Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill into law on May 14 creating a task force to investigate missing or murdered Indigenous women.
The new law, also known as MMIWG, will create a committee to collect data and information on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, The Arizona Republic reported. The committee will be composed of officials from the state, tribes, and counties, as well as victim advocates, social workers, and tribal police, the Arizona Public Media reported. The committee will be required to send a report on their findings to the governor by November 2020.
“The crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls must be addressed. Proud to sign #HB2570 to provide better data and information that will help inform our actions going forward,” Ducey tweeted moments after he signed the bill into law.
The bill was sponsored by Democratic Representative Jennifer Jermaine…
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