Sexual assault awareness -- every month
Last month, I introduced a resolution recognizing April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In researching this issue, I learned that rape and other forms of sexual abuse pervade our communities, affecting 1 in 5 women.
But this should not be considered a “women’s issue.” It’s a societal scourge, a public health crisis, even an epidemic. Therefore, true awareness of this pervasive, destructive crime must not be limited to a single month. It must continue every day.
While working on this resolution, I came across this inspiring story of a Portage, Michigan, high school student who was assaulted by an acquaintance. Her courage and her work in raising awareness of sexual assault at her school will help dispel the “rape myths” that persist in our society.
To read the full text of my resolution, click here.
Controller search progresses
This week, the Board of Commissioners interviewed finalists to replace Controller Mary Lannoye. After a distinguished career in state and local government, Mary looks forward to retiring in June. Her successor should be named soon.
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