DFL Mandates Sexual Harassment Training for All Campaigns Wanting Party Support

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Laborer (DFL) Party has announced that all campaigns seeking the party’s support must under go sexual harassment training.

DFL Chairman Ken Martin today announced that all campaigns receiving official party support from the DFL will be required to attend sexual harassment and workplace conduct training.

“Sexual harassment is a pervasive problem that needs to be addressed,” Martin said. “Unfortunately no workplace is immune, including political campaigns.”

Training will be mandatory for all candidates and campaign staff in order to gain access to DFL voter file and other key services, according to the DFL.

“The Minnesota DFL Party has a zero tolerance policy for sexual harassment and expects our candidates and campaigns to follow this policy. The DFL will now require any campaign receiving official party support to attend a comprehensive training on sexual harassment. These training will be an important step toward setting clear expectations as to what constitutes professional workplace conduct, and deterring inappropriate behavior in the first place,” stated Martin.

Training will be conducted by a professional facilitator after the state’s June 5th filing deadline.


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