On Feb. 20, the League of Women Voters of Nebraska submitted testimony in support of LB43, a bill to adopt the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights Act.
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February 20, 2019
Senator Steve Lathrop, Chair
Re: LB 43 (Bolz) Adopt the Sexual Survivors’ Bill of Rights Act
Dear Senator Lathrop and Members of the Committee,
The League of Women Voters of Nebraska strongly supports LB 43 and its long overdue protections for survivors of sexual assault. Too often the shame of being such a victim 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 human trafficking in 2014. Part of the position states that “Extensive essential services for victims should be applied where needed.” The LWV of Nebraska believes that Senator Bolz’s Bill of Rights accurately defines those essential services that will help bring healing, along with justice, to all victims of sexual assault.
We urge you to advance LB 43 to General File for full debate by the members of the Senate.
John Else, Social Policy Director
Sherry Miller, President