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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:00 AM

Caution! The picture included here will be upsetting. It was to me...

House Republicans say this is OK as long as the woman is gay, Native American or undocumented.

Although the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was reauthorized in 2000 and 2005 with virtually unanimous support in both the Senate and the House, it expired in 2011 and must be reauthorized before the end of the year in order for the programs it funds to continue. The Senate approved a bipartisan bill reauthorizing it in April, but House Republican leaders are continuing to block it precisely because of its provisions providing help to Native women, members of the LGBT community, and undocumented immigrants who are victims of domestic violence.













(I did not write this text; I found it and lifted it wholesale from Facebook. There was no attribution.)

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Reply Caution! The picture included here will be upsetting. It was to me... (Original post)
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 OP
R. Daneel Olivaw Dec 2012 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #2
R. Daneel Olivaw Dec 2012 #3
cbrer Dec 2012 #12
Denninmi Dec 2012 #4
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #6
In_The_Wind Dec 2012 #5
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #7
cbrer Dec 2012 #13
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #8
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #9
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #14
Lone_Star_Dem Dec 2012 #10
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #11

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:26 AM

1. Thank you, CaliforniaPeggy.

Why would the VAWA have to be reauthorized every 5 years but the tax cuts for the rich get an even ten?

Why wouldn't the VAWA be implemented into the indefinite future?

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:28 AM

2. I wish I knew the answers to your excellent questions.

I think its authorization should be permanent.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:44 AM

3. So do I.


Those that need protection the most seem to get it the least.


And on goes Democracy.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:47 PM

12. How could it not be...

 

In ANY civilized nation.

This lack of caring is endemic in our society and offers (at least partial) insight into many of our problems. Including shootings...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:29 AM

4. The cruelty of the far right is just astounding.

Unbelievable.

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Response to Denninmi (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:45 AM

6. It truely is, my dear Denninmi...

I guess they think they have theirs, so the heck with the rest of us...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 04:12 AM

5. Domestic violence is unacceptable.

I was an investigator for Child Protective Services.
I quit when I started my days with tears in my eyes before I woke up every morning.
We need the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorized. And. We. Need. It. Now.

Thanks for this thread, CaliforniaPeggy.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:47 AM

7. Oh wow, my dear J!

How tough that must have been.

When I saw this picture and text on Facebook, I realized it had to come here, so more people could see it and hear the message...

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:48 PM

13. ++ nt

 

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:18 PM

8. The picture is disturbing. However, I Thank you for posting it Peggy.

The VAWA needs reauthorization now. The GOP's contempt for All Women,especially Native American, Immigrants and the LGBT Community is clear.They have no humanity!

I was in an abusive marriage. It was more verbal than physical. Not like that poor woman in the picture.

Two events made me walk out the door. First, when a wooden stool was kicked with such force, that it sailed across the room and stuck me in the head. The second was when I found a loaded gun under our mattress. That was the end for me.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:22 PM

9. Oh my god, my dear sheshe2...

I"m so glad you got out of there. You did not deserve that. No woman does.



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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:32 PM

14. ...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:39 PM

10. Earlier this month some Republicans in congress where putting pressure on Boehner and Cantor

To just go ahead and pass the Senate version before the end of the month. Nothing came from it.

How can they hate so blindly that they'd in effect endorse any person being being abused? I can't understand it.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 05:42 PM

11. I don't get it either.

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