VAWA’s Tribal Provisions Better Protect Native Women Locally

On May 8th, the House Judiciary Committee marked up and passed H.R. 4970, a stripped-down Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) that excludes a number of key provisions found in the Senate bill, including those bearing on the safety of Native women and communities. Get informed! Visit www.indianlaw.org for more information on how to get involved.

The full House of Representatives is expected to vote on its VAWA reauthorization bill soon — as early as mid week.

This entry was posted in Author: Kirsten Carlson, Criminal, Legislation, tribal courts, Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to VAWA’s Tribal Provisions Better Protect Native Women Locally

  1. txbluebonnet says:

    Reblogged this on National Domestic Violence Survivor Law Project and commented:
    A video speaker about this urgent issue! Hopefully, the stripped down version doesn’t pass. We need the protections that were originally written into the VAWA.

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