June 29, 2012

Senator Ron Wyden, City and County Elected Officials, Advocates to Meet in Medford on the Violence Against Women Act

(Editors: The roundtable discussion on VAWA will start at 10 a.m. Senator Wyden and the other attendees will be available at 11 a.m. THE PRESS IS WELCOME AT EITHER TIME.)

Medford, Or -- Since 1994, the Violence Against Women Act has help thousands of women escape a life of domestic violence, achieve a measure of freedom and regain their self respect. Now, renewing the Act stalled in Congress. Senator Ron Wyden, local law enforcement officials and advocates will urge congressional action on the Act at a roundtable discussion followed by a news conference on Tuesday, July 3, 2012. The roundtable discussion about the Act will focus on its benefit and the consequences if it is not renewed.

Senator Ron Wyden
Ginger Hahn, CEO & President of Community Works
Beth Heckert, Jackson County District Attorney’s Office
Gerry Sea, Jackson County Council Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
Chris Mallete, Illinois Valley Safe Alliance
WHAT: Roundtable discussion and press availability on the need for Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.
WHEN: 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 3, 2012 for the roundtable, 11 a.m. for the press availability.   
WHERE: Community Works
1st Floor Conf Room
201 W. Main St.
Additional roundtable attendees (invited) include:
Carrie Wineland, Josephine County District Attorney’s Office
Lt. Mike Budreau, Medford Police Department
Don Pinkham, CPA, Board Chair, Community Works
Elisabeth Zinser, Board member, Community Works
Laura Cromwell, Jackson County District Attorney’s Office
Diana Hamilton, Director of Victim’s Services at Jackson Co DA’s Office
Kate Lehman, Program Manager for Sexual Assault Victim Services at Community Works
Jeremy Hubbard, Probation Officer
Shane Hagey, Director of Community Justice
Susan Moen, Executive Director of Sexual Assault Response Team (SART),
Krisanna Albrecht, Executive Director of the Women’s Crisis Support Team in Grants Pass