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Petitioning Chair of Economic Development & Tourism Subcommittee Representative Carlos Trujillo and 1 other

Florida Legislators: Support Unemployment Compensation for Victims of Domestic Violence

Victims of domestic violence need economic security in order to safely escape abuse, and in order to provide safety for their families, “says Leta Pittman, of the domestic violence organizing group Sisterhood of Survivors. “This bill will help to create much needed security and safety for women across our state who are dealing with life threatening situations.”

Senate Bill 130 and House Bill 261 aims to reform Florida’s unemployment insurance law allowing for victims of domestic violence who need to leave their work to escape abuse to receive unemployment compensation. In Florida alone there were 111,681 reported incidents of domestic violence in 2011 and nearly 200 of those resulted in murder/manslaughter.

Letter to
Chair of Economic Development & Tourism Subcommittee Representative Carlos Trujillo
Chair Commerce and Tourism Committee Senator Nancy Detert
Place this Important Bill on the Legislative Agenda and Help Us Win

Senate Bill 130 and House Bill 261 aims to reform Florida’s unemployment insurance law allowing for victims of domestic violence who need to leave their work to escape abuse to receive unemployment compensation. In Florida alone there were 111,681 reported incidents of domestic violence in 2011 and nearly 200 of those resulted in murder/manslaughter.

“Victims of domestic violence need economic security in order to safely escape abuse, and in order to provide safety for their families, “said Leta Pittman, of the domestic violence organizing group Sisterhood of Survivors. “This bill will help to create much needed security and safety for women across our state who are dealing with life threatening situations.”

We urge you to make family safety a priority this legislative session.