HBO will premiere Mariska Hargitay's Documentary, "I AM EVIDENCE," about the backlog of rape kits crisis in America. She tells Survivor stories of women in Detroit, Cleveland, and Los Angeles whose sexual assault evidence kits languished for years on the shelves. This Documentary was created to touch audiences and move them into action.
Heartfelt Voices United, along with the Grassroots OASIS, and Board of Supervisor Candidate Lori Saldana, will be holding a Watch Party of this Premiere. We will have speeches prior to the showing, including from Former Assemblywoman Lori Saldana, who is now running for Board of Supervisors District 4. Lori became actively engaged in ending the backlog of 2,873 sexual assault evidence kits here in San Diego, after I approached her when she was running for Mayor in 2016. She has come with me to various City Council meetings and held press conferences on the subject.
Please join us in watching this powerful documentary, hearing from those in the trenches, and engaging in discussion over the issue of backlogged rape kits. Be moved and activated.