Sending Office: Honorable Katherine M. Clark
Endorsed by: 9to5, A Better Balance, AFL-CIO, American Association of University Women, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Bazelon Center for Mental Health, Black Women’s Roundtable,
Building Pathways, Center for American Progress, Chicago Women’s Trades, CLASP, Communication Workers of America (CWA), Compliance USA, Inc., Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF), Economic Opportunity Institute, Equal Rights Advocates, Feminist
Majority, Futures Without Violence, Harnish Foundation, Human Rights Campaign, J Street, Justice for Migrant Women, Kentucky Equal Justice Center, Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights (LCCR), Legal Voice, Make it Work Nevada, Mississippi Black
Women’s Roundtable, NAACP, National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV), National Center for Women’s Equity in Apprenticeship and Employment at CWIT, National Council for Occupational Safety and Health, National Domestic Workers Alliance, National Employment
Law Center (NELP), National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), National Nurses United (NNU), National Organization for Women (NOW), National Partnership for Women & Families, National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), Network Lobby for Catholic Social Justice,
Oxfam America, People for the American Way, RALIANCE, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United), Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute for Law & Policy,
TIME’S UP, UltraViolet, Women Donors Network, Women Employed, Women’s Law Project, Working IDEAL, Working Washington, Workplace Fairness, YWCA-USA
House Cosponsors: Pressley, Slotkin, Mucarsel-Powell, Clarke, Davis, DeLauro, Hill (CA), Lee (CA), Levin (MI), Meeks, Norton, Raskin, Ryan, Schakowsky, Tlaib, Trahan, Velázquez, Wasserman Schultz
Senate Cosponsors: Murray, Baldwin, Blumenthal, Booker, Brown, Cardin, Casey, Duckworth, Durbin, Gillibrand, Harris, Kaine, Klobuchar, Markey, Merkley, Rosen, Sanders, Van Hollen, Warren
Please join us in cosponsoring HR 2148, the Bringing an End to Harassment by Enhancing Accountability and Rejecting Discrimination in the Workplace (BE HEARD) Act.
Women and men in every type of workplace have seen their experiences with harassment and discrimination swept aside for far too long. The #MeToo movement has not only shown us how pervasive this problem is, it has empowered everyone from minimum wage workers
who are speaking out about sexual exploitation to movie stars to take action against the powerful men who assaulted them. These brave survivors have risked their livelihoods to stand up and make their voices heard. Now it is our turn to make their voices heard
in the halls of Congress.
The BE HEARD Act will help achieve gender equity and safe workplaces by implementing policies like prohibiting mandatory arbitration and pre-dispute nondisclosure agreements, extending statutes of limitations for workers to file harassment claims with the
EEOC, eliminating the tipped minimum wage, and requiring workplace harassment prevention strategies. Together these policies will remove barriers to justice and help hold perpetrators accountable.
The diverse voices saying “MeToo” have made it clear that enough is enough. We hope you will join us in telling workers who have been the victims of sexual harassment and discrimination that they deserve to BE HEARD.
If you have any questions or would like to cosponsor, please reach out to Danielle Fulfs in Congresswoman Clark’s office at email@example.com or 5-2836.
e-Dear Colleague version 2.0