Recognition for SB 63

For Immediate Release 
February 15, 2017
Contact: Danielle Clore 
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State Association of Nonprofits Presents Advocacy Awards to Members and Legislators
(FRANKFORT, Ky.—) Kentucky Nonprofit Network, the state association of nonprofit organizations, presented eight member organizations, twenty-two legislators and seven government officials with awards as part of its 12th annual Kentucky Nonprofit Day at the Capitol in Frankfort on February 14. The annual event provides nonprofit organizations statewide with the opportunity to meet legislators and support Kentucky Nonprofit Network’s advocacy program to advance the sector.

The awards presented include the Nonprofit Voice Awards, recognizing KNN members for their demonstrated excellence in public policy during the 2016 General Assembly, and the Nonprofit Advocacy Partner Awards, recognizing legislators and government officials for their support of the members’ efforts. 
Colon Cancer Prevention Project of Louisville received a Nonprofit Voice Award for House Bill 115, which expanded screening eligibility for uninsured Kentuckians deemed at high risk for the disease. Reps. Tom Burch and Mary Lou Marzian, both of Louisville and Sen. Ralph Alvarado of Winchester were presented the Nonprofit Advocacy Partner award for their sponsorship of the bill. 
Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs of Frankfort was recognized for Senate Bill 63, legislation that addressed a backlog of 3,000 untested rape kits and enforces tighter deadlines for processing kits moving forward. Sens. Denise Harper Angel, Julie Raque Adams, Perry Clark and Morgan McGarvey, all of Louisville; Sen. Danny Carroll of Paducah and Sen. Whitney Westerfield of Hopkinsville were recognized for their support. 
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The Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc. (KASAP) is the statewide coalition of the 13 rape crisis centers in the Commonwealth. The mission of KASAP is to speak with a unified voice against sexual victimization.

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