Oct 24, 2017

An open letter outlining rampant sexual harassment in Illinois politics began circulating Monday and garnered signatures from more than 160 women and men vowing to demand better.

“Every industry has its own version of the casting couch,” the letter reads. “Illinois politics is no exception.”

The letter details harassment that female candidates, consultants, fundraisers, lobbyists and others have endured in the course of political work in Illinois.