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"Until women can live free of the fear of domestic and sexual violence I will continue to raise my voice and partner with JDI. I want to motivate and inspire others to reimagine manhood so that the next generation of young boys and girls expect relationships to be loving, caring, and respectful and that they learn to cope with disappointment, breakup, and disagreement in civil, respectful, nonviolent ways. " ~ Peter Roby - 2014 White Ribbon Day Campaign Co-Chair

Outcome of Senate FY2014 Budget

Our attention now turns to the Conference Committee for the final opportunity to advocate for funding in the state's Fiscal Year 2014 budget.  Watch for updates and action alerts so you can help us make the case for why this funding is critical!  

Here's what happened in the Senate:

Amendment #623--DPH 4513-1130 (Sen Eldridge)--NOT adopted

Thanks to Senators Eldridge, Chang-Diaz, Creem, Brownsberger, Clark, Montigny, Keenan, Finegold, Joyce, M.Moore & Rush for their co-sponsorship of one of our amendments (#623--DPH 4513-1130) in the Senate. While it didn't pass, we appreciate their support and will continue our advocacy in the Conference Committee for the higher amount in the House budget.

Amendment #686--DCF 4800-1400 (Sen Candaras)--ADOPTED--adds $1.2million to the SWM original budget for a final amount of $22,830,532

Thanks to Senator Candaras and her staff for their hard work and to Senate Ways and Means staff for their assistance. The intent is for these funds to hold programs harmless from contract cuts when the new shelter bed rates are implemented by EOHHS (Executive Office of Health and Human Services). 

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