Governor Wolf and leadership in the General Assembly continue negotiations on a final state budget plan for 2015-16. Reports indicate leaders are closer now to an agreement. Please take a moment to ask the Governor and your legislators to support a budget that includes a $1.5 million increase to domestic violence services. Legislators are scheduled to be in Harrisburg this week and next as budget legislation is expected to be drafted, introduced, and voted. Click here to send a message!
Legislators must be reminded that House Bill 1581 is an important bill to hold perpetrators accountable and prevent domestic violence homicides. The bill to make strangulation a felony in Pennsylvania is scheduled for second consideration by the House of Representatives on Monday, Nov. 23. Following negotiations with legislative stakeholders, an agreed-to amendment (A04200) will be offered. Stand with PCADV
The devastating impact of the state budget impasse is national news. Programs that rely on state funds to keep their doors open haven't been paid since July 1. 25 of the state's 60 centers have already had to slash services. 54 centers are expected to run out of money between now and mid-January, and will have to close unless state funding is restored. Read the Huffington Post article
On Oct. 13, 2015, PCADV joined survivors, advocates and legislators at the Pennsylvania Capitol to commemorate more than 100 victims who were killed in domestic violence incidents from Oct. 2014 to Oct. 2015. Watch the video
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