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The newly-formed House Task Force on Sexual Discrimination and Harassment held their first hearing Thursday. Rep. Jimenez, the Republican Spokesperson on the Task Force, has a recap below.

You can view future hearings held in the Bilandic Building's House committee room here.

 


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.