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What happens to Sacramento's #MeToo movement after Garcia accusations?




FILE - In this June 22, 2016 file photo, Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, D- Bell Gardens, speaks at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Garcia, the head of California's legislative women's caucus and a leading figure in the anti-sexual harassment movement is herself the subject of a sexual misconduct claim, Politico reported Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018.
FILE - In this June 22, 2016 file photo, Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, D- Bell Gardens, speaks at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Garcia, the head of California's legislative women's caucus and a leading figure in the anti-sexual harassment movement is herself the subject of a sexual misconduct claim, Politico reported Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018.
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Today on State of Affairs:

Cal State L.A.'s Raphael Sonenshein on how the recent allegations against Cristina Garcia could affect the #MeToo movement in Sacramento:

I don't think it affects the momentum; I think it gets the point across that this is about the misuse of power.

This should not only be about men, although, honestly, the overwhelming evidence is that the great share of this misconduct is by men against women. 

It certainly is eye opening. It just shows how complicated this is getting. This has come upon us as a society rather quickly, even though the issue has been around forever. It's going off in unforeseeable and unforeseen directions. 

Christina Bellantoni, LA Times: I think the transparency is very important. For years, we had no way of knowing what allegations had been made, what settlements had been filed with taxpayer money, what investigations had been launched with taxpayer money, and the L.A. Times sort of made some legal threats to get more documents than the legislature was providing and last week they actually gave us a giant document. 

You can read the actual cases. It's really important for the state to know that.