Today, State Representative Ina Minjarez sent an official letter to State Representative Linda Koop and state leadership to formally thank Rep. Koop for leading the efforts to bring public exposure and initiating a process to protect all women, interns, and staffers at the state legislature. Additionally, Representative Minjarez has requested to work alongside Rep. Koop in a bipartisan effort to address this issue.
"The bipartisan effort in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey is the same level of involvement we need to solve this problem,” said Minjarez. “The accusations stem from staffers and interns against members of both parties. So, we have to come together in the same way to add protections and create a safe working environment.”