Sharmili Majmudar, Executive Director of Rape Victim Advocates (RVA) in Chicago, IL, spoke at a press conference today regarding the impact of the Illinois state budget crisis on rape crisis services.  She was joined by Martha Alicia Montes Madrid, a survivor and artist assisted by RVA.  The press conference was hosted by Representative Greg Harris, and included Representative Lou Lang, Representative LaShawn Ford and Representative Mary Flowers.  Various representatives of rape crisis services, home-based senior services, pediatric HIV/AIDS prevention services, youth homeless services, and leaking fuel tank remediation companies shared the devastating impact the budget crisis has had on their clients, services and employees.

Illinois Budget Crisis Press Conference

RVA Executive Director Sharmili Majmudar looks on as artist, survivor, and RVA client Martha Alicia Montes speaks about the impact of RVA services

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