Sexual Harassment in the Age of Trump

I wrote the attached essay in 1994 and reading it today sends chills down my spine.  Almost 25 years later and we are far worse off!  We have a president that demeans women, a Congress that still bans bare arms in the capitol and we are on the verge of having a Supreme Court that will overturn Roe and set women’s rights back 100 years.  I, like many of you, fought that fight back in the 60s and 70s and it is appalling that here we are fighting the same fight for our granddaughters.  How and when will things change?  When we elect women that will not take a back seat to any man and who will stand taller and fight for the rights that are inherent to every human.    WOMEN stand tall and take action – THE TIME IS NOW!












Author: Maureen Leidy

I am a proud resident of Ventnor and a member of the Ventnor Democrats and the South Jersey Democratic Women’s Forum. I am a single mother of four adult children, and grandmother to seven. When I am not working, I’m either calling my congressmen, signing petitions or marching in the streets. When I was approached to run, my inclination was to decline, but my daughter bluntly told me, “Put your money where your mouth is. If you don’t run, you are a hypocrite.” As much as I hated to admit it, she was right. So I am running to give a voice to those Atlantic County residents, who, like myself live paycheck to paycheck; who have struggled with the disease of addiction in their family; who have nowhere to turn when they are facing abuse and harassment. I am running to keep our beaches clean and our roads free of flooding. I am running to ensure your children and grandchildren can go to school without fear and receive a quality education. I am running so that my daughters and yours have access to Planned Parenthood. I am running so that all of us, male or female, are treated fairly and paid equally in the workplace. I know it’s an uphill battle, but I’ve always been a fighter. I will fight for your vote and I will fight for the ideals and values that the people of Atlantic County believe in – a safe, affordable community that we are proud to call home.

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