BOSTON – On Jan. 18, state Senator Cindy Friedman (D-Arlington) was among nine senators appointed to a Committee that will review the state Senate’s sexual harassment policies and procedures, a task they have about four months to complete.
The Senate adopted an order (S.2262) to establish the committee. The order appointed Senator Joan Lovely (D-Salem) as committee chair and included a May 15 deadline to report its findings and recommendations.
“We have to make it very clear that we have no tolerance for sexual harassment in the Senate and there will be strong repercussions for anyone who violates our policies,” said Senator Friedman. “We must update these policies to ensure that all Senate employees and members, as well as any individual the Senate works with never feel unsafe or feel like they can’t speak up about an incident of sexual misconduct at the State House.”