March 6, 2013
Today, Thursday, March 7th, President Obama will sign the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) of 2013 into law. The highly anticipated signing secures needed protections and services for victims of domestic and sexual violence. "This law will substantially improve access to justice and services for ALL victims" said Kim Gandy, President of NNEDV. "We look forward to working with partners across the nation to turn the letter of VAWA law into avenues for safety and justice for all survivors."
March 1, 2013
All-Star Celebrity Apprentice premieres on NBC on Sunday, March 3, 2013 with La Toya Jackson, of America's royal family of music, representing NNEDV.
February 28, 2013
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives took up the Senate-passed bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and passed this vital legislation by a bipartisan vote of 286-138, including 87 Republicans voting in favor. "Victims of violence and their advocates are breathing a collective sigh of relief today, knowing that this critical bill is on its way to President Obama for signature. We commend those who stood in support of victims and put the needs of those suffering from abuse ahead of partisan politics," said Kim Gandy, President and CEO of NNEDV.
February 22, 2013
Today, House Republican leaders introduced a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that fails to adequately support victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. "We were extremely hopeful that House leadership would introduce a bill that would safely and effectively meet the needs of all victims," said Kim Gandy, President of NNEDV. "Unfortunately, the House substitute introduced today fails to do so."
February 12, 2013
Today, the U.S. Senate resoundingly passed S. 47, a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) by 78-22. NNEDV applauds the Senators who voted for VAWA's passage. "Senators Leahy and Crapo have never stopped fighting for the victims, even when the path to passage was difficult," said Kim Gandy, President and CEO of NNEDV. "We are especially grateful for their efforts to ensure that victims of domestic violence have access to the services they need and deserve."