These are common sense
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is a time to come together to bring awareness to this problem and continue to make strides toward protecting survivors.
During the 2015 legislative session, protecting survivors of domestic violence was one of my top priorities. I fought to pass two critical new laws that are going to make a big difference. The first ensures that victims of domestic violence, harassment and stalking can use sick time at work for court appearances, moving or other personal business. My colleagues and I also passed a bill that allows law enforcement to confiscate firearms or ammunition from anyone who has a restraining order against them or has been convicted of domestic violence.
These are common sense laws that support survivors and save lives.
As Multnomah County Commissioner, I will continue to be a strong voice of advocacy for families facing domestic abuse. Right now, we can show our support to survivors of domestic violence. Join me in standing with victims this month.