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Backers Hope to Revive Violence Against Women Act


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, news, congress, politics, Violence Against Women Act, government, ethics )

Cal
- 712 days ago - cnn.com
Supporters of the Violence Against Women Act hope to revive the law in a new Congress after efforts to renew it failed in the last one.



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Freya H. (313)
Friday January 4, 2013, 3:00 pm
We need this more than ever!
 

Philip Heinlein (472)
Friday January 4, 2013, 4:38 pm
Once again, the GOP plays to their radical right wing and displays just how out of touch with reality they are.
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Friday January 4, 2013, 5:31 pm
Noted. This is another no-brainer that should've easily passed. It's time for a full-on media assault on the GOP for being "do-nothing-braindead" extremists. I find it so hard to get it through my head that the women that surround their daily lives aren't ostracizing them.
 

John C. (81)
Friday January 4, 2013, 9:33 pm
I agree that it is absolutely wrong for one gender to attempt to dominate another. Whether through violence or guile. This will be a two way street.
Violence is the first resort of the incompetent. The last resort of the educated. The "enlightened: will just live with it.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 8:01 am
Noted.
 

Patricia H. (454)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 9:34 am
noted
 

Marlene Dinkins (245)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 10:10 am
noted thnx cal!!!! ciao
 

Winn Adams (203)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 12:27 pm
If not now when?
 

. (0)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 1:33 pm
I hope it does pass. IT is absolutely necessary.
 

Dianna M. (16)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 4:41 pm
"Cantor's "good-faith efforts" to find a resolution."--uh huh. The same guy who wants to strip protections from the bill for undocumented immigrants, members of the LGBT community and Native Americans.
 

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 7:04 pm
I really hope so.
 

James Maynard (68)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 10:09 pm
When you voted the lovely and talented Eric the
Singer and Paul "Ayn Rand" Ryan back into the
House, you were still thinking "There's no war
against Women - right?"

As we say, unabashedly in Texas, "Bullshit!"
 

Alicia Levy (0)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 1:34 am
I truely think that more need's to be done about the abuser's who abuse woman and children..For woman it loseing your children to an abuser is the hardest thing to deal with but for those who abuse and get away with time and time again what are woman suppose to do?Law inforcement don't do nothing,restaining order's don't do nothing.I guess their always going to get away with it for anyone signing this maybe you should look to see who the action really benefit's Personally I think more need's to be done to abuser's to pervent abuse SOMEONE Believe THE VICTIM IF SOMETHING WAS BEING DONE WHY WOULD THEY NEED AN EXTENTION NO SIGNTURE'S.WHAT'S THE POINT HOW ARE THE CHILDREN AND WOMAN GOING TO BE PROTECTED IN WASHINGTON STATE LOOK ON THE NEWS HOW MANY COP'S HAVE BEEN IN JAIL FOR ASSULT'S ON WOMAN,OR CHILDREN COME ON REALLY
 

Pamylle G. (462)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 5:12 am
Keep up the pressure to pass VAWA !
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 6:44 am
I hope so. It's appalling that this law was allowed to run out. women need protection particularly when there appear to be idiot judges making decisions that either blame or humiliate those who have been raped.
 

Melania Padilla (185)
Wednesday January 9, 2013, 10:26 am
Thanks
 
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