Sending Office: Honorable Katherine M. Clark
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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, Coalition for Restaurant Safety and Health, Communication Workers of America (CWA), Compliance USA, Inc., Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF), DC Jobs with Justice,
Economic Opportunity Institute, Equal Rights Advocates, Feminist Majority, Futures Without Violence, Harnish Foundation, Healing to Action, 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, Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health, MomsRising, 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 Taskforce on Tradeswomen’s Issues, National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), Network Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, Oxfam America, People for the American Way, Pineros y Campesinos
Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN), Philadelphia Area Project on Occupational Safety and Health, Public Citizen, RALIANCE, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United), Rhode Island Coalition of Labor Union Women, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty
Law, Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Step Up Louisiana, Surge Reproductive Justice, The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute for Law & Policy, The Women’s Economic Institute Inc., TIME’S UP, UltraViolet, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW),
Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, Wisconsin Committee on Occupational Safety and Health, Women Donors Network, Women Employed, Women’s Law Project, Working IDEAL, Working Washington, Workplace Fairness, YWCA-USA

House Cosponsors (89): Pressley*, Slotkin*, Mucarsel-Powell*, Bass, Beatty, Blumenauer, Bonamici, Brownley, Carbajal, Cárdenas, Carson, Cartwright, Castor, Chu, Cicilline, Cisneros, Clarke, Cohen, Cox, Davis (CA), D. Davis (IL),
Dean, DeFazio, DeLauro, DeSaulnier, Deutch, Dingell, Doggett, Eshoo, Espaillat, Frankel, Gallego, Garcia (IL), Grijalva, Haaland, Hastings, Hill (CA), Himes, Jackson Lee, Jayapal, Kelly, Kennedy, Khanna, Kildee, Kirkpatrick, Lawson, Lawrence, Lee (CA), Levin
(CA), Levin (MI), Lieu, Lofgren, 
Luján, Maloney, McCollum, McGovern, Meeks, Meng, Moore, Moulton, Norton, Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Payne, Pingree, Plaskett, Pocan, Quigley, Raskin, Rice, Rouda, Roybal-Allard, Ryan, Sablan, Sánchez, Sarbanes, Scanlon,
Schakowsky, Serrano, Smith, Soto, Speier, Spanberger, Takano, Tlaib, Trahan, Velázquez, Wasserman Schultz, Watson Coleman 

Senate Cosponsors (18): Murray*, Baldwin, Blumenthal, Booker, Brown, Cardin, Casey, Duckworth, Durbin, Gillibrand, Harris, Kaine, Klobuchar, Markey, Merkley, Rosen, Sanders, Van Hollen, Warren

Dear Colleague,

Please join us in cosponsoring
HR 2148
, the Bringing an End to Harassment by Enhancing Accountability and Rejecting Discrimination (BE HEARD) in the Workplace 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 in the Workplace 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 or 5-2836.


Katherine Clark
Member of Congress

Ayanna Pressley
Member of Congress

Elissa Slotkin
Member of Congress

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell
Member of Congress

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