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Mayor Bowser to Sign Legislation Strengthening Protections for Sexual Assault Victims and Survivors

Monday, November 25, 2019

(Washington, DC) – On Tuesday, November 26, at 12 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser will be joined by sexual assault victims and survivors, advocates, and community-based organizations as she signs into law the Sexual Assault Victims’ Rights Amendment Act of 2019 (SAVRAA 2.0).

Mayor Bowser introduced SAVRAA 2.0 earlier this year. The legislation builds on the Mayor’s 2017 legislative proposal by incorporating feedback from victims and survivors, advocates, and subject matter experts to strengthen the policies and improve outcomes for victims and survivors of sexual assault.


Tuesday, November 26, at 12 pm


Mayor Bowser
Michelle Garcia, Director, Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants
Jennifer Porter, Director, Mayor’s Office on Women’s Policy and Initiatives
Marisa Ferri Light, Co-lead Organizer, DC Justice for Survivors Coalition


John A. Wilson Building
First Floor Lobby
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
*Closest Metro Stations: Federal Triangle and Metro Center Stations*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).