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So last week DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released a statement commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act.
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“Unfortunately, far too many women continue to be subjected to violence and rape…While we continue to fight to make sure that all women are able to live free from the fear of violence, we must also ensure that survivors of crimes are able to access the services they need to recover and rebuild and that they are empowered to speak out when such violence occurs.
Esta Soler helped pass the Violence Against Women Act, 20 years ago this week. Leslie Morgan Steiner had just left an abusive husband at the time, and now tells her story widely. 3,547 more words
Domestic abuse of any kind is violent and ugly, and today there is rightful public outrage over it, whether the perpetrators are famous athletes, college students, members of the military, or leaders of our institutions and communities. 820 more words
Violence Against Women Act: While the media is in a frenzy over the Ray Rice controversy and there is no guarantee that the NFL commissioner will survive this major mistake of only suspending him two games, the media has largely forgot the 20th anniversary of the passage of the… 423 more words