New Calls To Renew The Violence Against Women Act

New Calls To Renew The Violence Against Women Act

Several high profile rape cases have spurred new calls to address violence against women. Efforts to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has said re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act is one of her top priorities for the new year. The law provides police and other groups with money to help fight domestic violence and sexual assault. It’s been reauthorized every five years since it was first passed in 1994, but not last year. House Republicans objected to modifications which allowed for protections for gays and lesbians, Native Americans and immigrants. Please join us to discuss domestic violence, sexual assault and prospects for the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.


Representative Diana DeGette

Democrat, U.S. Representative for Colorado's 1st Congressional District, serving since 1997, and a Chief Deputy Whip. The district is based in Denver.

Phyllis Schlafly

founder and president, Eagle Forum

Terry O'Neill

president, National Organization for Women.

Paulette Sullivan Moore

National Network to End Domestic Violence

Indira Lakshmanan

senior correspondent covering foreign policy for Bloomberg News.

Juliet Macur

reporter, New York Times

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