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Dear Colleague,

Please join the Democratic Women’s Caucus in participating in a shadow hearing on Thursday, February 6, at 1 PM on “Honoring #MeToo Silence Breakers with Action: Ensuring Safe and Dignified Workplaces For All.”

This hearing is an opportunity to highlight the cultural shift we have seen with the #MeToo movement, the progress made, and the changes and legislation still needed to prevent and address workplace harassment. We have a fantastic lineup of witnesses, including
Drew Dixon, who is featured in the “On the Record” documentary that premiered this weekend about allegations against Russell Simmons.

The #MeToo movement informed our national consciousness on harassment and discrimination issues, but much of the most meaningful policy change has yet to be made. This is an opportunity to shine a bright light on what needs to be done.

All Members are invited to participate and ask questions, and the hearing will be open to press.
The format is identical to a regular hearing, with the Chairs marking brief opening remarks, the witnesses speaking for five minutes each, and the Members recognized for questions. Staff and interns are more than welcome to come.

The Democratic Women’s Caucus

invites Members to participate in a shadow hearing on

Honoring #MeToo Silence Breakers with Action:

Ensuring Safe and Dignified Workplaces For All

Hearing Witnesses:

The Honorable Charlotte Burrows, Commissioner, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Drew Dixon

Liz Giorgi, Co-Founder and CEO of Soona

Kimberly Lawson, McDonald’s Worker, Fight for $15 Leader

Gillian Thomas, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU Women’s Rights Project

Thursday, February 6, 2020

1:00 – 3:00 PM

Location TBA

Hearing testimony will be available on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. Please RSVP your boss to in Rep. Jackie Speier’s office.


Jackie Speier


Democratic Women’s Caucus


Lois Frankel


Democratic Women’s Caucus


Brenda L. Lawrence


Democratic Women’s Caucus


Veronica Escobar

Vice Chair

Democratic Women’s Caucus


Deb Haaland

Vice Chair

Democratic Women’s Caucus

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