Monday, October 22, 2018

SEATTLE—Citing credible allegations of sexual assault against state Sen. Joe Fain (R-47), a group of community leaders and former state legislators will call for his resignation from the state senate, highlighting the fact that, although Fain’s supporters have claimed they want a “thorough investigation” of the allegations, there is no formal process for such an investigation, because the alleged assault took place prior to Fain’s election to the legislature.

In September, a Seattle woman spoke up about a 2007 incident in which she alleges that Fain, then a King County Council staffer, raped her in his hotel room. The woman was inspired to come forward with her story by the bravery of Christine Blasey Ford, who spoke out against Judge Brett Kavanaugh after decades of silence despite the knowledge that she would be the one blamed and scrutinized for coming forward.

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct 23, 10:00 am

WHERE: King County Courthouse, 516 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

WHAT: Community leaders call for Sen. Joe Fain’s resignation

WHO: Tiffany Hankins, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington

Brady Walkinshaw, former state legislator

Jessyn Farrell, former state legislator

Nicole Grant, King County Labor Council

Tina Podlowdoski, Washington State Democrats

Ryan Calkins, Seattle Port Commission

Alexis Turla, National Women’s Political Caucus of Washington

Karen Brasserman, Emerge Washington

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