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In Her Own Words: Tina’s Story, Part 1

In Sept 2018, I had a choice to make. Someone was going to die – me and my son or my husband, the man I’ve known for 23 years. This is the most challenging story I will ever tell, but it needs to be out there. If I can help other survivors of intimate partner

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In Her Own Words: Tina’s Story, Part 2

I never thought of my life turning out the way it did. No one ever anticipates getting into a relationship with an abusive partner. Unfortunately, it isn’t easy to foresee the future. 

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In Her Own Words: Tina’s Story, Part 3

Within six months of moving home, Mike gave me an ultimatum — move to Grand Rapids to be with him or risk losing the relationship. I foolishly chose to walk away from my family and join him in Grand Rapids. I don’t blame my parents; I moped around, picked fights, and failed to respect their

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In Her Own Words: Tina’s Story, Part 4

I loved to socialize and throw get-togethers at my apartment. I always tried to call all our friends and invite them for snacks and beverages. At first, Mike did not mind, but he became more irritated by them as time went on. He would sit in the room and play on the computer, completely ignoring

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Tina Renee

Tina Renee

Tina Renee is a survivor of intimate partner violence from a 25-year relationship. She was sentenced to 20 months to 15 years in prison for her husband's death that occurred when she was defending herself against escalating beatings and threats to kill her and her son. When she called the police and was arrested, she had extensive visible injuries that documented the ongoing, brutal physical violence she had endured. Her case generated nationwide support with over 265k signatures asking Michigan Governor Whitmer to commute her sentence. Tina understands firsthand how the courts desperately need a better understanding of the complex issues experienced by survivors of domestic violence. Since her release on November 17, 2020, Tina has stated that she is willing to share her tragic experience with other survivors, prosecutors, law enforcement, judges, and parole boards to educate and empower progressive change.

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Demand Justice

The goal of this campaign is to convince our legislators in the state of Michigan to change People v Christel to model the California law in order to bring #Justice4Women.

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