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/

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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.

More comments on the ACA

I couldn’t sleep last night.  There were so many things I wanted to tell you.  I had to keep saying to myself “it’s alright, you can write them tomorrow.”  So, before I begin the post I promised yesterday on why women should be involved in politics, I have a few additional comments to make about the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

1)      It’s important to note that the Affordable Care Act provides for no-cost preventative services for men and children, as well as women.   Services such as blood pressure and depression screening are included.  A full list of the preventative services can be found here: http://www.healthcare.gov/news/factsheets/2010/07/preventive-services-list.html

2)     Why is preventative care so important?

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