SACRAMENTO, Calif. — On May 21 at 10 a.m., Assemblymember Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara) will discuss the importance of supporting AB 2441, which would tax strip clubs and distribute such funds toward vital services at California’s rape crisis centers. He, along with the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, executive directors from local rape crisis centers and a survivor of sexual violence, will address the current status and needs of sexual assault services in California.

WHAT During the last 40 years, California’s rape crisis centers have worked tirelessly to provide services to survivors of rape while concurrently extending efforts toward changing the cultural norms that cause sexual violence to happen in the first place. Due to the lack of funding for rape crisis programs, the efforts to serve survivors of sexual assault, incest, molestation and rape are in jeopardy. Rape crisis centers and other anti-violence programs need financial support to help create communities that are free from violence.
SPEAKERS Sandra Henriquez, Executive Director, CALCASA
Assemblymember Das Williams, California’s 35th Assembly District
Rhonda James, Executive Director, Community Violence Solutions
Leandra Peloquin, Director, YWCA of Silicon Valley
Survivor of sexual violence will share her experience
WHEN Monday, May 21, 2012 at 10 a.m.
WHERE State Capitol, East Steps