Friday, March 8, 2013

What's Happy This Week: President Obama Signs Expanded Violence Against Women Act

No One Should Have to Live in Fear of Violence

Yesterday, President Obama signed a bill that both strengthened and reauthorized the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  Thanks to this bipartisan agreement, thousands of women and men across the country who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking will be able to access resources they need in their communities to help heal from their trauma. In addition, thousands of law enforcement officers will be better equipped to stop violence before it starts, and respond to calls of help when they are needed.

"This is a country where everybody should be able to pursue their own measure of happiness and live their lives free from fear, no matter who you are, no matter who you love. That's got to be our priority. That’s what today is about." —President Obama at the Violence Against Women Act signing: http://at.wh.gov/ixrqO




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