U-S Senator Amy Klobuchar and Congressman Tom Emmer today introduced the Abby Honold Act. The bipartisan legislation promotes the use of trauma-informed techniques in responding to sexual assault crimes. The bill was inspired by Abby Honold, a former U of M student and rape survivor. Honold, who initially worked with Senator Al Franken to bring this issue to the forefront, says “it feels really encouraging to see bipartisan support for something that’s so important to me and so important to so many past and future survivors of sexual assault.” And, Honold adds that “when something awful happens to you, it makes perfect sense to hide in a hole and not deal with it and I did that for a long time, but to finally have it recognized the work that I’ve done since trying to make the world better for other people, it’s just amazing.” The bill aims to help law enforcement with training to prevent re-traumatization of sexual assault victims and improve communication between victims and officers during investigations. Honold talks with MNN’s Scott Peterson about the bill, and what it means to have bipartisan support for the measure.