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Statement by Connie Neal, Executive Director of the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            

March 1, 2021                                                                              

CONTACT:       Connie Neal, Executive Director

CNEAL@NYSCADV.ORG/518-482-5465

“The New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence stands with all New Yorkers who have experienced sexual harassment. Sexual overtones, innuendos, and unwelcome and inappropriate behavior have no place in our workplaces. In addition, we believe all who use power and control to mistreat others must be held accountable, regardless of their stature in the community.”

NYSCADV is confident Attorney General Letitia James will ensure an investigation of sexual harassment accusations against Governor Andrew Cuomo is conducted thoroughly, independently, fairly, and without bias.

“Sexual harassment is serious, and NYSCADV remains ready to work with elected officials, our partners, and allies in New York State to ensure no one is harmed, hurt, or coerced into behavior merely because they reported to work. Together, there is so much we can do to prevent sexual harassment from occurring.”

ABOUT THE NEW YORK STATE COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE:

Established in 1978, NYSCADV is designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as the information clearinghouse, primary point of contact, and resource center on domestic violence for the State of New York. NYSCADV is responsible for supporting the development of policies, protocol, and procedures to enhance domestic violence intervention and prevention and also provides education and technical assistance to the network of primary-purpose domestic violence service providers statewide.