EMILY’s List Women Celebrate a VAWA Victory
It’s been a long time coming, but the Violence Against Women Act is finally heading to President Obama’s desk for his signature. This is due in no small part to the tireless efforts of EMILY’s List women like Rep. Gwen Moore, Rep. Louise Slaughter and Senator Patty Murray.
“Today Congress stepped up and sent a clear message: protecting women and families from domestic violence is not a political issue,” said EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock. “The incredible efforts of our Senate Democratic women, along with the leadership of Representatives Slaughter and Moore in the House, broke the Republican stalemate to make sure women will have the protection from violence they deserve. No longer will women be discriminated against based on where they may live or who they may love. EMILY’s List – now over 2 million members strong – will continue to support women leaders who know, without question, that protecting women and families is top priority.”
Check out the reactions, speeches and support from our women below: