Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Senator Leahy removes DED provisions from VAWA bill

I received the following from SAVE:

It's time for high-fives and, "Congratulations on a job well done!"

Your calls and emails have caused Senator Patrick Leahy to remove the Dept. of Education's (DED) new sexual assault policy from his draft of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). See: http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20111111/NEWS03/111111020/Leahy-scraps-provision-upcoming-bill-following-complaints Great job! Enjoy that sweet smell of success.

One down, many more to go...

Unfortunately, Sexual Assault was not the only section of VAWA with civil rights violations. Sen. Leahy's draft:

•Continues funding mandatory arrest policies.

•Provides legal assistance to accusers, yet not for the accused.

•Perpetuates sex-based discrimination through biased predominant aggressor policies.

•Doesn't distinguish between those making allegations and those with probable-cause evidence.

See our Special Report, Are Domestic Violence Policies Respecting our Fundamental Freedoms?: http://www.saveservices.org/downloads/SAVE-Assault-Civil-Rights

Today we're asking you to contact Senator Leahy to tell him to remove all civil rights violations from VAWA.

Contact Senator Leahy today!
•Call: (202) 224-4242
•Email: leahy.senate.gov/contact

Thank you. We make a great team, don't we?



Teri Stoddard, Program Director
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments

Yes,Teri we certainly do. It looks like we need to get some more email out but for us that is no problem. Let's tell Leahy the rest of the provisions aren't going to cut it with us either. Tell him it's time to end the thrashing of men to gain political clout because it won't work,not anymore.

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