Congresswomen Call On House to Pass Anti-Violence Against Women Bill
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Congresswoman Louise Slaughter was joined in Rochester by a Wisconsin Congresswoman to call on the House of Representatives to pass the Violence Against Women Act, which expired last year.
The legislation makes domestic violence, dating violence and other crimes against women a federal crime and enacts extra legal protections for its victims.
Gwen Moore, from Milwaukee, says as a victim of domestic violence, it is important to ensure others are able to be served.
"As a survivor of domestic violence. A person that has been raped, beaten, captured, let me tell you, that without the violence against women act law enforcement, advocates have no way to serve women," said Moore.
Moore wrote the new legislation.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.