On Feb. 21, LWVNE submitted written testimony in support of LB 532, a bill to change provisions relating to harassment protection orders, sexual assault protection orders, and domestic abuse protection orders.
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Senator Steve Lathrop, Chair
Ms. Laurie Vollertsen, Clerk
PO Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
RE: LB 532 (Senator Cavanaugh)
Dear Senator Lathrop and Judiciary Committee Members,
We write in support of LB532. The League of Women Voters of Nebraska strongly supports the long overdue protections for survivors of harassment, sexual assault, and domestic abuse. Too often the shame of being a victim of such abuse has debased that victim’s ability to believe herself or himself worthy of restorative measures.
The U.S. League of Women Voters adopted its position on preventing violence in 2014. The position supports the role of government in preventing violence. The LWV of Nebraska believes that the protection orders are surely appropriate for people who have been harassed, sexually assaulted, and the subject of domestic abuse—the conditions identified in Senator Cavanaugh’s LB 532. Such protection orders decrease the chance of the victims being victimized again by the same people.
LWVNE believes LB 532 provides appropriate protection from violence. We hope the Committee and the Legislature will approve and pass the bill.
John F. Else
Director of Social Policy