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Violence Against Women Act

To Rep. Sandy Adams: Victims of Domestic Violence Deserve Better Than Your VAWA Bill

Cross-Posted at Mom’s Rising and Daily Kos: It’s painful to watch. Rep. Sandy Adams (R-FL), a victim of domestic violence, has let herself become the spokesperson for the grievously flawed and dangerous Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) passed by House Republicans.  But asserting that “VAWA must protect all victims,” as Adams does in a new … Continue reading »

On Violence Against Women Act, GOP Works with Mail Order Bride Industry Against Immigrants

Cross-Posted at Mom’s Rising: “Russian Women are no longer the best kept secret of the cold war” notes the website of Encounters International, the mail-order bride company that is lobbying hard for the passage of the scary Republican version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) — the version that passed the House of Representatives … Continue reading »

Mail Order Bride Group Interested in Reducing Immigrant Protection Supports GOP's VAWA Bill

House Republicans have hijacked this year’s reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), empowering abusers and disempowering victims for political purposes.  Their version is opposed by leading domestic violence prevention groups and the National Organization of Women, among others, yet Republican leaders continue to push it forward. Yesterday, a Huffington Post piece revealed that a … Continue reading »

The GOP War on Women and Immigrants Continues: the Battle Over VAWA

Cross-Posted at Mom’s Rising: Last month we wrote about how Republicans were warring on immigrants and women by opposing revised health care standards for detainees.  Now, a new front in the GOP war against both groups is emerging. Last Friday, Huffington Post’s Ryan Grim and Elise Foley wrote about House Republicans’ plan to hijack the … Continue reading »