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We are excited to share that Senate Bill 3713 passed the Senate and now heads to the Illinois House for further consideration! Read all about it here: illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/news/story/attorney-general-raoul-advocates-advance-legislation-to-ex...

A huge thank you to all of our supporters who filled out witness slips and wrote to their legislators - we could not do this work without you! And we are so appreciative of Senator Robert Peters and State Representative Maurice West for their sponsorship and leadership, and to the Illinois Attorney General for supporting the bill and its intention.

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We are excited to share that Senate Bill 3713 passed the Senate and now heads to the Illinois House for further consideration! Read all about it here: https://illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/news/story/attorney-general-raoul-advocates-advance-legislation-to-expand-eligibility-and-accessibility-to-crime-victims-compensation-program  A huge thank you to all of our supporters who filled out witness slips and wrote to their legislators - we could not do this work without you! And we are so appreciative of Senator Robert Peters and State Representative Maurice West for their sponsorship and leadership, and to the Illinois Attorney General for supporting the bill and its intention.  #TogetherWeAscend

At every Celebration of Courage, Ascend Justice presents Champion of Justice awards to people in our communities who uphold our values and have made a significant impact in service of our mission.

We've been posting about them all week because our awardees are truly special. Learn more our 2024 Champions of Justice and why we are honoring them: www.ascendjustice.org/champion-of-justice/
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At every Celebration of Courage, Ascend Justice presents Champion of Justice awards to people in our communities who uphold our values and have made a significant impact in service of our mission.  Weve been posting about them all week because our awardees are truly special. Learn more our 2024 Champions of Justice and why we are honoring them: https://www.ascendjustice.org/champion-of-justice/

We are proud to honor Michael Black, Zac Ciullo, Maria Karras, Monse Martinez, Kelly Meyer, Danielle O’Neal, and Jenna Stupar—the incredible Kirkland & Ellis pro bono team for Crystal Martinez—with a 2024 Champion of Justice Award! With skill and an unwavering commitment to justice, this amazing team fought for and won Crystal’s freedom.

We’ll present the team with our Champion of Justice award at the Celebration of Courage for their outstanding work.

Join us on June 13 and help us celebrate Crystal and her attorneys! secure.qgiv.com/for/ascendjustice/event/celebrationofcourage2024/
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We are proud to honor Michael Black, Zac Ciullo, Maria Karras, Monse Martinez, Kelly Meyer, Danielle O’Neal, and Jenna Stupar—the incredible Kirkland & Ellis pro bono team for Crystal Martinez—with a 2024 Champion of Justice Award! With skill and an unwavering commitment to justice, this amazing team fought for and won Crystal’s freedom.  We’ll present the team with our Champion of Justice award at the Celebration of Courage for their outstanding work.  Join us on June 13 and help us celebrate Crystal and her attorneys! https://secure.qgiv.com/for/ascendjustice/event/celebrationofcourage2024/

We are proud to honor Crystal Martinez and her daughter, Nevaeh Martinez, with our 2024 Champion of Justice award for their outstanding courage and fierce commitment to fighting for women.

Crystal went to prison for standing up for a woman she did not know, the way someone once stood up for her. With the help of attorneys from Ascend Justice and Kirkland & Ellis, along with the brave testimony of her daughter, Nevaeh, Crystal is now free, and we are thrilled to welcome her home and honor her bravery at our Celebration of Courage in June. Join us! secure.qgiv.com/for/ascendjustice/event/celebrationofcourage2024/
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We are proud to honor Crystal Martinez and her daughter, Nevaeh Martinez, with our 2024 Champion of Justice award for their outstanding courage and fierce commitment to fighting for women.  Crystal went to prison for standing up for a woman she did not know, the way someone once stood up for her. With the help of attorneys from Ascend Justice and Kirkland & Ellis, along with the brave testimony of her daughter, Nevaeh, Crystal is now free, and we are thrilled to welcome her home and honor her bravery at our Celebration of Courage in June. Join us! https://secure.qgiv.com/for/ascendjustice/event/celebrationofcourage2024/

State Senator Robert Peters is a proud Chicagoan and passionate public servant, and for his unwavering support of survivors of gender-based violence in the Illinois legislature, we are thrilled to honor him with a 2024 Champion of Justice Award!

Join us on June 13 to help us celebrate Sen. Peters and learn more about his impactful work! secure.qgiv.com/for/ascendjustice/event/celebrationofcourage2024/
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State Senator Robert Peters is a proud Chicagoan and passionate public servant, and for his unwavering support of survivors of gender-based violence in the Illinois legislature, we are thrilled to honor him with a 2024 Champion of Justice Award!  Join us on June 13 to help us celebrate Sen. Peters and learn more about his impactful work! https://secure.qgiv.com/for/ascendjustice/event/celebrationofcourage2024/
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