Thursday, February 21, 2013

Obama's purges continue

US Army general facing sex charges adding lawyers
By MICHAEL BIESECKER | Associated Press

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A U.S. Army general charged with sexual misconduct plans to add civilian lawyers to his legal team after expressing concern his military lawyers feared their careers would be harmed by defending him.

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair appeared in court Thursday for a hearing on pre-trial motions. Sinclair faces court martial in June on charges that include forcible sodomy, indecent acts, violating orders and adultery. He has thus far deferred entering a plea.

Military judge Col. James Pohl asked Sinclair Thursday about an e-mail the general sent to the head of the Army's legal branch suggesting the three lawyers assigned to defend him feared retaliation. At a past hearing, the defense has suggested they may call some of the Army's top generals as witnesses in the case.

"I had a belief, I was concerned," Sinclair told the judge. He then added that he felt his military lawyers would defend him to the utmost of their ability, but that he still wished to add four civilian lawyers from the firm Montgomery McCracken, based in New York and Philadelphia.

On Thursday, Pohl denied an earlier motion from the defense to disqualify prosecutors over privileged emails erroneously sent to them by criminal investigators. The messages included exchanges between Sinclair and his lawyers, his wife and with a family friend who is an ordained minister.

Other pre-trial motions in the case are due Friday. The Army has thus far rebuffed public records requests from The Associated Press for copies of all motions filed in the case by either the prosecution or defense.

A 27-year Army veteran, Sinclair faces life in prison if convicted on the most serious offenses. It's rare for an Army general to face court-martial. There have been only two cases in recent years. More commanders have lost their posts over sex. Of the 18 generals and admirals, from one star to four stars, fired in recent years, 10 lost their jobs because of sex-related offenses. That tally does not include retired Army general David Petraeus, who was forced to resign as CIA director in November after he admitted to an affair with the woman who wrote the biography of his military career.

The investigation of Petraeus also ensnared Marine Gen. John Allen, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, over thousands of flirty emails he exchanged with a Tampa, Fla., socialite. The Pentagon later cleared Allen of inappropriate conduct, but he announced earlier this week he would retire rather than take command of NATO forces in Europe, as had been scheduled.

At an evidentiary hearing for Sinclair in November, prosecutors presented testimony about his conduct with five women who were not his wife, including officers who served under his direct command. The charges involve activities when he was in Afghanistan, Iraq, Germany and at installations in the United States.

Sinclair was deputy commander in charge of logistics and support for the 82nd Airborne Division in Afghanistan before being relieved in May during the criminal investigation. He has been on special assignment since then at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.

The female captain at the heart of the case said she carried on a three-year sexual relationship with Sinclair, a father of two. Adultery is a crime under military law, and the admission could end her career.

She testified at the evidentiary hearing that she repeatedly tried to break off the affair with Sinclair, who she says threatened to kill her and her family if she told anyone about their frequent sexual liaisons in hotels, headquarters and war zones.

The woman said she usually wanted to have sex with the general, though she said that on two occasions he exposed himself and physically forced her to perform oral sex, even as she sobbed.

The Associated Press does not publicly identify victims of alleged sexual assaults.

Two other female officers who served with Sinclair also testified that they had given the general nude photos at his request.

Sinclair is also accused of possessing alcohol in a war zone and disobeying orders. Maj. Gen. James Huggins, Sinclair's superior officer in Afghanistan, testified he ordered Sinclair to cease contact with the female captain after she reported the affair. Sinclair is alleged to have willfully disobeyed that order by then calling the woman's phone.

Sinclair has not yet spoken publicly about the charges against him. At the pretrial hearing, his defense lawyers conceded the affair with the female captain, while working to paint her as a liar trying to ruin the general's life and military reputation. During the hearings, they characterized her as a manipulative "back-stabber" who blamed others for her mistakes.

The general's wife, Rebecca Sinclair, has stayed away from court but went public with an opinion piece in The Washington Post. In that column, she said she was not condoning her husband's infidelity, but she said that a decade of war had taken a toll on military couples and brought pressure on their marriages.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Rebecca Sinclair said her husband called her last spring to tell her about the affair and allegations, and she said they were trying to mend their relationship.


She spilled the beans about her relationship with the general. I wonder what was her motivation? Will she be held accountable too or is this another tailhook.

Stalin and Obama: carrying out their purges in their own ways.

Monday, February 18, 2013

The good,the bad and the lobbyists

Here is the list of Senators that stood up for men,the Constitution and due process. They voted against VAWA so we need to thank them.They remembered us so we need to remember them when they come up for reelection. I want everyone to send them a thank you email for a job well done. Here they are:

Sens. John Barrasso (WY) – @SenJohnBarrasso
Roy Blunt (MO) – @RoyBlunt
John Boozman (AR) – @JohnBoozman
Tom Coburn (OK) – @TomCoburn
John Cornyn (TX) – @JohnCornyn
Ted Cruz (TX) – @tedcruz and @SenTedCruz
Mike Enzi (WY) – @SenatorEnzi
Lindsey Graham (SC) – @GrahamBlog
Chuck Grassley (IA) – @ChuckGrassley
Orrin Hatch (UT) – @OrrinHatch
James Inhofe (OK) – @jiminhofe
Mike Johanns (NE) – @Mike_Johanns
Ron Johnson (WI) – @SenRonJohnson
Mike Lee (UT) – @SenMikeLee
Mitch McConnell (KY) – @MitchMcConell
Rand Paul (KY) – @SenRandPaul
Jim Risch (ID) – @SenatorRisch
Pat Roberts (KS) – @SenPatRoberts
Marco Rubio (FL) – @marcorubio
Tim Scott (SC) – @SenatorTimScott
Jeff Sessions (AL) – @SenatorSessions
John Thune (SD) – @SenJohnThune

Senate info: click here

On the other hand here is a list of VAWA supporters. Let's tell them the truth about VAWA and ask them how they could support bigoted legislation.


Rep Andrews, Robert E. [NJ-1] - 2/12/2013
Rep Barber, Ron [AZ-2] - 2/4/2013
Rep Bass, Karen [CA-37] - 1/22/2013
Rep Beatty, Joyce [OH-3] - 1/22/2013
Rep Becerra, Xavier [CA-34] - 2/12/2013
Rep Bera, Ami [CA-7] - 1/22/2013
Rep Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [GA-2] - 2/12/2013
Rep Bishop, Timothy H. [NY-1] - 1/22/2013
Rep Blumenauer, Earl [OR-3] - 1/22/2013
Rep Bonamici, Suzanne [OR-1] - 1/22/2013
Rep Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [GU] - 1/22/2013
Rep Brady, Robert A. [PA-1] - 1/22/2013
Rep Braley, Bruce L. [IA-1] - 1/22/2013
Rep Brown, Corrine [FL-5] - 1/22/2013
Rep Brownley, Julia [CA-26] - 1/22/2013
Rep Bustos, Cheri [IL-17] - 1/22/2013
Rep Butterfield, G. K. [NC-1] - 2/12/2013
Rep Capps, Lois [CA-24] - 1/22/2013
Rep Capuano, Michael E. [MA-7] - 1/22/2013
Rep Cardenas, Tony [CA-29] - 1/22/2013
Rep Carney, John C., Jr. [DE] - 1/22/2013
Rep Carson, Andre [IN-7] - 1/22/2013
Rep Cartwright, Matt [PA-17] - 2/5/2013
Rep Castor, Kathy [FL-14] - 1/22/2013
Rep Castro, Joaquin [TX-20] - 1/22/2013
Rep Christensen, Donna M. [VI] - 1/22/2013
Rep Chu, Judy [CA-27] - 1/22/2013
Rep Cicilline, David N. [RI-1] - 1/22/2013
Rep Clarke, Yvette D. [NY-9] - 1/22/2013
Rep Clay, Wm. Lacy [MO-1] - 1/22/2013
Rep Cleaver, Emanuel [MO-5] - 1/22/2013
Rep Clyburn, James E. [SC-6] - 2/5/2013
Rep Cohen, Steve [TN-9] - 1/22/2013
Rep Connolly, Gerald E. [VA-11] - 1/22/2013
Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-13] - 1/22/2013
Rep Cooper, Jim [TN-5] - 2/13/2013
Rep Costa, Jim [CA-16] - 1/22/2013
Rep Courtney, Joe [CT-2] - 1/22/2013
Rep Crowley, Joseph [NY-14] - 2/4/2013
Rep Cuellar, Henry [TX-28] - 2/13/2013
Rep Cummings, Elijah E. [MD-7] - 1/22/2013
Rep Davis, Danny K. [IL-7] - 1/22/2013
Rep Davis, Susan A. [CA-53] - 1/22/2013
Rep DeFazio, Peter A. [OR-4] - 2/4/2013
Rep DeGette, Diana [CO-1] - 1/22/2013
Rep Delaney, John K. [MD-6] - 1/22/2013
Rep DeLauro, Rosa L. [CT-3] - 1/22/2013
Rep DelBene, Suzan K. [WA-1] - 1/22/2013
Rep Deutch, Theodore E. [FL-21] - 1/22/2013
Rep Dingell, John D. [MI-12] - 1/22/2013
Rep Doggett, Lloyd [TX-35] - 1/22/2013
Rep Doyle, Michael F. [PA-14] - 1/22/2013
Rep Duckworth, Tammy [IL-8] - 1/22/2013
Rep Edwards, Donna F. [MD-4] - 1/22/2013
Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5] - 1/22/2013
Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-16] - 1/22/2013
Rep Enyart, William L. [IL-12] - 1/22/2013
Rep Eshoo, Anna G. [CA-18] - 1/22/2013
Rep Esty, Elizabeth H. [CT-5] - 1/22/2013
Rep Faleomavaega, Eni F. H. [AS] - 1/22/2013
Rep Farr, Sam [CA-20] - 1/22/2013
Rep Fattah, Chaka [PA-2] - 1/22/2013
Rep Foster, Bill [IL-11] - 1/22/2013
Rep Frankel, Lois [FL-22] - 1/22/2013
Rep Fudge, Marcia L. [OH-11] - 1/22/2013
Rep Gabbard, Tulsi [HI-2] - 1/22/2013
Rep Gallego, Pete P. [TX-23] - 2/12/2013
Rep Garamendi, John [CA-3] - 2/6/2013
Rep Garcia, Joe [FL-26] - 1/22/2013
Rep Grayson, Alan [FL-9] - 2/6/2013
Rep Green, Al [TX-9] - 2/4/2013
Rep Green, Gene [TX-29] - 2/4/2013
Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-3] - 1/22/2013
Rep Gutierrez, Luis V. [IL-4] - 2/12/2013
Rep Hahn, Janice [CA-44] - 1/22/2013
Rep Hanabusa, Colleen W. [HI-1] - 1/22/2013
Rep Hastings, Alcee L. [FL-20] - 1/22/2013
Rep Heck, Denny [WA-10] - 1/22/2013
Rep Higgins, Brian [NY-26] - 1/22/2013
Rep Himes, James A. [CT-4] - 1/22/2013
Rep Hinojosa, Ruben [TX-15] - 1/22/2013
Rep Holt, Rush [NJ-12] - 1/22/2013
Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-17] - 1/22/2013
Rep Horsford, Steven A. [NV-4] - 1/22/2013
Rep Hoyer, Steny H. [MD-5] - 2/4/2013
Rep Huffman, Jared [CA-2] - 1/22/2013
Rep Israel, Steve [NY-3] - 2/4/2013
Rep Jackson Lee, Sheila [TX-18] - 1/22/2013
Rep Jeffries, Hakeem S. [NY-8] - 1/22/2013
Rep Johnson, Eddie Bernice [TX-30] - 1/22/2013
Rep Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [GA-4] - 1/22/2013
Rep Kaptur, Marcy [OH-9] - 1/22/2013
Rep Keating, William R. [MA-9] - 2/4/2013
Rep Kennedy, Joseph P. III [MA-4] - 2/4/2013
Rep Kildee, Daniel T [MI-5] - 1/22/2013
Rep Kilmer, Derek [WA-6] - 1/22/2013
Rep Kind, Ron [WI-3] - 1/23/2013
Rep Kirkpatrick, Ann [AZ-1] - 1/22/2013
Rep Kuster, Ann M. [NH-2] - 1/22/2013
Rep Langevin, James R. [RI-2] - 1/22/2013
Rep Larsen, Rick [WA-2] - 1/22/2013
Rep Larson, John B. [CT-1] - 1/22/2013
Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-13] - 1/22/2013
Rep Levin, Sander M. [MI-9] - 1/22/2013
Rep Lewis, John [GA-5] - 1/22/2013
Rep Loebsack, David [IA-2] - 1/22/2013
Rep Lofgren, Zoe [CA-19] - 1/22/2013
Rep Lowenthal, Alan S. [CA-47] - 1/22/2013
Rep Lowey, Nita M. [NY-17] - 1/22/2013
Rep Lujan Grisham, Michelle [NM-1] - 1/22/2013
Rep Lujan, Ben Ray [NM-3] - 1/22/2013
Rep Lynch, Stephen F. [MA-8] - 1/22/2013
Rep Maffei, Daniel B. [NY-24] - 1/22/2013
Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-12] - 1/22/2013
Rep Maloney, Sean Patrick [NY-18] - 2/6/2013
Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-5] - 1/22/2013
Rep Matsui, Doris O. [CA-6] - 1/22/2013
Rep McCarthy, Carolyn [NY-4] - 1/22/2013
Rep McCollum, Betty [MN-4] - 1/22/2013
Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] - 1/23/2013
Rep McGovern, James P. [MA-2] - 1/22/2013
Rep McNerney, Jerry [CA-9] - 1/22/2013
Rep Meeks, Gregory W. [NY-5] - 1/22/2013
Rep Meng, Grace [NY-6] - 1/22/2013
Rep Michaud, Michael H. [ME-2] - 1/22/2013
Rep Miller, George [CA-11] - 1/22/2013
Rep Moran, James P. [VA-8] - 1/22/2013
Rep Murphy, Patrick [FL-18] - 1/22/2013
Rep Nadler, Jerrold [NY-10] - 1/22/2013
Rep Napolitano, Grace F. [CA-32] - 1/22/2013
Rep Neal, Richard E. [MA-1] - 2/12/2013
Rep Negrete McLeod, Gloria [CA-35] - 1/22/2013
Rep Nolan, Richard M. [MN-8] - 1/22/2013
Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] - 1/22/2013
Rep O'Rourke, Beto [TX-16] - 1/22/2013
Rep Owens, William L. [NY-21] - 1/22/2013
Rep Pallone, Frank, Jr. [NJ-6] - 1/22/2013
Rep Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [NJ-9] - 1/22/2013
Rep Pastor, Ed [AZ-7] - 2/5/2013
Rep Payne, Donald M., Jr. [NJ-10] - 2/4/2013
Rep Pelosi, Nancy [CA-12] - 1/23/2013
Rep Perlmutter, Ed [CO-7] - 2/12/2013
Rep Peters, Gary C. [MI-14] - 1/22/2013
Rep Peters, Scott H. [CA-52] - 2/4/2013
Rep Pierluisi, Pedro R. [PR] - 1/22/2013
Rep Pingree, Chellie [ME-1] - 1/22/2013
Rep Pocan, Mark [WI-2] - 1/22/2013
Rep Polis, Jared [CO-2] - 2/6/2013
Rep Price, David E. [NC-4] - 1/22/2013
Rep Quigley, Mike [IL-5] - 1/22/2013
Rep Rahall, Nick J., II [WV-3] - 2/12/2013
Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-13] - 1/22/2013
Rep Richmond, Cedric L. [LA-2] - 2/5/2013
Rep Roybal-Allard, Lucille [CA-40] - 1/22/2013
Rep Ruiz, Raul [CA-36] - 2/13/2013
Rep Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [MD-2] - 1/22/2013
Rep Rush, Bobby L. [IL-1] - 1/22/2013
Rep Ryan, Tim [OH-13] - 2/4/2013
Rep Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [MP] - 1/22/2013
Rep Sanchez, Linda T. [CA-38] - 1/22/2013
Rep Sanchez, Loretta [CA-46] - 1/22/2013
Rep Sarbanes, John P. [MD-3] - 1/22/2013
Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] - 1/22/2013
Rep Schiff, Adam B. [CA-28] - 1/22/2013
Rep Schneider, Bradley S. [IL-10] - 1/22/2013
Rep Schrader, Kurt [OR-5] - 1/22/2013
Rep Schwartz, Allyson Y. [PA-13] - 1/22/2013
Rep Scott, David [GA-13] - 2/13/2013
Rep Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [VA-3] - 2/4/2013
Rep Serrano, Jose E. [NY-15] - 1/22/2013
Rep Sewell, Terri A. [AL-7] - 1/22/2013
Rep Shea-Porter, Carol [NH-1] - 1/22/2013
Rep Sherman, Brad [CA-30] - 1/22/2013
Rep Sinema, Kyrsten [AZ-9] - 1/22/2013
Rep Sires, Albio [NJ-8] - 1/22/2013
Rep Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [NY-25] - 1/22/2013
Rep Smith, Adam [WA-9] - 1/22/2013
Rep Speier, Jackie [CA-14] - 1/22/2013
Rep Swalwell, Eric [CA-15] - 1/23/2013
Rep Takano, Mark [CA-41] - 1/22/2013
Rep Thompson, Bennie G. [MS-2] - 2/12/2013
Rep Thompson, Mike [CA-5] - 2/12/2013
Rep Tierney, John F. [MA-6] - 2/4/2013
Rep Titus, Dina [NV-1] - 1/22/2013
Rep Tonko, Paul [NY-20] - 2/4/2013
Rep Tsongas, Niki [MA-3] - 1/22/2013
Rep Van Hollen, Chris [MD-8] - 1/22/2013
Rep Vargas, Juan [CA-51] - 1/22/2013
Rep Veasey, Marc A. [TX-33] - 2/12/2013
Rep Vela, Filemon [TX-34] - 2/13/2013
Rep Velazquez, Nydia M. [NY-7] - 1/22/2013
Rep Visclosky, Peter J. [IN-1] - 2/13/2013
Rep Walz, Timothy J. [MN-1] - 2/12/2013
Rep Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [FL-23] - 1/22/2013
Rep Waters, Maxine [CA-43] - 1/22/2013
Rep Watt, Melvin L. [NC-12] - 1/23/2013
Rep Waxman, Henry A. [CA-33] - 1/22/2013
Rep Welch, Peter [VT] - 1/22/2013
Rep Wilson, Frederica S. [FL-24] - 1/22/2013
Rep Yarmuth, John A. [KY-3] - 1/22/2013

Email addresses: click here or you can click here or here


Sen Ayotte, Kelly [NH] - 1/22/2013
Sen Baldwin, Tammy [WI] - 1/28/2013
Sen Baucus, Max [MT] - 1/24/2013
Sen Begich, Mark [AK] - 1/23/2013
Sen Bennet, Michael F. [CO] - 1/22/2013
Sen Blumenthal, Richard [CT] - 1/28/2013
Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA] - 2/4/2013
Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH] - 1/28/2013
Sen Cantwell, Maria [WA] - 1/22/2013
Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD] - 1/23/2013
Sen Carper, Thomas R. [DE] - 1/31/2013
Sen Casey, Robert P., Jr. [PA] - 1/22/2013
Sen Collins, Susan M. [ME] - 1/22/2013
Sen Coons, Christopher A. [DE] - 1/22/2013
Sen Cowan, William M. "Mo" [MA] - 2/7/2013
Sen Crapo, Mike [ID] - 1/22/2013
Sen Donnelly, Joe [IN] - 1/29/2013
Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] - 1/22/2013
Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA] - 1/23/2013
Sen Franken, Al [MN] - 1/23/2013
Sen Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [NY] - 1/28/2013
Sen Hagan, Kay [NC] - 1/23/2013
Sen Harkin, Tom [IA] - 1/28/2013
Sen Heinrich, Martin [NM] - 1/28/2013
Sen Heitkamp, Heidi [ND] - 1/24/2013
Sen Heller, Dean [NV] - 1/31/2013
Sen Hirono, Mazie K. [HI] - 1/28/2013
Sen Johnson, Tim [SD] - 1/30/2013
Sen Kaine, Tim [VA] - 1/29/2013
Sen King, Angus S. Jr. [ME] - 1/23/2013
Sen Kirk, Mark Steven [IL] - 1/22/2013
Sen Klobuchar, Amy [MN] - 1/22/2013
Sen Landrieu, Mary L. [LA] - 1/28/2013
Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] - 1/28/2013
Sen Levin, Carl [MI] - 1/28/2013
Sen Manchin, Joe, III [WV] - 1/28/2013
Sen McCaskill, Claire [MO] - 1/22/2013
Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] - 1/28/2013
Sen Merkley, Jeff [OR] - 1/28/2013
Sen Mikulski, Barbara A. [MD] - 1/22/2013
Sen Moran, Jerry [KS] - 1/29/2013
Sen Murkowski, Lisa [AK] - 1/22/2013
Sen Murphy, Christopher S. [CT] - 1/29/2013
Sen Murray, Patty [WA] - 1/22/2013
Sen Nelson, Bill [FL] - 1/31/2013
Sen Pryor, Mark L. [AR] - 1/24/2013
Sen Reed, Jack [RI] - 1/23/2013
Sen Reid, Harry [NV] - 1/28/2013
Sen Rockefeller, John D., IV [WV] - 1/28/2013
Sen Sanders, Bernard [VT] - 1/28/2013
Sen Schatz, Brian [HI] - 1/31/2013
Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] - 1/28/2013
Sen Shaheen, Jeanne [NH] - 1/22/2013
Sen Stabenow, Debbie [MI] - 1/24/2013
Sen Tester, Jon [MT] - 1/23/2013
Sen Udall, Mark [CO] - 1/22/2013
Sen Udall, Tom [NM] - 1/23/2013
Sen Warner, Mark R. [VA] - 1/28/2013
Sen Warren, Elizabeth [MA] - 1/23/2013
Sen Whitehouse, Sheldon [RI] - 1/23/2013
Sen Wyden, Ron [OR] - 1/23/2013

Senate contacts:click here

The lobbyists? That's us. Let's tell them our disgust toward VAWA and that it is either made male friendly or scrapped altogether. S.47 is going to be voted on this week so let them know ASAP.

Monday, February 11, 2013

VAWA vote today at 5pm est

From SAVE Services:

SAVE has just issued a report showing many of the programs funded under S. 47, the Violence Against Women Act, place victims at risk of continued abuse and even death. Restraining orders, mandatory arrest, and aggressive prosecution policies are all found to be increasing partner violence, according to the research summary.

The report can be viewed here.

For example, VAWA funds the enforcement of restraining orders, but they are widely believed to be ineffective in curbing abuse. A review of homicide-suicides in North Carolina revealed the issuance of a restraining order was the most common trigger for such tragedies, present in 41% of such incidents.

The SAVE report terms the continued taxpayer funding of these harmful policies as "A triumph of ideology over science and common-sense."

Sounds crazy? Call your Senators today 1-866-220-0044. Tell them that S. 47 would be a deadly proposition for many.

Please act on S. 47 is expected to begin at 5pm ET on Monday!


Teri Stoddard, Program Director

Stop Abusive and Violent Environments

Let's defeat this now. If you don't know who your Senators are click here to find out. If you are man who hates being discriminated against then help us defeat VAWA. VAWA is misandric and it has to go.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Let's stop VAWA in the Senate

From SAVE Services:

No Time to Spare, Show your Senators You Care!

Dear (Contact First Name),

The Senate is expected to vote on VAWA today. Let's use these last moments to express our views to our lawmakers:click here

You can also find your senators here.

If you don't call, they'll never know what you want.


Teri Stoddard, Program Director
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments

If we can get VAWA aka S.47 killed in the Senate then we won't have to concern ourselves over it anymore. If it passes and goes to the House then we have to go after it in the House as well. It would be a lot easier to just end it now so send in those emails. The following Senators are also not VAWA friendly: Rand Paul,Mike Lee,Chuck Grassley and Orrin Hatch. Also Senator Mitch McConnell is the ranking Republican member there so it may be a good idea to let him know as well.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

S.47,VAWA,goes before the Senate soon so voice your displeasure with it now

The Senate vote on VAWA should be very soon.

The Senate is expected to vote on S. 47, a Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill this week. Unfortunately, S. 47 ignores well-documented problems. VAWA Reform Principals are urgently needed to create a comprehensive and effective VAWA.


Please call your Senators TODAY.

Tell them, "Say NO to S. 47 and YES to Real VAWA Reform!"

Call 202-224-3121 or find your senators here: click here

Keep calling!



Teri Stoddard, Program Director
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments

Or you can email them too. Tell your Senators you hate VAWA and don't want it reauthorized. I've also contacted Senator Rand Paul and Senator Mike Lee because they are not big fans of it either especially Lee who flat-out called it "unconstitutional" and voted against VAWA. Can't fault another VAWA hater so way to go,Lee. The Republican leader in the Senate is Senator Mitch McConnell so you may want to let him know too.