Progressive Women’s Caucus announces legislative plans for combating sexual assault

Feb 15, 2018

The Progressive Women’s Caucus on Monday announced it’s legislative goals for combating sexual assault.

Members of the caucus say the Larry Nassar case has spurred the pursuit of three legislative goals: prevention, protection, and accountability.

Democratic State Representative Donna Lasinski is with the Progressive Women’s Caucus.

“What we’re trying to do is pull together bills that have been introduced over the past year, and lay out the three core principles of prevention, protection and accountability that we will be incorporating into our work to create a comprehensive package of bills.”

Lasinski said the state has not done enough around the issue of sexual harassment and aggression.

“We need to be doing a better job of protecting our young people from sexual assault, of preventing sexual assault in the first place, and of holding people accountable once a sexual assault has happened.”

Lasinski said the caucus will spearhead bills in a bipartisan and bicameral way.

She said the group will work on bills to increase education around sexual consent, provide more money for sexual assault survivors, and removing any obstacles to getting justice for survivors.