Assemblymember Monica P. Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that
she was appointed to a newly-created Assembly workgroup which will examine
sexual harassment issues and craft policy recommendation to ensure the
safety and well-being of all New Yorkers.

“We are at a defining moment in the history of women’s rights,”
said Wallace. “With the rise of the #MeToo movement and the slew of
allegations against prominent public figures, this issue is finally getting
the attention it deserves. It’s so important for us to harness this moment
and come up with concrete solutions, and I’m looking forward to doing just
that as a member of this workgroup.”

Wallace has been outspoken about the need to improve the state’s
sexual harassment policies. She recently hosted a roundtable discussion in
Buffalo on sexual harassment where over a dozen women in both the private
and public sectors shared their experiences and discussed possible
solutions.

Sexual harassment is a familiar issue to the residents of the
143rd Assembly District. Wallace’s two immediate predecessors left office
amid allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct. Wallace ran
for office with a commitment to enacting real reform and bringing integrity
and transparency to Albany.