Two Democrat groups have planned a second rally this Saturday in front of Schuylkill County Courthouse seeking the resignation or impeachment of Commissioner George Halcovage.
The Schuylkill County Democratic Women’s League and Schuylkill County Young Democrats are co-sponsoring the event. It’ll take place on the Courthouse steps from noon until 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 10.
Organizers tell The Canary that although the protest/rally is created by Democrats, the issues of “sexual assault and harassment” shouldn’t be partisan.
They write on the Facebook page advertising the rally: “Democrats, Independents, and Republicans must all stand together to take back our courthouse. No matter your political ideology—join us!”
An initial protest held on March 28 attracted around 10 people, an attendance figure likely kept low due to the awful weather that day.
Halcovage is one of several defendants named in a federal lawsuit filed last month by 4 Schuylkill County Courthouse employees alleging the Commissioner subjected them to sexual assault, harassment, and retaliation for speaking out about those workplace violations.
Several other Courthouse officials are named as defendants in the lawsuit for their complicity in Halcovage’s behavior over a nearly decade-long period.
The Commissioner, so far, has resisted calls and demands that he resign, including from Harrisburg lawmakers representing Schuylkill County who said they would follow the case and if proven guilty, they’d start impeachment proceedings in the State House of Representatives.
Halcovage denies all allegations against him.