Last week the Enough is Enough Summit and Briefing on Capitol Hill harnessed the momentum of the #MeToo movement to bring together a diverse group of lawyers, activists, and policy makers to think through comprehensive survivor-centered policy solutions to the sexual harassment and violence epidemic in workplaces and schools. The Summit was organized by the Feminist Majority Foundation in partnership with the National Organization for Women, Unite Here!, Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, National Congress of Black Women, Legal Momentum, and the National Council of Jewish Women.
Through a series of panels, speakers discussed the benefits, details and unforeseen consequences of legislation that has already been put forward, as well as new initiatives that have not yet been considered. From the Summit, the partnering organizations are developing a clear list of strategic policy demands that will address the crisis of sexual harassment and violence in workplaces and schools.
“Before you get to the workplace, you need to teach girls about their bodies and standing up for themselves when they’re in elementary school,” said Carolyn Baldwin Moody, President and CEO of Legal Momentum.