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Support the Morfeld, Chambers, and Pansing Brooks Amendments to LB46, Nebraska

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Recognizing that 1,825 children are abused and neglected each day, that there are at least four child maltreatment fatalities each day, and that there are at least 9.2 victims per 1,000 children (American SPCC, 2017), we believe that child abuse awareness and prevention is a serious issue which deserves attention and support in Nebraska. 

Recognizing that 1 in 6 women and 1 in 33 men are victims of rape and sexual assault in their lives, that 60% of reported rapes involve victims under the age of 18, that youths aged 12-17 are two to three times more likely to be victims than adults, that 82% of victims are assaulted or raped by someone they know,  and that a rape is reported in the US about once every 5 minutes (Rape Treatment Center, 2017), we further believe that rape culture awareness and prevention is a serious issue which deserves attention and support in Nebraska.

Thus, we, the undersigned, support the proposed amendments to LB46 by Senators Chambers, Pansing Brooks, and Morfeld.

We, the undersigned, urge the Nebraska Legislature to stand up for victims of rape, sexual assault, child abuse, and neglect by supporting honest and accurate license plate options in Nebraska that contribute to the Nebraska Child Abuse Prevention Fund.

References:

American SPCC. (2017). Child abuse statistics: Statistics and facts about child abuse in the US (webpage). Retrieved from http://americanspcc.org/child-abuse-statistics/

Rape Treatment Center. (2017). Facts and quotes: Statistics (webpage). Retrieved from http://www.911rape.org/facts-quotes/statistics

 Referenced Bill and Amendments:

http://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=31032

Petition Written by Board of Suit Up Nebraska

http://www.suitupnebraska.org/



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