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      #MeToo and #TimesUp: From Social Media and Public Protest to the Capitol and Beyond in Cleveland


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      October 22, 2019

      Tuesday   5:30 PM

      Murray Hill Road
      Cleveland, Ohio 44106

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      #MeToo and #TimesUp: From Social Media and Public Protest to the Capitol and Beyond

      #MeToo and #TimesUp:  From Social Media and Public Protest to the Capitol and Beyond by The Honorable Connie M. Leyva, State Senator, 20th State Senate District Event Information: Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/rvfvGK97rmcWxNxW9  Parking is complimentary in Lot 24 (tentative): https://campusmap.ucr.edu/?loc=Lot24 Bio: Reelected to represent the 20th State Senate District in 2018, Senator Connie M. Leyva is serving her second term in the California State Senate. The district includes the cities and communities of Bloomington, Chino, Colton, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Montclair, Muscoy, Ontario, Pomona, Rialto and San Bernardino. Serving as Chair of the bipartisan and bicameral California Legislative Women’s Caucus and Commissioner on the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, Senator Leyva continues to be a committed leader on improving the lives of women, children and families in California. A legislative leader with a proven track record of helping women and families, Senator Leyva has worked collaboratively with other Caucus members to expand access to childcare, help secure important funding for after school programs, protect victims of domestic violence, end childhood deep poverty, require women on corporate boards and prevent the premature destruction of rape kits. Summary: As the #MeToo, #TimesUp and #WeSaidEnough movements have finally offered a strong public voice to survivors of assault and harassment, leaders in California have responded by backing these brave voices with public policy that protects the rights of survivors and holds perpetrators accountable. At the same time, national efforts to undermine the rights of women and survivors emphasize the importance of California serving as the moral compass and backstop to these anti-women efforts. Leading recent efforts requiring the prompt testing of rape kits, criminalizing sextortion and eliminating the statute of limitations on rape, Senator Leyva has been at the forefront in the fight to end decades-long injustices perpetrated primarily against women. The Senator has also fought to expand access to medication abortion on college campuses and other critical reproductive health care. We will discuss the ongoing efforts here in California to correct these injustices that have historically undermined the rights, safety and economic wellbeing of women. This conversation will also focus on potential areas for future reform, as well as the vital need for continued engagement by informed residents from every walk of life. The fight continues!

      Categories: Politics & Activism

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