Jerry Long Must Resign Immediately

IL State Rep. Jerry Long (R-76)

On September 13, CapitolFax reported that State Representative Jerry Long (R-Streator) was being asked to resign under allegations of harassment. The House Republican Organization immediately pulled their support, and over the course of the past week, a number of other elected officials and organizations have made their own statements calling for Jerry Long’s resignation.

Though the findings from the independent investigation into Long’s behavior remain undisclosed to protect the involved parties, Rep. Long himself has made a series of disturbing confessions over the past week, ranging from creating a hostile work environment that he defends as “demanding,” to a story of blatantly unwelcome physical contact with a female staffer.

Still, local Republican organizations stand with Jerry Long in support of his behavior. He’s not backing down, and he needs a strong rebuke from his constituents.

We need a representative who will serve the people of the 76th district with compassion and integrity and who is able to represent our district with dignity and respect. Add your name now and demand his gross impropriety be met with swift action and removal from office.

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To: IL State Rep. Jerry Long (R-76)
From: [Your Name]

I demand your immediate resignation as it has become very clear that your interests and values do not align with those of hard-working Illinois families in the 76th District.