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Petition of support for Senate Bill 50

59 Signatures Goal: 100

In the state of Ohio a person can receive a more severe sentence for stealing cable television than for being a convicted, repeat domestic violence offender. The punishment for domestic violence is not strong enough to deter the abuser from repeatedly choosing to commit the crime. When domestic violence is exposed, the legal system should provide the tools to protect and prosecute. While other types of serious crime are declining, the incidence of domestic violence is continually occurring at an alarming rate. Some frightening statistics:  In 1997 the FBI reported the national average of murdered women by their intimate partner at 28%  1in 3 women will be assaulted by a domestic partner  Annually 3 million children are abused  Children who witness domestic violence are 40% more likely to be arrested for a violent crime We have a moral obligation to protect these children. The American Psychological Association states

Sponsor

Project Peace a volunteer group committed to educating and engaging the community about the subject of domestic violence.

Links

www.domesticviolenceproj.org

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Signatures

  • 8 years ago
    Robert Freeman United States
    8 years ago
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    Jacqueline Cross United States
    9 years ago
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    Vicki Medlyn United States
    9 years ago
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    Melissa hendershot United States
    9 years ago
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    yvette giovanni United States
    9 years ago
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    Loretta Looney United States
    9 years ago
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    Lindsay Dudas United States
    9 years ago
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    Hanah Corroo United States
    10 years ago
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    Hanah Corroo United States
    10 years ago
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    Ashley Beckwith United States
    10 years ago
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    Jesse London United States
    10 years ago
  • 10 years ago
    vicki adams United States
    10 years ago
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    Hillary Glime United States
    10 years ago
  • 11 years ago
    penny espinoza United States
    11 years ago
  • 11 years ago
    Samantha Overton United States
    11 years ago
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