Demand that New York lead on combating gender-based discrimination and harassment.


Who We Are

#HarassmentFreeAlbany, a campaign started by the Sexual Harassment Working Group, was launched by seven former New York State legislative employees who experienced, witnessed, or reported sexual harassment by former Assembly Members Vito Lopez and Micah Kellner, former Counsel to Speaker Sheldon Silver Michael Boxley, and Senator Jeff Klein. 


On February 13, 2019, the New York State legislature will hold a joint public hearing on sexual harassment -- the first in nearly 30 years. 

Meaningful workplace protections must involve input from workers, and workers' voices are so essential on February 13.

If you would like to make a public statement, you can sign up here: 


If you were/are a target of harassment or assault and want to speak at the hearing, we’re here to support you. Email us at SexualHarassmentWorkingGroup@gmail.com or DM us on Twitter @Harassment_free.

Your voice counts.  Your experience counts. 

Help us all work for a #HarassmentFreeAlbany and a #HarassmentFreeNY. 


New York State can act to protect and encourage victims to come forward by:

#1. Strengthening Statewide Legal Definitions Related to Gender-Based Discrimination and Harassment.

#2. Reforming and Appropriately Funding a Truly Independent New York State Division of Human Rights that Oversees all Discrimination Harassment Policy Enforcement.

#3. Increasing Protections for Victims Seeking Redress for Damages.