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Northeast Times | September 22, 2021

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Texas Democrats on the 20th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women’s Act

Texas Democrats on the 20th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women’s Act

Twenty years ago today, the Violence Against Women’s Act was signed into law by President Bill Clinton.

Lisa Paul, Deputy Communications Director for the Texas Democratic Party released the following statement:

“No one should live in fear, and as Americans, we will not turn a blind eye to violence. These were the tenets of the landmark Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). With bipartisan help, then Senator Joe Biden passed VAWA, giving voice and support to the victims of vile crimes. Sadly, as the law has come up for reauthorization, support from the Republican Party has dwindled.

“Far too many women in Texas and across the country still face violence every day. Democrats remain committed to stopping crime and fighting for women. That is why it is so important to elect leaders like Wendy Davis and Leticia Van de Putte who will fight for all Texans.”