Lauren Book

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This month is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and at the Florida Capitol, a large display with more than a thousand shoes worn by sex abuse survivors can be seen through the rest of this week. And, a group of survivors as well as advocates also trekked to Tallahassee to share their stories.

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Bills to help some of the state’s most vulnerable Floridians as well as youthful offenders have passed their first Senate committee.

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Florida parents could see cheaper diapers through legislation being considered by lawmakers. The measure by Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation, exempts diapers and incontinence products from sales tax.

Lauren Book's ad screenshot

A new measure by a Florida senator could make it easier for pregnant and nursing mothers to shop.

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Sexual abuse survivor and advocate Lauren Book is not only a newly elected Senator, she’s also taking on a new leadership role.

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Some female politicians from Florida are hailing Hillary Clinton, the first woman to be a presidential nominee for a major party. Their remarks came at Thursday’s Florida delegation breakfast in Philadelphia, before Clinton took center stage at the Democratic National Convention.

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The sexual abuse survivor and advocate running for a state Senate seat just put out her first campaign ad.

Lauren's Kids

There will soon be a new tool available to parents and caregivers of sexually abused kids.

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A new survey commissioned by a sexual abuse survivor says child abuse occurs more frequently than people think, and reporting the suspected abuse does not happen as much as it should.

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A sexual abuse survivor and advocate says Governor Rick Scott took a strong step Friday in signing a measure that would allow young victims to secretly record their attackers to use as evidence in court. It comes on the heels of a man acquitted of raping his stepdaughter, who inspired the bill.

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