In March 2019, I re-introduced, the Ending the Monopoly of Power Over Workplace harassment through Education and Reporting (EMPOWER) Act with my colleagues Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-10), John Katko (R-NY-24), Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01), Lauren Underwood (D-IL-14) and 49 cosponsors. This legislation will lift the veil of secrecy surrounding workplace harassment, and bolster transparency and accountability. A companion bill was also introduced in the Senate by Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK).

“Time is up for workplace harassment that robs women and men of a safe work environment, causing distress and harming their financial ability to take care of their families,” said Rep. …

The Democratic Women’s Caucus (DWC), formerly the Democratic Women’s Working Group, elected Congresswomen Lois Frankel (FL-21), Brenda Lawrence (MI-14), and Jackie Speier (CA-14) to serve as Co-Chairs and Congresswomen Veronica Escobar (TX-16) and Deb Haaland (NM-01) to serve as Vice Chairs for the 116th Congress.

The Democratic Women’s Caucus is comprised of all the Democratic women in the U.S. House of Representatives and currently has 91 members. You can follow the DWC on Twitter and Facebook!

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(From left) Leadership of the DWC: Reps. Frankel, Lawrence, Speier, Escobar, and Haaland

“With more women in Congress than ever before, the Democratic caucus has never been stronger. The new leadership of the Democratic Women’s Caucus stands united in the common purpose of improving the lives of all families by advocating for equal pay for equal work, access to health care, paid family and medical leave, affordable, quality child care, retirement security, combatting workplace harassment, and much more. Despite every effort by this administration to take us backwards, our voices remain loud as we keep fighting to push forward on women’s hard-earned rights.”

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Now more than ever, we must ensure the decades of progress women have fought for aren’t rolled back by the Trump Administration. From dismantling access to contraception and health care, to making campuses less safe, to eroding the economic security of the middle class — the attacks on women and families just do not stop.

Despite these setbacks, now’s not the time to give up. …


Rep. Lois Frankel

Representative from Florida's 21st Congressional District. Chair of @HouseDemWomen.

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