DNC to vote on resolution urging Filner to resign

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Associated Press

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 21 at 7:06 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic National Committee plans to vote on a resolution this week urging San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to resign. The embattled mayor has been accused of sexually harassing more than a dozen women.

The resolution will urge Filner to resign immediately and say that the Democratic Party condemns anyone who creates a hostile work place or sexually harasses women or men. It's expected to be voted on Friday at the DNC's summer meeting in Phoenix.

DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz urged Filner to resign in a statement in July. Filner is a former Democratic congressman.

The mayor has undergone therapy after acknowledging he disrespected and intimidated women. He has denied committing sexual harassment.

The resolution was first reported by CNN.

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