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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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"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

Senate FY2014 Budget Debate Begins

Thanks to all of you who have been making calls and sending emails to urge your State Senator to support the budget amendments needed to increase funding for sexual and domestic violence services.

The Senate will begin debate on the budget on Wednesday, May 22nd.  So keep those calls and emails going!  Senators can keep signing on up until the time that the amendment is taken up on the floor.  Even if your Senator doesn't sign on as sponsor they can still support the amendments when they come up for a vote.

Here's a list of who has signed on as of Tuesday, May 21:

#623—DPH 4513-1130 amendment

Eldridge
Chang-Diaz
Creem
Brownsberger
Clark
Montigny
Keenan
Finegold
Joyce

 

#686—DCF 4800-1400

Candaras
Clark
M.Moore
Finegold
Montigny
Keenan
Welch

Thanks for all your efforts.


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