FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, May 18, 2012
CONTACT: Chris Wilhite at RICADV, (401) 467-9940; Cell: (401) 829-2564
Statement from Deborah DeBare, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence
"The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence is appalled by the roll-back in protections for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault passed yesterday by the U.S. House of Representatives. This bill proposes to gut 20 years worth of effective protections and services for victims. It is shocking to us that the political landscape could allow for the most vulnerable victims to be put directly in harm's way."
"The House roll-back of the landmark Violence Against Women Act excludes Native women and LGBT people from protections and services and significantly weakens crucial provisions for battered immigrants. Last month, the U.S. Senate passed a version of VAWA that built on its foundational 20 years of existence by a vote of 68-31, with all female Republican senators voting in favor of the bill."
"The RICADV applauds both Rhode Island Senators for voting for the Senate version and applauds both Representatives for standing up against the House partisan dismantling of VAWA."
"For nearly two decades, the Violence Against Women Act has had bipartisan support in Congress. It is disgraceful that so many of our nation's leaders have shown outright contempt for basic protections for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. We are counting on Congressional leaders to work toward a bipartisan final bill that remains true to and builds upon VAWA's two decades of success in protecting all victims of domestic and sexual violence."
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