Politico: SCOOP: 1,000-plus ex-Hill staffers sign letter pushing for sex harassment policy overhaul

FIRST IN PLAYBOOK -- More than 1,200 former Capitol Hill staffers have signed a letter asking congressional leaders to overhaul the sexual harassment policies on Capitol Hill. The co-signers urge House and Senate leaders to change its policy to require mandatory harassment training, make counseling available and mediation voluntary if individuals file a complaint with the Office of Compliance. It also asks Congress to survey congressional staff every two years to better understand harassment on Capitol Hill and figure out how well the programs are working, according to the letter organized by Travis Moore with TechCongress.

In asking former aides to sign onto the effort, Moore wrote that β€œit would be extremely difficult for current staff to advocate for changes themselves, given the political constraints, some of us decided to organize a letter from former staff asking for reform.” The letter http://politi.co/2iIetA9