Senator Lanzi is the primary Senate sponsor of the Lindsay Burke Act, the first in the nation that requires schools to provide dating violence education for students in middle school and high school. Senator Lanzi also has a long history of supporting anti-violence initiatives in a variety of sectors.
She was clear in making the point that teen dating and domestic violence ,"...is not a family issue, it is a crime". I thought that was an important point to make since many people object to government regulation within the household. If one recognizes that it is a crime, it becomes much easier to prosecute.
Senator Lanzi quoted statistics that " 1 in 3" teenagers were exposed to domestic violence either in their own homes or through their own peer and community relationships.
Her commitment to this issue came through loud and clear. With all the things our political representatives have to think about, it is nice to know that at least one Senator is still thinking about our children.
Just a Note: Take a look at the Lindsey Burke Memorial Page if you have any doubts in your mind what an important issue this really is!
“I received a $50 Juicy Couture gift card in conjunction with participating in Liz Claiborne’s “It’s Time To Talk” day.”