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Witnesses, public gather to address misogyny in NJ politics

FORT LEE, N.J. (AP) — Nearly a dozen witnesses told a New Jersey panel looking at sexual misconduct and misogyny that better training is needed to halt misbehavior. The Workgroup on Harassment, Sexual Assault and Misogyny in New Jersey Politics held the first of what are expected to be at least three public meetings Tuesday in Fort Lee. The panel is chaired by Democratic Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg and included Democratic Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver, and 11 other women from across New Jersey politics. Weinberg set the panel up after a December report on that cited dozens of instances of misconduct, including groping, unwanted advances and even assault.

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