Rally -- Survivors Call on Pennsylvania Legislators to Reform Statute of Limitation Laws
For immediate release, June 8, 2018
Survivors Call on Pennsylvania Legislators to Reform Statute of Limitation Laws
Children must be protected
Survivors of Sexual Abuse Call for Help and Assistance
Hold Perpetrators Accountable for Their Crimes
Hold Institutions and Officials Accountable for Their Complicity in Cover Ups
Pennsylvania Rep. Mark Rozzi leads the call to reform archaic statute of limitation (SOL) laws that fail to protect children and fail to hold child sexual predators accountable. He calls on legislators and Catholic Bishops to help all victims.
And Rep. Rozzi wants SOL laws that hold predators accountable for their crimes and hold those complicit in hiding crimes to be held accountable. Rep. Rozzi calls us a rally.
June 12, 2018
3 pm to 4 pm
Pennsylvania State Capitol
Rep. Mark Rozzi, local and national SNAP leaders, and survivors from a number of religious and institutional settings.
Rep. Rozzi will ask the PA House and Senate for laws that are the "Real Deal" a name he has given to his proposed legislation, SB 261. He calls for elimination of both criminal and civil statute of limitation laws. He also calls for a two year window for sexual abuse crimes of the past and presently outside current SOL laws.
Rep. Rozzi asks the community to contact your legislators and have them support this law. To find your legislators: www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegistator
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
The Attorneys General of forty states have inquired about the grand jury process in Pennsylvania. Let's get statewide investigations going in fifty states.
Note to Letter Writers
Use your own words and style of writing. Cut and paste from the templates as you wish. Include your experiences, whether as a survivor or as a member of the community. And relate your letter to the state you were abused in or state now living in.