YubaNet.com
Thursday, September 18 2014

            We Deliver News to the Sierra
News Fire News spacer Latest News spacer Regional News spacer California News spacer USA News spacer World News spacer Op-Ed spacer Enviro News spacer Sci Tech News spacer Life spacer Odd News spacer Cartoons spacer
Features The Calendar features features Weather features Sierra NightSky features features features Road Conditions features Home spacer
US
 

Feinstein Urges Passage of Bill to Protect Women from Domestic Violence


    Google+    

By: Sen. Dianne Feinstein's office

Washington April 18, 2012 — Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today called for a vote to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, known as VAWA.

VAWA, reauthorized in the past with overwhelming bipartisan support, has led to significant declines in domestic violence since it was first passed in 1994. Domestic violence has decreased during that period by 53 percent, according to the Justice Department. Unfortunately, some Senate Republicans have indicated they will block the bill's passage.

Senator Feinstein said: "Whether you are gay or straight, whether you are Caucasian or Native American, whoever you are--you should have access to services that protect you from domestic violence. It is very important for millions of American women all across the country.

"I ask those who are threatening to block this bill: If the victim is in a same-sex relationship, is the violence and danger any less real?

"If a family comes to this country and the husband beats his wife to a bloody pulp, do we say, ‘Well, you're illegal, I'm sorry, you don't deserve any protection?'

"911 operators and police officers don't refuse to help a victim because of their sexual orientation or the country in which they were born. When you call the police in America, they come.

"In my view, domestic violence is domestic violence.

"The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act now has 61 cosponsors in the Senate—with both Republicans and Democrats. VAWA has always been bipartisan, it's bipartisan today and it needs to come to a vote. It's time to get this done."

 

Help us bring you more news. Be a real reader: Support YubaNet

By submitting a comment you consent to our rules. You must use your real first and last name, not a nickname or alias. A comment here is just like a letter to the editor or a post on Facebook. Thank you.

 

Latest Headlines

US

FBI Adds Animal Cruelty Category to Nation's Crime Report

Organic Consumers Condemns USDA Approval of Dow's New GMO crops

Ranking of States from Most Equal Political Representation to Least Equal

Brady Center Sues Online Sellers of Ammunition and Equipment Used in Aurora Movie Theater Massacre

Sovereign citizen movement perceived as top terrorist threat by state, local and tribal law enforcement

A.G. Schneiderman Leads 8-state Coalition in Supporting Broad Protections of Waters under the Federal Clean Water Act

Study: Lack of Voting Resources Leads to Long Lines, Delays Longer in Minority Precincts

Export of Hate: Global Advocacy of American Anti-LGBT Extremists Exposed

Newly Discovered 1033 Military Surplus Records Show School Districts Around the Country are Receiving Advanced Military Equipment

NC congressman presses for release of censored 9/11 report pages


More

 

 

 

 

NEWS . Fire News . Latest . Regional . California . USA . World . Op-Ed . Enviro . Sci/Tech . Life . Odd News . Cartoons
FEATURES . The Calendar .Weather . Sierra NightSky . Horoscope . Road Conditions
YubaNet.com . Advertising. About Us . Support YubaNet . Contact Us . Terms of Use . Privacy

YubaNet.com © 1999-2014
Nevada City, California (530) 478-9600