State Senator Daylin Leach is holding a fundraiser for his birthday at The Great American Pub on June 21st from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Times Up Metro Philly is planning a protest outside the fundraiser.
The protest is over the accusations that Leach groped and sexually harassed members of his staff. After the accusations were made public Leach dropped his campaign to run for Congress, but he has been slowly making more public appearances. Governor Wolf and others called for him to resign.
Here is the information from the Facebook event promoting the protest:
State Sen. Daylin Leach has been accused by eight women and three men of groping and sexually harassing his female staffers. However, despite calls for his resignation from the state Senate and the suspension of his congressional campaign, Sen. Leach has failed to take meaningful accountability for his actions, instead choosing to host a fundraiser for his political action committee, DayPAC.
As a result, TimesUp Philly Metro is hosting a protest outside of the fundraising event in order to send a strong message to Sen. Leach and Democratic Party leaders that we will not tolerate the enabling and normalizing of sexual abuse.
We are asking attendees to dress in all-black in solidarity with the larger TimesUp movement, which owes its origins to Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, the National Farmworkers Women’s Alliance. We are also encouraging attendees to bring posters and signs with them. Some phrases to consider include: “TimesUp Daylin” “#MeToo” or “Defund Daylin/Stop Sexual Abuse”
Here is the flyer promoting the fundraiser:
Philly.com published an article earlier this week detailing local politicians who have stuck with Leach and continue to support him. You can see those names in the flyer above.
Photo: Daylin Leach’s Facebook page