Congressman Evans Announces Commonwealth Victim Advocate as Guest for State of the Union

January 26, 2018
Press Release

Today, Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-02) announced that his guest for the 2018 State of the Union address will be Commonwealth Victim Advocate, Ms. Jennifer Storm.

“Sexual harassment is not an issue we as a nation can stand to take lightly or an action we can allow in any way,” Congressman Evans said. “I am humbled to have the opportunity to host Ms. Jennifer Storm as my guest for this year’s State of the Union address. Ms. Storm is a proud Pennsylvanian who truly is on the frontlines of building a stronger tomorrow for each and every person in our neighborhoods.”

Ms. Storm was nominated by former Governor Tom Corbett to serve as Commonwealth Victim Advocate on November 8, 2013 and was confirmed by the Pennsylvania State Senate on December 10, 2013, to serve a six year term. In her role as Victim Advocate she is responsible for representing the rights and interests of crime victims before the Board of Probation and Parole (PBPP) and the Department of Corrections (DOC); she also provides notification to crime victims of the potential for inmate release, opportunity to provide testimony, and notification of the inmate’s movement within the correctional system. Additionally, Ms. Storm is responsible for advocating the interests of adult and juvenile crime victims throughout our Commonwealth.

Prior to her role as Commonwealth Victim Advocate Ms. Storm ran a victim rights organization in Harrisburg, PA for more than a decade. Ms. Storm grew up near Allentown, PA and is a proud graduate of Pennsylvania State University. She is also a survivor of childhood sexual abuse.

“I am honored that Congressman Evans asked me to attend the State of the Union address, as a survivor and advocate, I am passionate about continuing the national dialogue on sexual harassment and assault. Times Up on legislative payouts and the status quo of harassment and inequality,” Ms. Storm said.

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Media Contact: Becca Brukman, 202-225-4001, Becca.Brukman@mail.house.gov

 

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