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Shaheen, Hassan Push to Ensure Survivors of Domestic Violence Can Access Their Economic Impact Payment
Press Release June 23, 2020
“The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted the lives of survivors of domestic and sexual violence, including their ability to seek help and meet their basic needs. The pandemic has also provided new ways for abusive partners to leverage power and control, including the withholding of federal stimulus checks,” said Amanda Grady Sexton, Director of Public Affairs for the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. “We are grateful for the support of Senator Shaheen and other members of Congress for advocating for the needs of survivors, and addressing the very real experiences of financial abuse that prevent survivors from acquiring, using or maintaining financial resources.”
Concord Monitor June 17, 2020
One of the many bills passed by the State Senate this week requires all school employees to be trained on preventing child sex abuse. Another bill would eliminate the statute of limitations for sexual assault. The pair were included in larger packages of bills related to safety in schools and revisions to the state sexual assault laws.
“Numerous senators remarked that they heard from an extraordinary amount of survivors who contacted the senate urging them to pass this critical legislation that will ensure protections for victims of sexual assault,” said Grady Sexton in an interview Wednesday. “We will be working closely with the house to earn their support for these measures.”