Scott Lee Cohen, the elected candidate for Lieutenant Governor, was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend in 2005.  His ex-wife also listed both physical and sexual abuse in her divorce papers.  Illinois needs leadership that is capable of making effective policy decisions to end violence against women and girls.  We applaud Scott Lee Cohen’s decision to step aside and allow another candidate to represent the Democratic Party in the Lieutenant Governor’s Race. Violence against women and girls is never OK.  If you or someone you know is a victim of violence, please visit our resource locator page to get more information on counseling services.  If you would like to get involved with Chicago NOW’s  Stop Violence Against Women team, please visit our Issues page or contact us via email.

Click here to read a Progress Illinois article on the response to Scott Lee Cohen from the women’s community.

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