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    Action Alert

    MA: Sexual Assault Services SlashedAction_alert

    November 16, 2009

    Earlier this month Governor Deval Patrick cut $1 million (one third of the budget) from the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program. This cut will mean the near elimination of a crucial system of coordinated care for survivors of sexual violence.   Take Action Now!

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    Shattered Hearts: Sexual Trafficking of American Indian Women and Girls in Minnesota

    Minnesota American Indian Women's Resource Center, August 1, 2009

    Police reports from Duluth showed that Native girls were being lured off reservations, taken onto ships in port, beaten, and gang-raped. Native girls were being trafficked into prostitution, pornography, and strip shows over state lines and to Mexico. This is the first report of commercial sexual exploitation of American Indian women and girls.  More

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    Parental Alienation: A Rational Approach

    NY State Office for Prevention of Domestic Violence Newsletter, June 1, 2009

    The fact that divorcing parents often badmouth each other to the children can not justify the damage done to abused and endangered children by PAS and PA accusations. A more rational and fair approach to the claim of PA is presented.  More

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    Action Alert

    No Arbitration for Rape in Defense Contracts

    October 5, 2009

    GREAT NEWS!!! Senate Amendment 2588 that will prohibit defense contractors from requiring arbitration in cases of rape or sexual harassment PASSED the Senate by a vote of 68-30. See how your Senators voted here

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    Action Alert

    Petition: Put Polanski in Prison

    October 1, 2009

    Roman Polanski raped a child. He pled guilty and then fled the country to avoid sentencing. The law should not reward a fugitive for his successful efforts to evade justice. Demand accountability. Sign the petition to put Pulanski in prison!  More

  • Opinion

    Give It Up, Whoopie

    Wendy Murphy, October 1, 2009

    I tried to be clear in my first letter in the hope you would simply apologize for saying Roman Polanski didn't plead guilty to "rape rape". But in an awkward attempt to put out the flames of outrage, you made things worse by trying to "explain" yourself. You said that what you MEANT was that because Polanski admitted to the charge...  More

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    Press Release

    Vice President Biden Announces Appointment of White House Advisor on Violence Against Women

    June 26, 2009

    Vice President Biden announced the appointment of Lynn Rosenthal as the new White House Advisor on Violence Against Women. This is a newly created position, dedicated specifically to advising the President and Vice President on domestic violence and sexual assault issues. Ms. Rosenthal is one of the nation’s foremost experts in domestic violence policy.   More

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    An Open Letter to Whoopi Goldberg

    Wendy Murphy, September 29, 2009

    Yesterday on "The View", you said Roman Polanski pleaded guilty to "unlawful sex with a minor", but that it wasn't " rape rape". So I've been wondering –What the hell is "rape rape"? I know you said your point was to articulate the nature of the crime to which he pleaded guilty - which, you said, was somehow DIFFERENT from "rape". It isn't.   More

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    Press Release

    Lawmakers let vital funding bill die, minimize harm of their actions

    California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, September 15, 2009

    Sacramento, September 15, 2009—California’s domestic violence advocates expressed shock at the attitude displayed by the Senate GOP leaders responsible for blocking SBX3 13, an urgency bill that would have reinstated funding to domestic violence shelters devastated by the Governor’s elimination of their State funding in July. The bill died in th...  More

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    Action Alert

    Save CA Domestic Violence Shelters

    September 10, 2009

    Great News! Senator Yee's bill to restore funding to California Domestic Violence Programs has made it to the floor for a vote! Click this link to send your legislators a free pre written message telling them to vote for this life-saving legislation.   More