Started by Roy, Oct 04, 2005, 07:31 PM
Tuesday, October 4, 2005 5:36 PMThe Violence Against Women Act of 2005 was just passed by unanimous consent in the Senate. This unanimous support of VAWA is tremendous and we thank all Senators for their work to bring VAWA to the floor! Chairman Specter and Senator Biden and their staff really pulled out all the stops to make this happen. Many Senators set aside other pressing issues to move VAWA forward, particularly Senator Landrieu, and we thank them and the Republican and Democrat Senate Leadership for making VAWA a priority. This was really down to the wire, and truly all the credit goes to YOU who mobilized your grassroots, who made calls yourself, who spoke on behalf of all the victims who have been silenced. The versions of VAWA passed in the House (HR 3402) and the Senate (S 1197) are different, and now must go to conference where the differences between them will be resolved. We will need your voices again in the coming months to ensure that needs of victims are met in the final VAWA that is signed into law!! Thank you again for all the amazing work you do. Allison Allison RandallPublic Policy SpecialistNational Network to End Domestic Violence660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Suite 303Washington, DC 20003202-543-5566 (phone)202-543-5626 (fax)[email protected]
The versions of VAWA passed in the House (HR 3402) and the Senate (S 1197) are different, and now must go to conference where the differences between them will be resolved. We will need your voices again in the coming months to ensure that needs of victims are met in the final VAWA that is signed into law!!
I subscribe to several feminist press release sites, because they seem to be mysteriously better connected to our Congress than any MRA organization that I know.
I have a mini-Dr. Evil tangent to my personality, and I have put that pit bull alter-ego to good use lately to daily research what I can find out about VAWA.Not to be pointing fingers, but how come RADAR did not post this development first?I have sent RADAR every nuance of this stealth VAWA reauthorization that I have come across, and they still seem to believe they have achieved some kind of "victory."Is RADAR actually just some frat boys in the D.C. area?Dr. E. .... you might wish to start a "Strategic Ring" that is not about personalities debating various topics of import.Might it be time to try to examine why the Men's Right's Movement is already facing extinction in the U.S. political sphere?
I think many were thinking this would not come back up until the 5th.
MRAs, if you are not having much success in convincing a national government of the worthiness of your cause, then you will certainly have no success in influencing the inevitable world government.