Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has just signed a new law into place that will provide families and people that have been victims of domestic abuse with another layer of privacy.

I can't imagine the mental strain that victims have to suffer through, but hopefully, this law helps to give victims the courage needed to step up and speak out without fear of retaliation.

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The act replaces residential addresses on state IDs with a state post office address and allows the state to use a substitute mailing address in place of a residential address to mail correspondence. 

It might not seem like much, but that could be a huge factor for some. Domestic violence can be a very complicated problem. On one hand, you have the abuser, and sometimes they do a good job of pretending to be the victim. And on the other hand, you have the real victim who is either too scared to speak up or is convinced by the abuser that they're the real problem.

With this new law in place, I hope it's enough to give that one person enough courage to let someone know that you are being abused, and it's never ok to just sit there and take it. Speak up and speak out...

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