Assemblymember Low and others on Violence Against Women
Sacramento – Assemblymember Evan Low (D-San Jose), along with Fiona Ma, State Board of Equalization Member and Sorita Kohl, CEO of Asian-Americans for Community Involvement speak out on the issue of Violence Against Women and Sexual Assault. Assemblymember Low declared Violence Against Women a “public health issue”, while BOE member Ma stated it is reported that over 80 percent of rapes go unreported. Ms. Kohl said that while Asian-Americans for Community Involvement is an effort to take the stigma away from reporting that many Asian-Americans feel that no one is turned down for service at their organization. Low concluded the press conference with stating “this is an effort to join with the national Silent Witness Program to address the pervasive problem of silence on violence against women. Watch this Assembly Access video for more.