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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:08 PM

From Beau Biden - email (and link to petition) re: VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT

Please sign! (Crazy we need to actually make our voices heard on this, isn't it?)

Eighteen years ago, a U.S. Senator from Delaware authored the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) -- designed to reduce domestic violence in America. His name was Joe Biden.

The bill passed with bipartisan support. And over the next 18 years, domestic violence rates dropped by over half.

This is a law that has done tangible, measurable good for women and families. It's enjoyed bipartisan backing every time it’s been up for reauthorization. But last year, extreme Republicans in Congress allowed it to expire.

Congress must fix that mistake. Join me today -- tell Congress to pass the Violence Against Women Act back into law right away.

This is a bill that provides critical resources to rape crisis centers, women's shelters, prosecutors, and hotlines all across the country -- including here in Delaware.

Throughout the past two decades, nearly 3,400 women and children sought safety in local shelters in our state. More than 21,000 calls were fielded by local domestic violence hotlines.

The reauthorization of VAWA before Congress right now will expand these vital protections even further. I’m proud to say that Delaware’s delegation to Washington stands united behind the legislation. And we’re determined to see that it passes both Houses.

You can help. Add your name in support of passing VAWA today.

Thank you.

Beau

http://www.beaubiden.com/landing/w1302vw/

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Reply From Beau Biden - email (and link to petition) re: VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT (Original post)
gateley Feb 2013 OP
sheshe2 Feb 2013 #1
gateley Feb 2013 #3
PatSeg Feb 2013 #2
gateley Feb 2013 #4
PatSeg Feb 2013 #6
jillan Feb 2013 #5
gateley Feb 2013 #7
sheshe2 Feb 2013 #12
gateley Feb 2013 #15
freshwest Feb 2013 #8
sheshe2 Feb 2013 #9
undeterred Feb 2013 #19
sheshe2 Feb 2013 #20
Cha Feb 2013 #10
freshwest Feb 2013 #11
gateley Feb 2013 #14
gateley Feb 2013 #13
PatSeg Feb 2013 #16
niyad Feb 2013 #17
Hissyspit Feb 2013 #18
smirkymonkey Feb 2013 #21
Cha Feb 2013 #22

Response to gateley (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 01:06 PM

1. Thanks, gateley!

K&R!

Signed and sent!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 03:13 PM

3. Thank YOU, she!

The fact that we have to be doing this is just so wrong!!

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Response to gateley (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 01:37 PM

2. Only one Rec???

Where is everyone?

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 03:15 PM

4. Oh, I don't know, PatSeg -- No outrage to be found here, maybe?

I just don't understand DU these days. Very disheartening and disappointing. We all used to care about the same important things and rally 'round to help, but those days are gone.

Thanks for your help, PatSeg!

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Response to gateley (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 03:48 PM

6. I'm really disappointed

Oh well, maybe a later crowd will latch on to this.

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Response to gateley (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 03:47 PM

5. Done :)

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Response to jillan (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 04:00 PM

7. Thanks, P!

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Response to gateley (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:59 AM

12. The crowd is latching on now . You have this in greatest.

Damn gateley, this is so important. they do need to hear us...I posted this a while ago...


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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:24 AM

15. That's a sobering graphic, sheshe2 -- thank you. So sad. :(

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Response to gateley (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:28 AM

8. K & R! DUers, stand up and be counted!

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Response to freshwest (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:38 AM

9. You just have to Love both Joe and Beau Biden. They stand for what is right!

Eighteen years ago, a U.S. Senator from Delaware authored the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) -- designed to reduce domestic violence in America. His name was Joe Biden.


Thanks freshwest!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:46 PM

19. great men!

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Response to undeterred (Reply #19)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:56 PM

20. Oh yes, they sure are!

Thanks for being undeterred!!!!

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Response to gateley (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:44 AM

10. Signed Sealed and Delivered... thanks gately and Beau!

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Response to gateley (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:49 AM

11. Gateley I think a cross post in Politics 2013 or Activism might help get more sigs.

And perhaps some of our members who do Facebook or Twitter can post it there.


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Response to freshwest (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:23 AM

14. Thanks freshwest! I never think to cross post since I only go to the Latest and Greatest pages

and EVERYTHING shows up there, so I'll do that! Thanks for the reminder!

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Response to gateley (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:24 AM

13. Kick!!

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Response to gateley (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:28 PM

16. Kick to refresh!

Glad to see it has received some more attention and hopefully more signatures.

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Response to gateley (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 05:01 PM

17. k and r and done

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Response to gateley (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:40 PM

18. Kick nt

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Response to gateley (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 06:27 AM

21. K&R

I love Joe Biden and his family.

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Response to gateley (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 05:21 PM

22. Kick!

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