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EMBRACING YOUR VOICE FOR SURVIVORS
On Thursday, we joined our partners at the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence for their 6th annual Advocacy Day, which celebrated the theme “Embrace Your Voice.” We were reminded that every Ohioan has the opportunity to support survivors of sexual assault and harassment by making their voices heard at the Statehouse.
A Survivor Panel Discussion with Jocelyn Frye, a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, and members of the OAESV Survivor Advisory Council shared how they found their voice and why this work is so important. Then, attendees met with legislators to advocate for a number of bills currently pending in the legislature, such as House Bill 377 (Erin’s Law) and Senate Bill 41 (Advocate Privilege).
The Columbus Dispatch, April 16, 2018
Portsmouth Daily Times, April 17, 2018
Toledo Blade, April 18, 2018
Baby c’mon in: Senate allows newborns of members in chamber
Associated Press, April 19, 2018