STOP SEX OFFENDERS | SSO Letter Writing Campaign - Gov't Funding for Non-Suspect Rape Kits




US Representative in Congress for the State
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The Honorable_________________________
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US Senator for the State of
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The Honorable_________________________
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Re: Government funding is needed for non-suspect rape kits
STOP SEX OFFENDERS - http://www.stopsexoffenders.com

Dear ________________________________

I am writing to you today in hope that you will understand how important it is for the United States Government to set aside funding for non-suspect rape kits.

Every two minutes, one in three women in the United States are raped. Women who are raped go through so much trauma, and then they undergo procedures to gather DNA evidence for a rape kit. They assume that their kit will be tested, but unfortunately this is not always the case. There are hundreds of thousands of rape kits that still sit untested in police department warehouses, collecting dust...because police departments cannot afford to spend the $500-$1000 that it costs to test each kit. By not testing each and every kit, we are sending women the message that they don't matter. In addition, we are allowing dangerous rapists to continue roaming the streets, attacking women.

Testing these kits may: give women closure to their rape experience; get a rapist off the street; save women from being raped; and even prove someone to be innocent. The women of America deserve to have Federal Government funding to take care of this real national problem. Please help America save women from this trauma, and get these rapists off the street!

I thank you so much for your time and consideration in this matter.

Sincerely,




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