VAWA

From this Monday's Andrea Mitchell Reports, Rep. Marsha Blackburn did her part to make sure that the Republican party remains the "stupid party." I don't think remarks like this are going to help them much with making inroads with women and minority voters. Read more...
Uh oh. The "Do-Nothing" Congress seems to have...done something. Read more...
Thursday, the House of Representatives will vote on their version of the Violence Against Women Act, which excludes protections for Native American women. Native women are more likely to be victims of violence than any other ethnic group in the United States. This is unacceptable. Read more...
The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to pass legislation reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act on Tuesday, despite the efforts of a group of Republican men who tried to block it. Florida senator Marco Rubio led a group of 22 male Read more...
Congressional Republicans headed by Eric Cantor are stalling on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The Senate has already passed a bill that increases protection for Native, LGBT and undocumented immigrant women. The Read more...

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After his feisty debate performance, Joe Biden hit the campaign trail today, hammering Republicans on their controlling, cynical, sexist attitudes toward women. He didn't pull any punches, either. He called them out for imposing their Read more...
Bei Bei Shuai is being held in an Indiana jail right now on murder charges. In 2010, pregnant and alone, she attempted suicide by eating rat poison after her partner abandoned her. With the help of friends, she recovered, but the baby died three Read more...
In a Tuesday speech on the Senate floor, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) was moved to tears as he spoke about the need to pass the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). At the conclusion of his speech, Franken recalled his friends, former Sen. Paul Wellstone Read more...