On the Hill

The Purple Campaign is asking Congress to make #MeToo a priority on the legislation agenda

The Congressional Accountability Reform Act (CAA)

 

The Purple Campaign was active partner in advocating for the Congressional Accountability Reform Act (CAA), a bill Congress enacted in December 2018 to overhaul its workplace harassment policies in response to #MeToo. Passing this historic legislation was a huge achievement, but it took months of advocacy efforts to make it a reality. We launched the #CAANow action campaign to keep the pressure on Congress -- and thanks to the unbelievable support of passionate advocates across the country, we won! In less than a year, we were able to establish better laws and provide thousands of Capitol Hill staffers with the basic workplace protections they deserve.

The Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Act

Purple Campaign President Ally Coll joined renowned  #MeToo reform advocate and television news anchor, Gretchen Carlson and Vice President for Legislative Affairs at Public Citizen, Lisa Gilbert,  in support of Congresswomen Cheri Bustos’ latest sexual harassment reform bill: the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Act. The bill would would void forced arbitration agreements that prevent sexual harassment survivors from getting the justice they deserve.

“Currently, a majority of non-union employees are subject to boilerplate employment agreements that force them to give up their right to file a civil lawsuit in the event of harassment, making it literally illegal for them to access the legal system at all,” said Ally Coll, President and Co-Founder of the Purple Campaign. “By eliminating this practice in workplaces across industries, this bill represents a critical step forward and will go a long way toward creating the lasting change we need.”

#MeToo: Movement on the Hill

We kicked off our latest action campaign at our June event — "#MeToo: Movement on the Hill" — at The Wing in D.C., featuring Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and Congresswoman Jackie Speier.  Prior to the start of the panel, we asked people to write their elected officials that #MeToo must remain a priority on Congress's legislative agenda. We continued the call to action by providing people everywhere with five-step instructions on how they can contact their members of Congress from home. If you haven't already, join us by writing your elected officials today.