Action Alert

Urge Colo. lawmakers to enlarge window of justice for clergy sex abuse survivors

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The Colorado Legislature is considering a good bill that would expand the rights of survivors of child sexual abuse. Please join FFRF in urging lawmakers to advance this bill and expand the window of justice for survivors to seek justice.

This bill, SB21-073, would remove the statute of limitations for civil actions regarding sexual misconduct, and would also remove several other restrictions that prevent sexual assault survivors from receiving justice through the courts if they don’t bring a lawsuit immediately following the assault.

In the wake of a string of reports of rampant sexual abuse by clergy in dioceses across the country in the last few years, many states have taken similar action to expand the window of justice for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The Catholic Church has actively lobbied to keep these barriers to justice in place, compounding its disgusting history of protecting abusers and church assets at the expense of children under its care.

The Colorado Senate Health and Human Services Committee has a hearing on this bill tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 1:30 p.m. local time. FFRF has submitted written testimony in support of the bill. Please take a few moments to weigh in on this critical issue and urge the members of this committee to support SB21-073.

WAYS TO TAKE ACTION

  1. Click on the red “Take Action” link to use our automated system to contact all members of this committee and urge them to advance this bill.
  2. Submit testimony in support of this bill in writing or virtually during the hearing. Click here to find more information on how to submit testimony.
  3. Share this link on social media and encourage other Colorado residents to take action.
  4. Write your own online post or letter to the editor on this topic to further influence public opinion. Let us know if you get published!

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