Working group amends bills to stop sexual harassment in Trenton

Advisory committee would oversee an investigative unit within ELEC

The effort to remedy the toxic culture in New Jersey state politics continues. A working group to stop sexual harassment in Trenton has amended two bills that are now up for a hearing in Trenton. The bills would create a process to report cases of wrongdoing, train volunteers working on political campaigns, and create an advisory committee to assist the investigative unit of the state Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC), that will look into allegations of harassment.

The advisory committee was originally to be appointed by the governor and Senate president, but the working group pushed back, and now recommendations will come from various organizations like the NAACP and Center for American Women in Politics.

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