From the Morning Memo:

The group of former legislative staffers formed to call for sexual harassment law changes is pushing for an “immediate vote” for end-of-session bills.

The Sexual Harassment Working Group is calling for the passage of a “bedrock” bill that would add sexual harassment protections and broaden the “severe or pervasive” standard, something advocates and lawmakers say is too narrow a definition to cover a range of misbehavior.

“The bill has broad support from over 30 organizations, with 28 co-sponsors in the Assembly and 12 in the Senate,” the group said in a statement. “New York does not in fact have the strongest laws in the nation and workers can’t afford to wait for a two-way ‘deal’ that waters down protections.”

Gov. Andrew Cuomo backs the change, holding a news conference with advocates from the #TimesUp movement, including actress Mira Sorvino.

The Sexual Harassment Working Group was formed to call for changes to the state’s harassment and sexual misconduct laws and successfully pushed for two public hearings on the issue, held for the first time by state lawmakers in a generation.