CONTACT: Matt McAlvanah (Murray) 202-224-2834
Tuesday, July 24th, 2012
(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Tuesday, July 24th, U.S. Senators Patty Murray, Barbara Boxer, and Richard Blumenthal will speak on the Senate floor urging the House to move forward with reauthorization of the Senate's bipartisan, inclusive Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which passed the Senate three months ago with 68 votes. Specifically, the Senators will discuss the ways important provisions in the Senate version of the bill will protect Native American women from domestic violence and sexual assault, and includes non-discrimination protection for all victims, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability. The Senators will also tell stories of domestic violence survivors in their home states who would be left out of the House version of VAWA.