Sara Feigenholtz

Latest front in Weinstein scandal: Statehouses say 'me too'

The response to sexual harassment allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein has spread to statehouses nationwide, with hundreds of lawmakers, lobbyists and consultants coming forward to say the problem is pervasive in the halls of political power.

Illinois became the latest to join the chorus, as signatures piled up Tuesday on an open letter describing harassment and intimidation for women trying to negotiate legislation and work on campaigns. In California this week, the Senate hired a law firm to investigate after women described a culture of sexual intimidation.

Lawmakers in Oregon and Rhode Island have spoken up to accuse male colleagues of inappropriate...