FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 2, 2018
Contact: John Seiler: 714-662-6050, email@example.com
Sacramento, CA – “I have been asking for months, since the many substantial claims of sexual harassment and assault poured out of Hollywood, that the California Legislature do better to address the subsidies we are sending to what looks to be a very depraved industry. It was not long after that similar accusations of sexual misconduct were made regarding colleagues in the State Legislature, leading to the resignation of two Assemblymembers and the suspension of a Senator. Something needs to change.
“In addition to a Senate Judiciary informational hearing, where I sit as vice chair, I was asked to join the Joint Committee on Rules Subcommittee on Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response with Chair Laura Friedman, Vice Chair Holly Mitchell and Senate Minority Leader Pat Bates. It has been our bipartisan call to have both chambers come together to develop policies that will better govern the behavior of elected officials and focus on the critical issues surrounding prevention. After our first hearing, it is clear there needs to be a deep and wide cultural change across the institution, where all members and staff are treated with dignity and mutual respect so we can best serve the needs of our constituents and all the people of California.
“I applaud the Legislature’s increasing efforts for transparency and accountability in releasing records of harassment and abuse that have long given the Legislature a black eye. I hope that continued reflection and discipline in the weeks and months to come will restore some of the trust that has been lost over this last year.”
If you would like to request an interview with Senator John Moorlach, please contact John Seiler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 714-662-6050.
About Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa):
State Senator John Moorlach represents the 37th district of California, is a trained Certified Financial Planner and is the only trained CPA in the California Senate. He gained national attention 22 years ago when he was appointed Orange County Treasurer-Tax Collector and helped the County recover from its bankruptcy filing – at the time the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. History.