Thursday, September 29, 2011

Senate Passes the Kate Puzey Volunteer Protection Act!

On Monday, September 26, the Senate passed the Kate Puzey Volunteer Protection Act of 2011 by unanimous consent! You can track the bill here: The next step is to have the bill voted on in the House. If it passes, then the final step is to have the legislation signed into law by President Obama.

First Response Action is grateful for the leadership of Senators Johnny Isakson, R-GA, and Barbara Boxer, D-CA, who introduced this legislation on June 27, 2011. The bipartisan support of these Senators and their staff has been incredible and they have worked tirelessly to get the bill passed. You can read the press releases about the unanimous consent vote for both Isakson and Boxer on their websites.

Thank you to everyone who has called, visited or contacted their representatives to get this important legislation to this level!

This is another big step in the right direction!

Casey and the board of First Response Action

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your work and keeping us informed. Not only are you making a difference in future PC policies, you are inspiring those of us who silently suffered the effects of sexual assault to use our voices.

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