Seaman Letter to First Lady Sue Snyder – 2 April 2018
“I twice contacted the police but received no help. The Farmington Police Department refused to send a patrol car to my home unless I agreed to have Bob arrested; they offered no other options. Having my husband arrested for domestic violence was a shame I simply could not inflict upon my children or my career.
It is particularly difficult for battered women who have professional careers to reach out for help. Society is harsh in its judgment of women like me who are competent in their careers, yet incapable of making the one seemingly simple decision to walk away from an abusive relationship and save themselves. So, we live in the shadows with the shame of abuse as our closely guarded secret.”
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.