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Experts Discuss the Role of Propaganda. Can reading violent, racist material online make one more prone to commit a violent act? Or is a person who behaves violently after exposure to this kind of material somebody who already has those propensities?
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The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY | Gov. Matt Blunt has commuted the prison sentences of two women who killed the men who had abused them. "After an exhaustive review of the facts in both cases, I am commuting the sentences of Stacey Lannert...
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Pennsylvania has seen an alarming increase in the amount of deaths related to domestic violence this summer. ...
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The Supreme Court ended its term this year by making a mistake in one of its most controversial cases--the case in which it held unconstitutional a Louisiana law authorizing capital punishment for the rape of a child under 12 years of age.
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For the first time in decades, a marijuana decriminalization bill is before the Congress. Actually introduced by Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) in April, the Act to Remove Federal Penalties for the Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults....

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This is a long news story in Mother Jones... Please everyone take the time to read it! It is an outrage!!!!!!!! Please note and comment!

This needs to stop!

A Must Read Outrage: ~School of Shock ~ visit site
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Eight states are sending autistic, mentally retarded, and emotionally troubled kids to a facility that punishes them with painful electric shocks. How many times do you have to zap a child before it's torture? Rob Santana awoke terrified. He'd had.......
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Apr 7, 2007
Focus: Human Rights
Action Request: Various
Location: United States

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence are partnering for this year’s Legislative Action Days in Washington DC. On April 17-18*, 2007 advocates from across the country will visit the nation’s capital to meet with Members of Congress to discuss the importance of funding for domestic violence and sexual assault programs in our communities.


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NCADV and NAESV invite ALL advocates to join us in April as we address the importance of funding new and existing programs in the recently reauthorized Violence Against Women Act. Now is the time to ensure those critical programs receive the necessary funding to implement them! WE NEED EVERYONE’S HELP!

NCADV and NAESV, along with other national organizations, will be hosting events with local advocates and Members of Congress. Our events will be held in conjunction with other national events to be announced soon.

We want ALL advocates in the field to come to Washington, DC and tell your Members of Congress your stories and why federal resources are so desperately needed. We encourage domestic violence and sexual assault advocates, state coalition members, law enforcement officials, legal advocates, health care providers, and other organizations and individuals that care about these issues to join us in April for these events.

Details are still being finalized, updated information about the week’s events, a detailed agenda, registration forms, information on accommodations and travel, and FAQs will be posted to the website and emailed to participants. We encourage all participants to register EARLY!!! THERE IS NO COST TO ATTEND THESE EVENTS!

Remember, mark your calendars for April 17-18*, 2007 and join us for this exciting and important week of events.

Anyone having questions can contact the NCADV Public Policy office at (202) 745-1211 or by email to

* Additional days and events may be added to the week's schedule.

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Sep 21, 2006
Focus: Family
Action Request: Various
Location: United States
Use the upcoming elections to advocate for full funding for VAWA and FVPSA programs!

With midterm elections this November, Members of Congress will be back back home talking to constituents, attending town hall meetings, and hosting community events. Use this opportunity to reach out to your elected officials about the importance of funding domestic violence and sexual assault services. Provide your Members of Congress with statistics and other information about your program and how increased funding would impact your community.

Do not forget to invite your elected officials to your Domestic Violence Awareness Month events in October! For sample congressional invites and DVAM ideas, check out the NCADV Legislative Action Guide.

Contact your Members' district offices to get a schedule of events or to invite your Members to your event. You can find your Member's information at,, or


Immigration Bill Threatens Domestic Violence Victims
This week, the House introduced HR 6095, the Immigration Law Enforcement Act. Title 1 of this bill, the State and Local Law Enforcement Cooperation In the Enforcement of Immigration Law Act, is a version of the already defeated CLEAR Act. (note the bill name and numbers has changed since the NCADV Action Alert was issued on September 20)

This proposal would allow the country's over 600,000 state and local law enforcement officials to enforce immigration law. Deputizing local law officials to enforce immigration laws and detain undocumented victims needing police assistance will deter victims from calling the police for help out of fear of deportation. For more information, access NCADV's Immigration Action Alert Here.


Participate in the Domestic Violence National Census
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is partnering with State Coalitions and local domestic violence programs to conduct a 24 hour snapshot of domestic violence services across the country called Domestic Violence Counts. The census will collect data from residential and nonresidential programs. All information will be kept strictly confidential, and information such as zip code, social security numbers, or birth dates WILL NOT be collected; ONLY TOTAL NUMBER OF CLIENTS SERVED.

For more information about the 24 Hour Domestic Violence Counts Census, Click Here

NNEDV will host information conference calls on
Wednesday September 27
Thursday October 5
Monday October 23.

To join a call, please register at /census.

Still have questions? Email them to


CRISIS in America´s Family Courts: The Battered Mothers - Custody Abuse Awareness Event
StopFamily and the Battered Mother's Custody Conference invite you to host or attend the showing of a special DVD during October.

Join thousands of concerned citizens in communities across the country as they view portions of two nationally acclaimed documentaries that expose the “dirty secret” taking place in America’s family courts. Then join a discussion to plan what you can do about it.

Visit to learn more about this issue, read myths and facts provided by the American Bar Association regarding child custody, and to find information about hosting or attending one of these events. The DVDs will be provided free to anyone interested in hosting an event.


New Family Justice Center Book Available NOW!
Casey Gwinn, former San Diego City Attorney, and Gael Strack, JD, director of the San Diego Family Justice Center, have co-authored a new book, "Hope for Hurting Families: Creating Family Justice Centers Across America".

The book celebrates the founding of the largest Family Justice Center (FJC) in America and describes how the ground-breaking approach of a "one stop shop" helps meet the needs of domestic violence victims and their children. A series of quotes from survivors, their children, and individuals who have worked at the FJC illustrates the favorable nationwide reaction to the FJC model. The book encourages readers throughout the country to consider adopting the model in their community. To order a copy for $26.95 plus shipping & handling, click here for Volcano Press.

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Posted: Sep 21, 2006 12:33pm
Aug 14, 2006

A year ago you took my hand

and vowed to love me forever
To cherish me for better or worse
and always be together.
I had so many dreams of love
that I thought we'd share
But it all changed so quickly
and I was not prepared.

Slap!  A hand across my face
for talking back to you
With many words of disrespect
ending our honeymoon.
This marriage of silent abuse
that no one else can hear
Reminds me I'll be bound to you
for the rest of my years.

Tears fall softly as I weep
remembering your hand
And power of your ruthless tongue ~
I did not understand.
The promises of love I made
on our wedding day
To you I gave my heart and soul
it was meant to be that way.

So I listen as you put me down
and make me feel like dirt
Reducing me to tears each time,
you wanted it to hurt!
Your accusations of the affairs
you have in your mind
But your thoughts of my betrayal were just
the imaginative kind.

But there are times you're so loving
you show me that you care
And your love is so abundant in
the happy times we share.
You make me smile and fall in love
with you all over again
As I forget about those times
you bring me so much pain.

We share a common interest
of music of the past
And times when we were growing up
and wished that it would last.
The drives into the country
we leave the memories behind
Enjoying the man that I had married
of our happy loving times.

But they seem to end so quickly
as we come back home again
While the monster of our marriage
returns inflicting some more pain.
You throw more accusations
that I was eyeing every man
As you deal another punishment
with the palm of your hand.

Smack! A fist in my chest
as you slap me in the head
I'm screaming cries that no one hears
as you drag me into bed.
You tear the clothes from my body
as you lay by my side
You force me to make love to you
while I could only cry.

Then after you have gone to sleep
I tiptoe from our bed
I want to escape this volatile love
but I just shower instead.
My tears of pain and confusion
I just don't know what to do
For no matter what you do to me
I'm still in love with you.

So I wonder if it'll ever change
or will it stay the same?
This love we share so volatile
just brings too much pain.
I want to reach out and touch you
yet I want to smash your face
So you can know the pain I feel
in your masked embrace.

The memory of our wedding day
now seems so long ago
With promises of love we made
this life we came to know
My tears now a reflection
of the emptiness inside ~
That day I became a battered wife
and not a blushing bride!

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