KPBS - 10.17.2017


Letter Calls Out Culture Of Sexual Harassment At State Capitol [article]

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The recent furor over the alleged serial sexual abuse by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has prompted conversations about sexual harassment in other places, including Sacramento.

More than 140 women who work as legislators, staff and lobbyists at the state capitol have signed a letter to expose what they call a pervasive culture of sexual harassment.

Los Angeles Times reporter Melanie Mason covered the effort and joined Midday Edition on Tuesday to discuss what the group hopes to accomplish with the letter.

Danielle Kando-Kaiser