California Governor Gavin Newsom Signs 3 #MeToo Bills Against Sexual Harrassment

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California Governor Gavin Newsom Signs 3 #MeToo Bills Against Sexual Harrassment

Last week, Voices in Action founder and CEO Jessica Barth joined other voices of the Movement in the industry at a meeting held by Time’s Up to discuss how far we’ve all come and the progress made. Other change makers at the meeting include Voices in Action ambassador Mira Sorvino, Lili Bernard, Pamela Guest, and Lou Goldbold among many others. These women have given Voices in Action unwavering support over the past year and we wouldn’t be where we are without them. 

Days later, these same women were among the signatures of a letter drafted by Jessica Barth, Mira Sorvino, and Lili Bernard to California Governor Gavin Newsom, urging him to pass three #MeToo bills into law. 

Read the letter and view the signatures of support who helped push it through:

These bills (AB 9, AB 51, and AB 749) mandates an extension of the deadline for victims of workplace sexual harassment, discrimination, or other civil rights-related retaliations to file complaints from one year to three years; the prevention of employers from requiring their employees or applicants to waive their rights under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act as a condition of employment; and the the prevention of employers from implementing “no re-hire” clauses for victims of sexual harassment, respectively. (Read more on TheWrap.)

“It was a really powerful, moving, groundswell of support that just really touched us all,” Barth told TheWrap. “At one point, I got really choked up reading the text messages, and we just kept  adding names of support.”

Thank you to Governor Newsom and everyone who supported this effort. This success is just further proof that when we come together and use our collective voice, there’s nothing we can’t accomplish.

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COPY AND PASTE CAPTION: Thank you for helping 3 #MeToo bills pass! @GavinNewsom signed all 3 after receiving a letter drafted by @iamjessicabarth @mirasorvino and @lilibernard and signed by so many voices in this movement! Let’s keep the momentum going! 

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COPY AND PASTE CAPTION: Thank you for helping 3 #MeToo bills pass! @GavinNewsom signed all 3 after receiving a letter drafted by @iamjessicabarth @mirasorvino and @lilibernard and signed by so many voices in this movement! Let’s keep the momentum going! 

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