Colorado General Assembly Special Committee Contemplates Public Shaming


The special committee that the Colorado General Assembly convened in response to ILG’s recommendations for improvements to the culture, policies and procedures to combat harassment at the state house are contemplating the use of public shaming to dissuade legislators from skipping or refusing to attend sexual harassment training.  “This is just a stake in the ground for me,” Sen. Bob Gardner, a Republican who represents Colorado Springs said, emphasizing that he thinks training is important but that no one should be forced to go. “They should be held up to public scorn and shame for not doing their training,” he said, adding, “If my constituents don’t care, then my constituents don’t care.” Read more here: