Petition: Coercive Control
I will forever stand up against abuse and in support of women who have been victims of domestic violence. Jewish women in this district and across the globe have been subject to coercive control, as they are refused their get (Jewish Divorce) and thus endure the plight of an agunah (woman chained to a dead marriage). As a former agunah, I know just how horrific this is and therefore am fiercely fighting to elevate the Quality of Life for these women just as I would any other community resident, by uniting everyone to push for policy to address the issue (Click here to sign the petition).
During the 2019 – 2020 session, a NY State Senator from Brooklyn introduced the first Coercive Control bill in the USA — Bill S.5306/A8904. According to the New York State Senate Website, this bill is currently in committee (as of 3-14-21).
S5306 (ACTIVE) – Summary
Relates to establishing the crime of coercive control; provides that a person is guilty of coercive control when he or she engages in a course of conduct against a member of his or her same family or household, without the victim’s consent, which results in limiting or restricting, in full or in part, the victim’s behavior, movement, associations or access to or use of his or her own finances or financial information; and provides that coercive control is a class E felony.