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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »