Tell Congress to Pass the Justice for Survivors of Sexual Assault Act of 2009.

Tell Congress to Pass the Justice for Survivors of Sexual Assault Act of 2009.

    1. Roxann MtJoy
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      Roxann MtJoy

      Mount Vernon, NY

To address the national crisis of untested rape kit backlogs -- estimated at 180,000 -- Representatives Al Franken (D-MN), Charles Grassley (R-IA), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) have introduced the Justice for Survivors of Sexual Assault Act of 2009 to the House of Representatives.

This bipartisan bill would regulate grants funds earmarked for the DNA testing of rape kits, implement financial incentives for jurisdictions to aggressively attack and eliminate their backlogs, provide for a national system for collecting data on rape kits, and eliminate the appalling practice of having the victims of sexual assault pay for their own rape kits.

Tell your Representative that you want them to support the Justice of Survivor of Sexual Assault Act of 2009.

 

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    1. Illinois Passes Law Mandating the Testing of Rape Kits

      Alex DiBranco
      Petition Organizer

      Last fall, I told you about the appalling situation nationally concerning untested rape kits — a collection of any physical evidence an attacker may have left behind, including vaginal swabs, urine samples, blood tests, and fingernail scrapings....

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