HARRISBURG, March 17, 2014 — State Sen. Anthony H. Williams, victim advocates, a teacher-abuse survivor and leaders of a national advocacy group will hold a major rally at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 19, in the Capitol Rotunda, to fight for the adoption of legislation that would prevent the sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment of students by educators.

Sen. William’s Senate Bill 46, legislation that would stop the so-called “Passing of the Trash,” has yet to receive a negative vote from any state legislative panel but it has been stonewalled in the House of Representatives.

The rally will attempt to spur House lawmakers into finally considering the proposal, which has been endorsed by newspapers throughout the commonwealth, and to send it to the governor for his consideration.

Scheduled to attend the rally include:

Sen. Williams (D-Philadelphia/Delaware)

Terri Miller, president, SESAME (Stop Educator Sexual Abuse Misconduct & Exploitation)

Andrea Clemens, teacher abuse survivor and author

Rep. Cherelle Parker (D-Philadelphia)

Rep. David Maloney (R-Berks)

Dr. Chester Kent, SESAME

Lebanon County District Attorney Dave Arnold


Media coverage is encouraged.

WHO: Capitol Rally to Urge House Approval of Sen. Williams’ SB 46

WHEN: 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 19

WHERE: Capitol Rotunda, Harrisburg


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