Weinberg Led Group Aims To Address Misogyny in New Jersey Politics

Jan 23, 2020

New Jersey State Senator Loretta Weinberg detailed the first steps in a plan to address the toxic political culture for women in the state.
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New Jersey State Sen. Loretta Weinberg detailed the first steps in a plan to address the toxic political culture for women in the state.  She did so alongside a group of women with varied experience in state politics she calls the Workgroup on Harassment, Sexual Assault and Misogyny in New Jersey Politics.  

Weinberg’s group will host several listening sessions to encourage women to tell their stories without fear of retaliation.  

“As well as to hear their recommendations for steps that can be taken to positively change the toxic political culture for women and even for some men,” Weinberg said.

The senator also announced the creation of a survey being conducted in partnership with the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault.  

“An anonymous online survey on misogyny and sexual misconduct in New Jersey politics which will serve as a vehicle through which data can be shared that really centers the lived experiences of our collogues in government and politics,” said Patricia Teffenhart, executive director of NJCASA.

The online survey can be found at njcasa.org.