Yesterday the US House of Representatives passed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021 (VAWA, HR 1620). And, not a moment too soon. This almost identical measure passed the House in the last Congress, and languished in then Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) Senate. Typically reauthorized every five years, this time it took eight years. It is especially critical for the Senate to swiftly pass this bill and send it to the president’s desk given that we are in the middle of pandemic that brings with it economic instability at a time when our country is grappling with…

Jody Rabhan

Progressive social justice advocate at the National Council of Jewish Women fighting for health care, abortion rights, gun safety, & everything in between.

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