(St. Paul, MN) – Sexual abuse survivors who filed claims in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis bankruptcy case voted nearly unanimously to accept the Archdiocese’s plan of reorganization. Out of 400 votes cast, 398 voted to accept the plan, representing 99.5 percent of the ballots cast.
“The survivors’ overwhelming vote to accept the plan shows the power of giving survivors a voice,” said Jeff Anderson, attorney for many of the survivors who voted. “They wanted to be heard, included and respected, and to know they’ve done something to protect kids and make the community safer.”
A confirmation hearing for the plan is scheduled for Tuesday, September 25, at 10 a.m. in Courtroom 15 East of the U.S. Courthouse, 300 South Fourth Street in Minneapolis, before the Honorable Robert J. Kressel.