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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:45 PM

Say Goodbye to the Violence Against Women Act

http://jezebel.com/5972601/say-goodbye-to-the-violence-against-women-act



You'd think the Violence Against Women Act was a nonpartisan no-brainer: can't we all agree that the federal government should work to investigate and prosecute the perpetrators of violent crimes against women?

Nope. For the first time since 1994, the Violence Against Women Act does not exist, because House Republicans didn't want the bill to protect immigrants, the LGBT community, and Native Americans groups added to the bill by the Senate in April so, after some futile attempts at compromise, they decided they'd rather let the law expire than protect millions of women who desperately need those resources.

Here's a statement from Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.):

"The House Republican leadership's failure to take up and pass the Senate's bipartisan and inclusive VAWA bill is inexcusable. This is a bill that passed with 68 votes in the Senate and that extends the bill's protections to 30 million more women. But this seems to be how House Republican leadership operates. No matter how broad the bipartisan support, no matter who gets hurt in the process, the politics of the right wing of their party always comes first."


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Assholes.

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In_The_Wind Jan 2013 #1
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Whisp Jan 2013 #4
Neoma Jan 2013 #5
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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:21 AM

1. Why do republicans want to see battered women.

VAWA is a necessary bill that should have passed!

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:32 AM

2. My theory: the Republicans are punishing the demographics that led to an Obama victory.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:39 AM

3. I guess they don't care what happens to their daughters.

Republicans are hurting more Americans than they ever helped.
This is just so wrong.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 02:05 AM

4. Another theory is they just like violence and injustice.

 

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Response to Whisp (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:29 AM

5. They'd have to, to be what they are.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 01:53 PM

6. May do a segment on this for my next show on Sunday. nt

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