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January 9, 2013

Stalling the Violence Against Women Act


On Dec. 12, a bipartisan group of House members, including Richard Hanna, then representing the 24th Congressional District, sent a letter supporting the bill to their leadership.

“If a daughter, sister or perfect stranger was raped, battered or needed help, no one would ask or care what her ethnicity, national origin or orientation was before we came to her aid —  nor should the Violence Against Women Act,” said Hanna. “… Let us pass a bipartisan, inclusive Violence Against Women Act that service providers, law enforcement and most importantly —  all victims —  deserve.”

The 112th Congress is over. The law is no longer the law. The whole process must start over with the new Congress. It is beyond sad.

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