The House Judiciary committee's Democrats will be holding a press event (see below) at 9:45 in Rayburn 2237, followed by the Committee mark up of VAWA
**If you plan to cover this event please contact Matthew Morgan in advance.**
The markup will be available live from the House Judiciary Committee's website.
http://judiciary.house.gov/ -- on the right side of the page there is an area entitled "video casts- watch our latest hearing videos" – this will provide the link
House Members and Advocacy Groups to Hold Press Conference on Violence Against Women Act
(WASHINGTON) – This Tuesday, Democratic Members of the House Judiciary Committee will join advocates for the prevention of domestic and sexual violence at a press conference to voice their opposition to H.R. 4970, the House Republican Leadership's alternative Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization bill. Scheduled for consideration by the House Judiciary Committee that same day, H.R. 4970 not only omits provisions to protect certain vulnerable groups, it rolls back longstanding, bipartisan protections for victims of domestic and sexual violence and repeals critical law enforcement tools needed for the prosecution of offenders. The press conference will be held immediately preceding the Judiciary Committee's 10:15 a.m. markup of H.R. 4970, in Room 2237 Rayburn House Office Building at 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, May 8.
WHAT: House Members and Advocacy Groups for the Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence Press Conference on the Violence Against Women Act
WHERE: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building
WHEN: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 9:45 a.m.
WHO: The Honorable John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.)
The Honorable Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.)
The Honorable Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.)
The Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas)
The Honorable Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.)
The Honorable Hank Johnson (D-Ga.)
The Honorable Mike Quigley (D-Ill.)
Other Democratic Members of the House of Representatives
Juley Fulcher, Director of Public Policy & Legal Services, Break the Cycle
Rocío Molina, Associate Director, National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project
American University - Washington College of Law
Sharon Stapel, Executive Director, The New York City Anti-Violence Project
John Harte, Partner, Mapetsi Policy Group
Other Advocacy Groups for the Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence