Statement on Al Franken
We applaud Leeann Tweeden for her bravery to speak up. We stand with and support all survivors of sexual harassment. We hope that all of those who have been accused of sexual harassment and violence, including Senator Franken, are held accountable and to the appropriate standards befitting of their transgressions.
We are extremely disappointed about the situation as we hold our legislators to a high standard. In Congress, Senator Franken has proven himself to be a champion of our values and a voice of reason against injustice, voting repeatedly to prevent or defend attacks on women’s access to health care.
We admit, this was hard news to hear as Senator Franken is our representative, a man we elected. Franken did admit fault and apologized. We believe he should be held accountable. Our hope is that he will cooperate fully with the ethics investigation.