Safe Horizon Supports Recommendation to Expel Senator Hiram Monserrate from the State Senate

Posted on: Friday, January 15, 2010

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Statement from Safe Horizon:

Safe Horizon strongly supports the New York State Senate’s Select Committee’s recommendation to expel Senator Hiram Monserrate from the legislature. Domestic violence is a serious crime and its perpetrators have no place in an institution charged with making and replica handbags enacting laws. Senator Monserrate’s stubborn refusal to cooperate with the Select Committee’s investigation only amplifies his contempt for the State Senate and the 19 million New Yorkers it represents.

We call on the full State Senate to send a strong message to all New Yorkers that domestic violence will not be tolerated, and urge lawmakers to expel Senator Monserrate as soon as possible.

About Safe Horizon:

Safe Horizon is the nation’s leading victim assistance organization and touches the lives of more than 250,000 victims of crime and abuse each year. Whether we are responding to child abuse, domestic violence, or other violent crimes, we help victims and their families heal and rebuild their lives. Victims of domestic violence can call our 24-hour hotline at (800) 621-HOPE.

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