SACRAMENTO – New allegations made today in a Capitol press conference regarding work place misconduct by Assemblymember Cristina Garcia are deeply troubling. These allegations must be taken seriously and should immediately be included as part of the investigation initiated by the Assembly Rules Committee.
There is important work that still needs to be done to ensure that legislative employees – and employees in the broader work force – are able to work in a safe and harassment free environment. We remain focused on ensuring appropriate reforms are adopted so that employees of the Assembly and Senate feel safe and also confident in coming forward when they are the victim of abuse. And we continue to support the ongoing work of the bi-partisan, bi-cameral Joint Rules Subcommittee on Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response.
Harassment as alleged this afternoon is simply not ok.