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."
January 10, 2013
To help raise awareness about domestic violence, NNEDV has again partnered with Soma Intimates through its 6th bi-annual Giving is Beautiful campaign, a nationwide charitable initiative to collect bras for women in need is the largest of its kind. With over 368,000 bras collected to-date, the scale and scope of the project is a testament to Soma Intimates and the Soma customer's dedication to making a difference in women's lives. From January 10- February 14th, 2013, the company is accepting both new and gently worn bras at all Soma boutiques across the country.
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."