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Tell Congress: Fight Sexual Harassment in STEM

Contact your member to support federal House bill H.R. 36 and address the pervasive issue of sexual harassment in scientific disciplines.


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Contact your member now and tell him or her to support federal House bill  H.R. 36 — Combatting Sexual Harassment in Science Act (PDF, 385KB — to fund research and create a federal working group to help reduce sexual harassment in science, technology, enginereering and mathematics disciplines (STEM).

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives will vote on a bill to address the pervasive issue of sexual harassment in scientific disciplines.

A recent report of the  National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine  highlighted widespread sexual harassment in the academic workplace, and this demands our attention. Continued failure to address this serious problem will result in women and individuals from vulnerable groups abandoning the field of science or choosing non-science careers, thereby depriving budding and accomplished scientists of their deserved opportunities and the nation of their important contributions.

The Combating Sexual Harassment in Science Act of 2019 is an opportunity to address this problem head on and move toward eliminating sexual misconduct in academia. Sexual harassment harms scientists and limits scientific innovation.

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