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On Nov. 4, Illinois voters will have the opportunity to amend the state's constitution. By voting "YES" for the Crime Victims' Bill of Rights, voters will support those that have been victimized by violent crime in Illinois and require an avenue to assert their existing rights. Vote "YES" for Crime Victims' Bill of Rights on Nov. 4.
Top Left: Illinois Attorney General addresses reporters during a press conference Oct. 15 in Springfield. Top Right: ICASA Executive Director Polly Poskin shares the importance of voting "Yes" during a press conference Oct. 15. Middle Left: Megan Duesterhaus, Executive Director of Quanada, discusses the Crime Victim Bill of Rights on Sept. 8 in Quincy. She is joined by Noelle Dupuis of the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Jennifer Bishop-Jenkins, Executive Director of Marsy's Law Illinois. Middle Right: Right: Staff of Quanada along with Bishop-Jenkins and Dupuis. Bottom Left: Martha Herm of the Center for Prevention of Abuse opens the press conference supporting Voting "Yes" for Crime Victims' Bill of Rights. Bottom Right: Nicole Kirstein of YWCA McLean County Stepping Stones talks to the media. To her left is Jason Chambers, State's Attorney of McLean County, who spoke in support of voting "Yes."
Working aggressively to combat rape and sexual assault in all settings has been a priority for this administration. As part of these continued efforts and building on the President’s call to action in 2010, the President and Vice President are convening a meeting today, Jan. 22, of the White House Council on Women and Girls at the Cabinet level along with the council representatives from each agency in the East Room of the White House to examine the progress that has been made and to renew a call to root out abuse wherever it exists and further protect Americans from rape and sexual assault.
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