Sign the Petition to President Obama


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In light of the recent failure on the part of Congress to extend the Violence Against Women Act, to provided protections in cases of domestic violence, and laws enacted or proposed to limit the access of women to reproductive care and treatment; in light of the increasing occurance of rape and laws being implemented to extend the rights of convicted rapists, women have fewer legal recourses to protect themselves from violent attacks and ongoing psychological abuse. By including acts of violence against women as hate crimes, the Federal law enforcement system can step in where local and state laws fail, to protect women and punish abusers of all kinds.

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