On the TBS show Full Frontal this week, comedian Samantha Bee aimed her stinging political satire at Ga. Sen. Renee Unterman, who is blocking a rape kit bill that would help deliver justice for rape victims. The bill has unanimous, bi-partisan support in the House, but Unterman insists that we don’t need a the law “just because it makes you feel good.”
You can watch the Samantha Bee clip here, but fair warning — some of the language is a bit spicy and not appropriate for young ears or the office.
Millions of people have now learned about Sen. Renee Unterman’s one-woman blockade against this common-sense legislation and the bill could get a vote in the senate if Lt. Gov. Cagle signals his support. The AJC has all the details.
This bill must pass both chambers before midnight this Thursday, March 24, when the legislature adjourns sine die.
If it does not pass, the estimated 2,500 Georgia women who will report being raped this year will not have the protections they need to ensure that the evidence collected is accounted for and processed.
Call Lt. Gov. Cagle right now at (404) 656-5030 and tell him to “Save the Rape Kit Bill.”