• Violence Against Women Act Passed
    May 04,2012

    Violence Against Women Act Passed

    I recently wrote a letter to the editor encouraging its readers to support the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, S. 1925. I am pleased to let you all know that it passed the U.S. Senate by a 68-to-31 vote. And it couldn’t have happened without you.

    Our very own Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced and supported this bill. Please take a minute to thank him and let him know how proud we are that he supported this bill written by more than 2,000 professionals serving victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking and supported by more than 1,000 national, state and local programs.

    Let him know you are glad that he and other Senators, including Senator Bernie Sanders, voted to protect ALL victims of these crimes! The funds for VAWA are derived solely from offender’s fines and there are no tax dollars used, therefore the funds should extend to all crime victims.

    This week as we wrap-up National Crime Victims Rights week, the theme being “Extending the Vision Reaching Every Victim,” we are encouraged that this vision might be reached and we serve all victims each and every time.

    Again thank you all for your support.

    Susan Russell


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