NEWS BRIEF: 61 Days After Expiring, Violence Against Women Act Finally Reintroduced

At long last, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) have introduced the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) for reauthorization. The law, first enacted in 1994 and reauthorized in 2000 and 2005, expired on September 30. VAWA programs improve criminal justice and community-based responses to domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; create legal […]

Women Must Vote in 2012

By Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation and Publisher of Ms. Magazine This blog is part of the #HERvotes blog carnival. The Feminist Majority Foundation and Ms. magazine are proud to join a number of organizations representing millions of American women in an effort to mobilize women voters in 2012 around preserving women’s […]