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State Representative Sara Wojcicki Jimenez today announced that she has been selected to serve as the House GOP Spokesperson on the newly-created House Task Force on Sexual Discrimination and Harassment. Formed in the wake of recent reports of alleged harassment at the State Capitol, the Task Force will seek solutions to address sexual harassment and discrimination in both the public and private sectors.

“Sexual harassment must never be tolerated, period.” said Rep. Jimenez. “No one should ever feel they have to endure unwanted comments or advances in fear for their job or their safety and I’m proud to have an opportunity to help shape policy that will provide new protections.”

The Task Force was created by House Resolution 687 to conduct a thorough review of sexual discrimination and harassment in the workplace, considering both legal and social ramifications, and to then make recommendations to the General Assembly on ways to better protect employees.
Rep. Jimenez led the House this week in helping Pease's Candy celebrate it's 100th year of providing sweet treats to families in Central Illinois. House Resolution 659 commemorates the milestone.

Rep. Jimenez this week led the House in a memorial tribute to the late Bert Weber, who championed the needs of Illinois seniors for 37 years at the Illinois Department on Aging.

Representative Jimenez was proud to participate in this year's Edgar Fellows Program, founded by former Governor Jim Edgar. Click below to learn more about the program and Representative Jimenez's experience.

Local Halloween Events
There are a lot of exciting Halloween events taking place over the next two weeks that will be a fun time for families in the 99th District to enjoy. Below is a list of area events taking place to celebrate Halloween. If you have any questions, please contact my office at (217)782-0044.

1. The Rocky Horror Show Live- Oct 26-28th at Hoogland Center.

2.  Muni Mayhem Oct 26-28 at The Muni.

3. Haunted Illinois Wine and Ethnic Food Festival Oct 27-28 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.  6pm to 10pm at Ethnic Village. Tickets are $30 at the door.

4. Halloween Dreams at the Legacy Theater. Friday October 27th through Sunday October 29th. For more information on ticket prices and show times, please click here.

5. Fall Festival at New Salem Oct 28-29. For more information, please click here.

6.  Halloween Family Carnival at the Hoogland Center Oct 28-29th at 12pm.

7. Springfield Police and Fire Halloween Safety Event Saturday October 28 from 430pm to 630 825 E. Capital St. Springfield.

8. Halloween at the Market Saturday October 28th from 8:00am to 12:30pm. All the details can be found here.

In celebration of National Principal Month, Representative Sara Wojcicki Jimenez learned what is like to be "Principal for a Day" at New Berlin Elementary School. Click the image below for the story.