Planned Parenthood: “Today is a first step towards addressing an issue that has gone unaddressed for far too long.”
Washington, DC — Planned Parenthood Action Fund Vice President Dana Singiser issued the following statement in response to House passage of a bill to reform outdated sexual harassment policies.
Statement from Dana Singiser, Vice President of Policy and Government of Affairs of Planned Parenthood Action Fund:
As part of our national reckoning on sexual harassment in the workplace, every industry, political party, and institution is accountable , and this behavior has to end. Today is a first step towards addressing this issue for those who work for the U.S. Congress. This legislation brings the House toward the 21st century with reformed policies for congressional employees to report sexual harassment and misconduct. Both chambers of Congress must come together to pass additional bipartisan protections for people who work for them. And they must protect the rights of survivors and take steps to stop this behavior in the first place, not just in Congress but across every industry. At Planned Parenthood we trust women. And Congress should too.
Planned Parenthood Action Fund is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit membership organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. The Action Fund engages in educational and electoral activity, including voter education, grassroots organizing, and legislative advocacy.