The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
SNAP Press Release
Victims of childhood sexual abuse demand passage of HB 5699
Extends civil statute of limitations for childhood abuse to 30 years past 18 & 2-year window
Protects children by exposing predators
Allows childhood sexual abuse victims to seek justice
Holds accountable those who enabled and shielded predators
After giving testimony at the Michigan House Judiciary Committee meeting, two leaders of the effort to bring forward House Bill 5699 will share the outcome of the Committee hearing and describe next steps to move legislation forward that protects children, not predators.
They will address the lies the Michigan Catholic Conference has communicated on their website to try to kill a bill which would make Michigan a leader in legislation that protects children.
Wednesday, April 28, Noon (Eastern Time)
In front of the Michigan Capitol Building; 100 North Capitol Avenue, Lansing MI 48933, Intersection of Ottawa & Capitol St., Lansing MI http://www.michigan.gov/documents/gethere_14067_7.PDF
Brad Sylvester, SNAP Michigan leader (Chicago-based international support group called SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests - SNAPnetwork.org) and Kathy McCreedy, leader of Protecting Michigan’s Children, a collaborative group dedicated to legislation that protects Michigan’s children from sexual abuse.
HB 5699 is critical to protecting children and exposing sexual predators. Michigan citizens deserve to know who is fighting legislation that would protect their kids.
Brad Sylvester, 989-450-6210, [email protected]; Kathy McCreedy, [email protected]; Barbara Dorris, 314- 503- 0003, [email protected]