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Cullerton announces appointments to sexual harassment awareness task force

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Illinois Senate President John J. Cullerton announced 10 appointments to the Senate Task Force on Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Awareness and Prevention.

They are:

Senator Omar Aquino, 2nd District, Chicago

Senator Scott Bennett, 52nd District, Champaign

Senator Melinda Bush, 31st District, Grayslake

Senator Bill Cunningham, 18th District, Chicago

Senator Mattie Hunter, 3rd District, Chicago, Majority Caucus Whip

Senator Toi Hutchinson, 40th District, Chicago Heights

Senator Heather Steans, 7th District, Chicago

Julie Curry, President at Curry & Associates, former deputy chief of staff at Illinois governor’s office, former state lawmaker

Rikeesha Phelon, President and CEO of Phelon Public Strategies

Polly Poskin, Executive Director, Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault

The Senate President has a total of 12 appointments to the task force. The other two are being finalized.

“I look forward to this task force producing effective recommendations and offer my support to back up its work,” Cullerton said in making the appointments.