Violence Against Women Act & Native American

The Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA) is a United States federal law (Title IV, sec. 40001-40703 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, ) signed as by President Bill Clinton on September 13, 1994. The Act provided $1.6 billion toward investigation and prosecution of violent crimes against women, imposed automatic and mandatory restitution on those convicted, and allowed civil redress in cases prosecutors chose to leave unprosecuted. Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, as defined by the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the United States Census Bureau, are self-identification data items in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify, and indicate whether or not they are of Hispanic or Latino origin (ethnicity). 5.0/5

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Marco Rubio did not vote "yes" on the Violence Against Women Act that now includes *** trans, and Native American women. How nice.
President Obama signed the Violence Against Women Act this week. Finally, something bipartisan passed! American women are better protected from coast to coast -- but all the way up north? Left out in the cold. First, you should know a few facts. Native American and Alaska Native women are 2.5 times…
What the Violence Against Women Act means for Native American Women by for
REMARKS AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY BY  ACTING ASSOCIATE Attorney General TONY WEST AT THE FEDERAL ADVISORY TASK FORCE ON RESEARCH ON VIOLENCE AGAINST AMERICAN INDIAN AND Alaska Native WOMEN LIVING IN TRIBAL COMMUNITIES   WASHINGTON, D.C.   Thank you, Bea, for that kind introduction and your leadership on this task force and in our Office on Violence Against Women.   It’s a great privilege to be here and on behalf of all of us at the Department of Justice, I want to thank all of you, for your dedication to addressing violence against Native American women.   We have had a lot to celebrate the last couple days, and yesterday I was proud to witness President Obama sign the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act into law.  The reauthorization not only includes the provisions that Vice President Biden fought so hard for 20 years ago to protect all women, but it also includes the critical tribal jurisdiction provisions to help Indian tribes combat violence against Native women.  From the time ...
President Obama signed into law the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, with new provisions offering protection to Native American and *** *** bisexual and transgender survivors. Democracy Now! speaks with two guests who attended Thursday's reauthorization ceremony.
Today President Obama signed the Reauthorized Violence Against Women Act which was passed by the Senate and the House last month. This law gives added protections to Native American, Immigrant and LGBT women. For my friends in CD 6, our representative David Schweikert voted AGAINST this ACT along with all the other Republican Representatives in this state. Very sad for a state with a large population of NATIVE AMERICAN AND IMMIGRANTS.doesn't look like these GUYS, vote for the interest of their women constituents. SHAME ON THEM! Vote them out in 2014. Carol Consalvo Section President
ACKGROUND Violence Against Women Act as provided by the White House Vice President Biden will be introduced by Diane Millich, Executive Director of Our Sister’s Keeper, an organization she founded in 2007 to decrease violence against Native American women by providing effective prevention and intervention using Native American tribal traditions. Diane, a member of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe in Colorado, is a survivor of domestic abuse whose case went unprosecuted because she lived on tribal land and her attacker was a non-Indian. As a result of this Violence Against Women Act, other Native American Women will not have to go through what Diane did and abusers of Native American women will now be arrested and prosecuted on Indian lands. Diane’s story illustrates the importance of the tribal jurisdictional provisions in VAWA. The President and Vice President will be joined on-stage during the signing ceremony by: Attorney General Eric Holder Secretary Ken Salazar Senator Patrick Leahy, D-VT, Bill S .. ...
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on Monday openly admitted that she opposed the latest reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) because it included protections for LGBT, Native American, and undocumented victims of domestic violence. In an appearance on MSNBC, Blackburn pointed out that…
The Violence Against Women Act is headed to the president's desk after a dragged out political fight over expanding protections to Native American, LGBT and immigrants. Jess McIntosh, communications director for EMILY'S List, joins Mike from DC.
Timothy Egan: Science and Sensibility Violence Against Women Act passes with the exception that Native American women
Eighteen months. It took far longer than it should have, but Congress has finally passed the Violence Against Women Act. I’m thrilled by this overdue victory for justice. I co-sponsored the Senate version that passed, complete with new protections for the Native American women and children who call North Dakota home. Protecting women from domestic violence has been a top priority for me for as long as I’ve been in public service. I’m grateful to you for standing up, speaking out and demanding Congress get this done. That’s what finally pushed it home. This will help save an untold number of women's lives. You should be proud of yourselves. I know I am. Thanks for standing up for women – and for standing up for what’s right.
I applaud the House for passing the Senate version of Violence Against Women Act. Great news for Native American women and all North Dakota families.
Congressional Black Caucus ha compartido el siguiente enlace y ha comentado esto: “I thank my colleagues for their work to have a more inclusive version of the Violence Against Women Act passed in the House of Representatives today, expanding protections of the bill to members of the LGBT, Native American and immigrant communities. Underreported cases of domestic assault, dating violence, sexual assault and other...
Hello Everyone, Last Thursday, a group of women and men and I delivered a copy of our petition to re-authorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) to Speaker John Boehner’s office in Troy, OH. Although we did not speak directly to Mr. Boehner, we were very clear that we wanted the expanded version of VAWA, authored by the Senate, to go to the House floor for a vote. Unfortunately, this did not happen. Instead, GOP House members authored their own version, which excludes protections for LGBT victims, encumbers protections for immigrant victims, and waters down protections for Native American victims. In Troy, we emphasized that VAWA is not a political issue, it is a human issue—it is the right of all victims of violent crimes to be protected, regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, or nationality. This blatant discrimination appears to have become the status quo of certain GOP Congress members—this is unacceptable and must be stopped. The House will be voting on this bill TOMORROW, Thursday, F ...
Amazing op-ed from Louise Erdrich on why the Senate's is crucial for Native American women.
Rape on the Reservation: one in three Native American women is sexually assaulted. must trump tribal courts.
Louise Erdrich on rape and Native American women
There is no reason to believe that Native American jurors are any less impartial than white jurors -- to suggest otherwise is incredibly offensive. But Senator Chuck Grassley thinks Native Americans aren’t capable of holding fair trials. At a recent town hall my Senator, Chuck Grassley, said: "[.
Senator Heidi Heitkamp says Native American women and children will be afforded much greater protection if an updated Violence Against Women Act becomes law. Heitkamp spent Friday explaining proposed changes in the law and getting feedback from tribal members.
The Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday afternoon to pass legislation reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act with expanded protections for *** undocumented immigrants and Native American women who suffer from domestic abuse.
When asked about his opposition to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), he explained that the act didn’t have his vote “because it has a provision that hurts Florida.” Wrong again. The congressmen who voted against the VAWA did so because of the act’s provision that offers special protection to Native American women, essentially granting tribal courts jurisdiction to prosecute crimes against non-Native Americans on tribal lands. The GOP is concerned that this would violate the constitutional rights of people who aren’t Native American. Let me translate: “This will hurt white men who rape Native American women (which has never happened, right?), so we want to try them in OUR court, under OUR control.” “Unfortunately, I could not support the final, entire legislation that contains new provisions that could have potentially adverse consequences,” Rubio said. (Source) So precisely how does that hurt Florida? Just say it, Rubio. You’re voting the way you’re told to vote
WASHINGTON -- With broad support from the U.S. Senate, legislation to renew and expand the Violence Against Women Act is heading to the House of Representatives, where a previous renewal bid failed over Republican concerns about new services for *** immigrant and Native American victims of domestic...
WASHINGTON -- With possibly hours left until the Senate votes to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, conservative groups are ramping up their efforts to pressure Republicans to vote against the bill, making claims the bill's proponents say are either misleading or completely false. The bill,...
The Senate is poised to pass the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization early this week, with a final vote expected Monday afternoon or Tuesday. The legislation enjoys broad bipartisan support in the Senate; it has 62 sponsors and moved forward…
House Republicans Urge Boehner, Cantor To Pass Bipartisan Violence Against Women Act via The Huffington Post More than a dozen House Republicans sent a letter to their party leaders on Monday night urging them to "immediately" reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act with a bipartisan bill -- something the House failed to do in the last Congress. "Now is the time to seek bipartisan compromise on the reauthorization of these programs," reads the letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), signed by 17 House Republicans. "VAWA programs save lives, and we must allow states and communities the opportunity to build upon the success of current VAWA programs so that we can help even more people." The letter doesn't get into specifics and makes no mention of the *** *** bisexual, transgender (LGBT) or Native American protections added into the Senate VAWA bill that drew House Republican opposition in last year's fight. But its tone suggests that at least th ...
The U.S. Senate moved toward renewing and expanding the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) on Thursday, rejecting a Republican’s amendment that would have limited prosecution of non-Indians who commit domestic violence against Native American partners. “We are not going to throw Native American women...
It's a darned shame, one in 3 women will be raped or abused in their lifetime and Eric Cantor is expected to block the House from voting on the reinstating the Violence Against Women Act--what does that say about his attitude about his mother, his wife, daughters, sisters, his female staff, all women--the issue, apparently is the new version includes Native American women and the *** community; so?
One of the new changes in the Violence Against Women Act could help protect Native American women from abusers. So why has it been so controversial?
Eight senators voted to block the Violence Against Women Act, today. Why? Because it has provisions that would protect LGBT and Native American victims, as well undocumented immigrant. All eight senators are Republican. So, that's nice.
I just read an article about the Republican's rejection of renewing the Violence Against Women Act, which they blocked over a year ago. Apparently, Eric Cantor didn't like a provision that allowed tribal courts jurisdiction if a Native American woman was assaulted by a non-Native while on reservation. Republicans racist, or do they just have no respect for women? I'm guessing it's both. Pathetic. :/
The Republican "war on women" helped define 2012. Its main offensives are well known, including the assertion that you can't get pregnant from rape; the obstruction of the Violence Against Women Act because it would have given Native American courts more jurisdiction over domestic violence; the demo...
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“One of the standoffs that ultimately meant that the Violence Against Women Act disappeared after eighteen years of implementation was over Native American tribal rights. Cantor explicitly refused to back a bill that included expanded jurisdiction for Native American tribes in the prosecution of rape cases. One in three Native American women have been raped or experienced an attempted rape and in 86 percent of rape cases, the perpetrator was someone non-Native. Legislation that would have worked to allow tribal governments to exercise greater authority in prosecuting non-Native American alleged rapists was deemed unacceptable by rep Eric Cantor.”
30 million LGBT, undocumented & Native American women to go without domestic violence protection as House lets VAWA die
GOP wants to end the Violence Against Women Act that has been in place for decades because they do not want women who are LGBT, Native American or undocumented to be protected from violence, assault and rape. These misogynist pigs (YES I SAID PIGS!) need to be removed from political office ASAP. 2014 you can't come soon enough!
CORRECTION: Eric Cantor only opposes the Violence Against Women Act because it protects Native American women.
The House has delayed the Violence Against Women Act over a provision that would protect Native American women
Why is against protecting Native American women from rape? via
Eric Cantor is holding up the passage of the Violence Against Women Act over protections for Native American...
.protect Native American women Pass now protect all women r PASS VAWA NOW!
ACTION ALERT ... PLEASE SHARE WIDELY. A native friend emailed me and asked that we share this while she is at a conference. -- THIS IS URGENT! Please support Alaskan native women, who are endangered of being left behind of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Please pick up the phone and ask for Senator Chris Fluhr (Director of the Office of Native American and Insular Affairs, House Resources Committee) to tell him to protect Alaskan native women, as his vote in Congress wants to intentionally leave out Native American Women from the VAWA (Violence Against Women act)... Call today!!! Takes two minutes! 1-(202) 225-2761 Email - chris.fluhrdomestic violence so prevalent on reservations, we’re pushing Congress to restore your power to bring to justice anyone -- Indian or non-Indian -- who hurts a woman..." -- President Obama 12/05/2012
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