January 04, 2012
JDI and our allies on the national level are kicking off the year with a push to make 2012 the year that we will pass VAWA reauthorization!
Thanks to your advocacy, both Massachusetts Senators have signed on as sponsors. Thanks to you and the thousands of people who have taken action, mobilized their networks and worked so hard, VAWA has continued to be one of the most significant pieces of federal legislation to support victims, hold offenders accountable and work toward the prevention of sexual and domestic violence.
Below is the statement from the Office of Senator Scott Brown, released on February 1, 2012:
Brown Cosponsors Violence Against Women Act
Washington, DC–Today, U.S. Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) cosponsored the Violence Against Women Act (S. 1925), which supports federal efforts to stop domestic violence, dating violence, and sexual assault by providing resources to law enforcement for criminal investigations and prosecutions, as well as to non-profit groups that provide services for victims:
“I am proud to co-sponsor the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act and encourage its immediate passage,” said Senator Brown. “Massachusetts is home to many organizations and advocates that are on the front lines in assisting victims and survivors. VAWA will allow these groups to continue to make a difference in the lives of so many in Massachusetts and across the country.”