Violence Against Women Act – Help Pass It Now

I don’t understand how the House could let the Violence Against Women Act Expire. The change from the prior years was to extend protection to more women living in the United States. This is appalling and unforgivable.

I’m very happy to say that Vermont’s own Patrick Leahy is leading the way to reintroduce the bill in the 113th Congress. They need 4 more co-sponsors to bring it to the Senate floor. Please, please call your Senator. Phone number and script can be found here: http://4vawa.org/

Patrick Leahy Vawa Gun Violence

Once it passes the Senate, you can believe I’ll add additional posts to get it through the House and let you know what you can do.

Domestic violence impacts everyone – if you don’t think you know someone who’s been affected, you’re wrong. You’re reading my post and in college I was raped by a male acquaintance. Please ACT NOW!

Thank you again Abigail Collazo for bring to my attention such an important issue.

Who Represents You?

I decided to take a quick look at the two Presidential Candidates’ websites and I was curious about what could be said about the candidates by just looking at their first page and their list of issues.  While I am deferring to you to draw your own conclusions based on what matters most to you, I have listed below the two items I looked at.

Count from Front Page of Campaign Websites

Barack Obama

count / %

Mitt Romney

count / %

Number of Non-White Persons (excluding candidates)

2  / 29%

0 / 0.0%

Number of Females (excluding candidates’ wives)

3 / 42%

2 / 29%

Number of White Males (excluding candidates and candidates’ families)

2 / 29%

5 / 71%

Total

7

7

Note 1> People shown in crowds were excluded because the imagines were not clear enough to give accurate counts
Note 2> In case you were wondering, the U.S. Census Bureau shows the following population statistics for the U.S. in 2011:

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