February 4, 2013
This week, the Senate is scheduled to vote on S. 47, a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The bill is authored by Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Mike Crapo (R-ID), and is co-sponsored by 60 Democrats and Republicans. "Sixty senators have made a strong statement that they stand with all victims of violence." said Kim Gandy, President and CEO of NNEDV. "A vote for VAWA is a vote for victim safety."
January 22, 2013
NNEDV applauds Senators Leahy (D-VT) and Crapo (R-ID) for swiftly reintroducing bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The legislation closely mirrors their bipartisan bill that passed the Senate with a significant (68-31) margin last spring.
"Stopping violence against women should not be a partisan issue or a political football," said Kim Gandy, President and CEO of NNEDV. "Senators Leahy and Crapo are leaders in the fight to end violence against women. They, and the bill's co-sponsors, have wasted no time in introducing a bill that, with modest improvements, will meet the urgent need to protect and serve all victims of violence. We hope that this early introduction will be followed by swift bipartisan passage on the Senate floor."
January 16, 2013
NNEDV applauds the recommendations put forward today by President Obama and Vice President Biden in response to the devastating impact of gun violence. The very fact that the Administration has undertaken this initiative represents a significant step forward in making our country a safer place.
January 3, 2013
Today, NNEDV expresses deep disappointment over the failure of the 112th Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Along with our nationwide network of service providers, advocates and national allies, we have worked diligently with Members of Congress to negotiate a strong, bipartisan VAWA that safely and effectively protects all victims.
November 14, 2012
As Congress returns to Washington, DC and begins the work of completing their legislative session, NNEDV urges lawmakers to swiftly reauthorize a strong, bipartisan Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). VAWA is the cornerstone of our nation's response to domestic and sexual violence.