Women's Caucus Leaders Issue Statement Regarding Assemblymember Bill Brough

Jun 27, 2019
Sergio Reyes (916) 651-4020

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino), Chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus and Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara), Vice Chair of the Legislative Women’s Caucus issued the following statement in light of recent deeply disturbing allegations by several women against Assemblymember Bill Brough (R-Dana Point):

“As Women’s Caucus leaders, we stand with Assembly Minority Leader Marie Waldron (R-Escondido) and Senate Minority Leader Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield)—also members of the Women’s Caucus—in their joint effort to ensure a full and transparent investigation by the California Legislature’s Workplace Conduct Unit of Assemblymember Brough.  Claims of sexual harassment and unwanted advances must always be taken seriously and we are committed to fostering an environment that protects all Californians from inappropriate behavior, whether in the Capitol or in any other setting.”

“The Women’s Caucus worked diligently to be a bridge between the Senate and the Assembly in creating a bicameral and bipartisan process that seeks to protect victims and hold perpetrators accountable.  There is important work that still needs to be done to ensure that legislative employees—and employees in the broader workforce—are able to work in a safe and harassment-free environment.”

“Victims have shown incredible courage in coming forward and we are grateful for their fortitude in the face of retaliation and blame.”

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