Congresswoman Who Survived Jonestown Attack Now Staring Down Sexual Harassment

By Roll Call Staff
Posted November 16, 2017 at 3:19pm
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Who is Rep. Jackie Speier? The California Democrat, who is making headlines for her bill to prevent sexual misconduct in Congress, is also a survivor of the 1978 Jonestown massacre when she traveled to the commune as a legal aide to Rep. Leo Ryan. Roll Call sat down with Speier in 2015 to discuss the incident, where she was shot five times as part of a delegation to the cult’s commune in South America. Saturday, Nov. 18, will be the 39th anniversary of the assassination attempt. See Roll Call’s full story here.