Congress MUST pass a COVID-19 relief package that includes funding and policies specifically addressing the unique needs of sexual assault survivors. MCASA and our partner, the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, are worried that help for sexual assault survivors, programs, and services will be left out, again!
Previous COVID-19 relief packages provided no relief funding for survivors of sexual assault or for community-based organizations serving survivors in Communities of Color who are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. The CARES Act provided only minimal funding for mainstream domestic violence organizations. This is despite knowing that COVID-19 has caused a devastating increase in interpersonal violence!
We need your help to make sure the relief package Congress is currently working on includes critical funding and support for survivors. Call the Maryland legislators listed below.
It is essential that Maryland survivors continue to receive the lifesaving housing, legal services, advocacy, and healing services they need.
U.S. Senators from Maryland
Senator Ben Cardin
Senator Chris Van Hollen
U.S. Representatives from Maryland
Andrew P. Harris (R), 1st Congressional District
C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger III (D), 2nd Congressional District
John P. Sarbanes (D), 3rd Congressional District
Anthony G. Brown (D), 4th Congressional District
Steny H. Hoyer (D), 5th Congressional District
David Trone (D), 6th Congressional District
Kweisi Mfume, 7th Congressional District
Jamin B. (Jamie) Raskin (D), 8th Congressional District