Women harassed at Capitol jobs want input on #MeToo legislation

The New York Post

March 23, 2018

By Kirstan Conley

A group of women who suffered sexual harassment at their jobs in the state Capitol don’t want “three men in a room” to be the only ones deciding how to stop the culture of misconduct in Albany.

Leah Hebert, Rita Pasarell and Tory Buhrans Kelly — who helped lead to the downfall of late Assemblyman Vito Lopez after complaining that he groped them — issued a joint statement saying they want to give input as the legislature tries to seize on the #MeToo moment.

“We have come together for the first time to raise our collective voice as people who have experienced and/or reported sexual harassment in the New York State Legislature,” they said.

The statement also came from Erica Vladimer, who worked for Independent Democratic Caucus leader Sen. Jeff Klein.

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