights, civil rights, and worker justice organizations signed“A Call for Legislative Action to Eliminate Workplace Harassment and Discrimination” laying out a set of principles and priorities to guide lawmakers in enacting meaningful and substantial reforms.
- Nearly 300 organizations signed onto a letter (published in the New York Times) challenging “20 states by 2020” to pass laws strengthening legal protections against sexual violence and other forms of sexual harassment at work, in communities, and every place where it occurs.
State advocates and state legislators are invited to a webinar on Thursday, November 15 from 2-3 pm ET/11 am-12 pm PT to learn more about the principles, legislative priorities, and organizing strategies for fulfilling these calls to actions.
The webinar will include an audience Q&A and feature experts, including:
- Andrea Johnson, Senior Counsel for State Policy, National Women’s Law Center
- Chris Kaiser, Director of Public Policy and General Counsel, Texas Association Against Sexual Assault
- Gillian Thomas, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU Women’s Rights Project
- Alejandra Valles, Ya Basta Coalition; Chief of Staff & Secretary Treasurer at SEIU United Service Workers West
- June Zeitlin, Senior Advisor, The Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights
Co-hosted by the National Women’s Law Center, ACLU, The Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights