Statement by Barbara Blaine of Chicago
(312) 399 4747
Founder and President of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by
We wish Judge Burke well in her new position and believe she'll be a
strong advocate for children. Kids need justices and judges who are knowledgeable
about and sympathetic toward those who are sexually violated. Judge Burke
will be that kind of Supreme Court justice, we believe.
Especially in the last few years, she has shown understandable public
outrage at the many bishops who are reneging on their promises to protect
the vulnerable and heal the wounded.
We have been encouraged by her wisdom and outspokenness and hope she brings
these admirable traits to the state's highest court.
David Clohessy of St. Louis, SNAP National Director (314) 566-9790 cell,
(314) 645 5915 home
Barbara Blaine of Chicago, SNAP Founder and President (312) 399 4747 cell
Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, SNAP National Outreach Director (314) 862
7688, (314) 503 0003
of those Abused by Priests www.snapnetwork.org