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"Educating our communities and elected officials about the needs of survivors in our local cities and towns requires year round focus. JDI is our pathway to informing and influencing the state and national agenda to end sexual and domestic violence." ~ Karen Cavanaugh, JDI board member and Executive Director of Womanshelter/Companeras, pictured here with a JDI delegation meeting with Congressman Niki Tsongas

FY13 Budget Amendments

Help secure life-saving and life-changing services
for victims and survivors of sexual and domestic violence.

The House Ways & Means Budget Recommendations fell short of restoring this critical funding fully. The following three budget amendments will bring funding levels back up to FY2009!

Contact your State Representative today and ask for his/her support of all three amendments!

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Amendment #479 to H04100: 
RISE amendment
(line item includes Rape Crisis Center, LGBT, RISE, Batterer Intervention and prevention funding for victims of sexual and domestic violence) - proposes to increase the allocation for line item 4513-1130 to $6,391,677 instead of the House Ways & Means proposal of $5,511,435.

  1. Representative Carlos Henriquez of Boston
  2. Representative Peter Kocot of Northampton
  3. Representative Liz Malia of Boston
  4. Representative Cory Atkins of Concord
  5. Representative Frank Smizik of Brookline
  6. Representative Sannicandro of Ashland
  7. Representative Kay Khan of Newton
  8. Representative Timothy Madden of Nantucket
  9. Representative Jeffery Sánchez of Boston
  10. Representative Denise Provost of Somerville
  11. Representative Gloria Fox of Boston
  12. Representative Carl Sciortino of Medford

(See JDI request for Line Item 4513-1130.)

Amendment #693 to H04100:
Funding for Domestic Violence Prevention
increases the allocation of line item 4800-1400 to $23,473,036 instead of the House Ways & Means proposal of $21,451,538; also strikes out the following: “and for the operation of the New Chardon Street homeless shelter).

  1. Representative Kate Hogan of Stow
  2. Representative Charles A. Murphy of Burlington
  3. Representative Gloria Fox of Boston
  4. Representative Kay Khan of Newton
  5. Representative Martin Walsh of Boston
  6. Representative Timothy Madden of Nantucket
  7. Representative Paul McMurtry of Dedham
  8. Representative James O'Day of West Boylston
  9. Representative Carolyn Dykema of Holliston
  10. Representative Denise Andrews of Orange
  11. Representative Thomas Conroy of Wayland
  12. Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield
  13. Representative Thomas M. Stanley of Waltham
  14. Representative Denise Garlick of Needham
  15. Representative Daniel Winslow of Norfolk
  16. Representative Carlos Henriquez of Boston
  17. Representative Alice Peisch of Wellesley

(See JDI request for Line Item 4513-1130.)

Amendment #526 to H04100:
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program
proposes to allocate $3,601,330 in line item 4510-0810 instead of the House Ways & Means proposal of $3,160,740.

  1. Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield
  2. Representative William Pignatelli of Lenox
  3. Representative Thomas P. Conroy of Wayland
  4. Representative Kevin Aguiar of Fall River
  5. Representative Timothy Madden of Nantucket
  6. Representative Denise Garlick of Needham
  7. Representative Ruth Balser of Newton
  8. Representative Paul Mark of Hancock
  9. Representative Gailanne Cariddi of North Adams
  10. Representative Gloria Fox of Boston
  11. Representative Denise Andrews of Orange
  12. Representative Cory Atkins of Concord
  13. Representative Geraldine Creedon of Brockton
  14. Representative John Lawn of Watertown
  15. Representative Denise Provost of Somerville
  16. Representative Brian Ashe of Longmeadow
  17. Representative Chris Walsh of Framingham
  18. Representative Bradley Jones, Jr. of North Reading
  19. Representative Jonathan Hecht of Watertown
  20. Representative Walter Timilty of Milton
  21. Representative Jeffery Sánchez of Boston

(See JDI request for Line Item 4510-0810.)

Amendments #685, #653, and #691 filed by Representative Winslow are similar to the above amendments, respectively, and also supported by Jane Doe Inc.

Contact:

Maureen L. Gallagher, Policy Director, Jane Doe Inc.
617-557-1808
mgallagher@janedoe.org

 


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