This past year, Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS) helped form the Survivors Campaign (DC JSC), a grassroots coalition working to increase and codify the rights of and improve services for survivors of sexual assault in the District of Columbia. The DC JSC saw a huge success in its first campaign to pass the Sexual Assault Victims’ Rights Amendment Act (SAVRAA). Signed into law this summer, SAVRAA is groundbreaking legislation to protect survivors in DC, including helping decrease the backlog of rape kits in the District and codify a survivor’s right to an advocate.
But there’s more work ahead! Now, we’re telling Mayor-Elect Bowser to ensure implementation of SAVRAA and make sexual assault a priority focus area of her administration, and we need your help!
We’ve written a letter to Mayor-Elect Bowser stressing the need to fully implement SAVRAA and improve DC’s response to sexual assault. With your support, we can let the new Mayor know that she can be one of the first leaders of any city in the country to make sexual assault prevention a key focus area.
Tell Mayor-Elect Bowser: Sexual assault affects us all. Please prioritize the implementation of SAVRAA, and make combatting sexual violence a key part of your work to promote public safety in the District!
Thank you for your time and support. Together, we can create a safer DC.
DC Justice for Survivors Campaign members
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