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Imagine what it would be like to live in fear 24/7 of abuse, and then spend decades in prison for protecting your life and the lives of your children. This is a reality for many women across the country, and there is NO greater gift of love this February than donating toward incarcerated battered women's freedom under the new "Sin by Silence Bills Fund" in support of California's AB 593 & AB 1593.
Beginning in February 2013, Every 9 Seconds is partnering with Sin by Silence, to highlight the cases of domestic violence survivors trapped in an unjust justice system. This team tirelessly worked to help pass California's "Sin by Silence Bills" (AB 593 & AB 1593) to ensure that freedom is an option for survivors who have spent decades in prison for defending their lives against their abusive partners.
Our first recipient of funds raised will be Glenda Crosley, who received a sentence of 15-years-to-life and has now served 23 years behind bars. Despite new laws that allow courts to consider a woman's previous abuse in such cases, Glenda remains in prison. Now, at age 68, Glenda has the opportunity to submit a petition to the court under the new California laws. With you help, she finally can take the steps toward reuniting with her family after decades of being apart.
All funds raised for the Sin by Silence Bills Fund will go towards the legal expenses to help women, like Glenda Crosley, petition the courts to be re-sentenced under today's laws. Once the fund total has been met we will continue each month to raise funds for the remaining 70 survivors awaiting legal counsel.
Show your love and support by doing your part to help these women regain their freedom under AB 593 & AB 1593. Let's all give and say "Enough is Enough."
You can also mail in your donations to the address below with your check made out to "Every 9 Seconds."
Every 9 Seconds
P.O. Box 901
San Jacinto, California 92581
Every 9 Seconds is a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code