You are reading

Van Bramer to Block Non Profits From Getting City Funds if They Have History of Sexual Harassment Complaints

Jimmy Van Bramer

Dec. 7, 2017 By Christian Murray

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer plans to introduce legislation early next year that would stop non-profit organizations from receiving city funds if they have been subject to multiple sexual harassment complaints.

“The #MeToo movement is about exposing systematic workplace sexual harassment and assault, but it’s up to lawmakers now to push forward solutions to address it,” Van Bramer said in a statement.

“That’s why I proposed legislation to put our money where our mouth is and require organizations seeking city subsidies to submit their records on sexual harassment complaints as a condition of funding.”

Van Bramer is currently working on drafting the bill and is expected to introduce it early next year.

The proposed legislation includes two main provisions.

The bill would require organizations to disclose the number of sexual harassment complaints they have had, as well as how they were resolved and what disciplinary actions were taken.

Furthermore, the non-profits would also have to disclose what type of education and training they provide to ensure that their staff understand the rules and regulations as they pertain to harassment and a safe work environment.

The city would prohibit any organization that has had multiple complaints from receiving public funds for a minimum of 5 years.


email the author: [email protected]


Click for Comments 

This is a great precedent to set. It’s disgusting to see the RNC continue to fund Roy Moore’s campaign (and our Donald “Grab ’em” Trump endorse him) after so many allegations of child molestation.


Roy Moore isn’t anything any more, except banned from the mall in Gadsden, Alabama because of his predatory behavior toward young girls.


Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

New York Hall of Science awarded federal funding for project on artificial intelligence

New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) will play a key role in the future of artificial and natural intelligence after U.S. Rep. Grace Meng announced that the institution in Flushing Meadows Corona Park has been awarded nearly a half-million dollars in federal funding from the National Science Foundation over the next five years.

NYSCI will be part of a $20 million initiative led by Columbia University to establish an AI Institute for Artificial and Natural Intelligence (ARNI), an interdisciplinary center that will bring together several top research institutions to focus on a national priority: connecting the major progress made in AI systems to the revolution in understanding the brain.