Oregon Sen. Sara Gelser one of Time Magazine's 'Silence Breakers'

State Sen. Sara Gelser, Rep. Julie Parrish and former State Sen. Diane Rosenbaum joined Straight Talk to discuss their experiences with sexual harassment and what can be done in the state Capitol.

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SALEM, Ore. -- Oregon Senator Sara Gelser is featured as one of Time Magazine's 'Silence Breakers,' which the magazine named the 2017 Person of the Year. 

Time profiled some of the most notable women of the #MeToo movement, which shed light on rampant sexual harassment and misconduct at the workplace and beyond.

In November, Gelser filed a formal complaint against Oregon Sen. Jeff Kruse detailing years of inappropriate conduct. Her complaint led to more than a dozen similar complaints from women against the senator. 

Since Gelser's complaint, an investigation into Kruse has been launched.

Other women profiled by Time include actresses Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan, both of whom spoke out against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, and Tarana Burke, an activist who started the "Me Too" movement more than a decade ago.  

Gelser, along with Oregon female lawmakers Rep. Julie Parrish and former State Sen. Diane Rosenbaum, spoke with KGW's Laural Porter in November about sexual harassment and what can be done at the state Capitol and beyond. 

Time Magazine's Person of the Year issue hits newsstands Friday. 

Watch the full interview: 

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