Grimes Asks Fellow Lawmakers To Wear Black In Solidarity Of Sexual Harassment Victims

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  Democratic Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is calling on female state lawmakers to wear black on Tuesday in solidarity with victims of sexual harassment, assault and abuse.

Grimes said in a release “work will not be complete until every survivor has access to justice and every Kentuckian is free from harassment.”

She included the ‘Times Up’ hashtag, referring to an initiative launched by women in the entertainment industry.

Many attendees of the Golden Globes Awards wore black. That industry has shed recently light on sexual harassment issues.

A related scandal also emerged last fall in the Kentucky House of Representatives.