Violence Against Women Act
September 13, 1994 (Emphasis added)
Say what you want about Joe Biden, he stands up for women. This is his Violence Against Women Act…signed into law by of all people…President Clinton.
The Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA) is a United States federal law. It was passed as Title IV, sec. 40001-40703 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 HR 3355 and signed as Public Law 103-322 by President Bill Clinton on September 13, 1994.
It provided $1.6 billion to enhance investigation and prosecution of the violent crime perpetrated against women, increased pre-trial detention of the accused, provided for automatic and mandatory restitution of those convicted, and allowed civil redress in cases prosecutors chose to leave unprosecuted.
VAWA was drafted by Senator Joseph Biden’s office with support from a number of advocacy organizations including Legal Momentum and The National Organization for Women, which heralded the bill as “the greatest breakthrough in civil rights for women in nearly two decades.”
This one piece of legislation is more than Obama has done for women – though NARAL is certain his short (and changing) track record is enough. NARAL lost a lot of respect among women after endorsing Obama. He was going to be the eventual nominee – what’s the rush? And why the morning after Sen Clitnon’s 40 point win in West Virginia? It was intentional and it was beyond wrong. Watch the giggling video by Ms Keenan – her eyes are glazed over like a preteen girl. Read her Huffington post blog.
KEENAN: NARAL Pro-Choice America is unique in our ability to reach the crucial voting bloc of Republican and independent pro-choice women. These voters are essential to win the White House and we’ve seen that Obama can inspire them to vote for him in November.
See video of the Messiah certain! Sen Clinton voters will vote for him.