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The voices of survivors, member programs, and community allies, joining together in one voice, are essential in order to affect social change to end violence and oppression in our society. Every voice is important.

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Read our latest newsletter: February 2017.


"Jane Doe Inc. keeps us grounded in the current policy developments, information, and emerging topics in domestic and sexual violence. Through their system change work and government relations, they rise our voice and share survivors’ concerns and needs. I can’t imagine leading a local agency without the support and expertise that I receive as a member of JDI. " ~ Marianne Winters - Executive Director at Safe Passage Inc.

JDI Members Legislative Advocacy Day

JDI's Legislative Advocacy Day convenes individuals from member programs across the state every year to influence the budget and legislative decisions that directly affect the work they do and the survivors in their communities. Participants meet with State Representatives and Senators to remind them of the importance of their support for sexual and domestic violence funding and programs. 

This year, JDI is advocating for two budget line items that will maintain level services across the state, and expand life-saving programs for survivors. Read more here.

JDI also has a comprehensive legislative agenda that addresses a range of issues that impact sexual and domestic violence survivors uniquely, but are not all specifically SA/DV bills. The range represents a broader view of policy efforts to address social and economic justice and support all survivors and those who experience injustice and oppression. Read more about the legislative agenda here.

JDI's top three bill priorities include the Safe Communities Act, a Campus Sexual Assault bill, and a bill to protect private healthcare information (PATCH)Read more about JDI supported bills here

Please contact JDI's policy director Maureen Gallagher with any questions about JDI's budget and legislative agendas: mgallagher@janedoe.org

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