Senator Katie Muth (D-44), 9/20/19
Phoenixville – September 20, 2019 – Sen. Katie Muth (D-Berks, Chester, Montgomery) joined victim-survivors, advocates, and lawmakers for a Democratic Policy Hearing on ending the rape culture epidemic.
Muth requested and hosted the hearing with Sen. Tim Kearney (D-Chester, Delaware).
“Rape culture is an epidemic that is plaguing our communities and our government,” said Muth. “If the stories and discussions shared here today don’t inspire those in power to stand up and destroy rape culture, why did they even run for office?”
“If we don’t act, people will continue to suffer,” urged Muth.
Legislative efforts to combat rape culture were discussed at the hearing, specifically Senate Bill 540 which would reform the Pennsylvania statute of limitations to allow victim-survivors to choose their own pathway to recovery and justice.
Speaking about the need for legislative action on the issue, Attorney General Josh Shapiro advised lawmakers to act now.
“Other states are passing us by, their residents feel safer than ours,” said Shapiro….
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