Congress is only 6 votes shy of the needed 60 to prevent a filibuster on the reauthorization of this crucial piece of legislation. This week the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women is asking all of us to get in touch with our elected officials and thank them for supporting the VAWA reauthorization or let them know to get off their keisters and sign it! Click here for the full article.
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Last week outgoing Governor Haley Barbour caused an uproar in Mississippi and across the country when he granted gubernatorial pardons to nearly 200 convicts. There have certainly been some controversial pardons in our nation’s history that have left Americans angry and scratching their heads. But Governor Barbour’s decision has the entire country outraged. Worse, he shows a complete lack of understanding of why that might be, and has demonstrated a blatant disregard for the feelings of not only the victims and their families, but victims of violent crimes everywhere. Keep Reading
Note: More than 55% of voters said “no” to initiative 26. It fell far short of the percentage it needed to pass.
Today is election day all over the country. We are all taking part in local elections and deciding on which measures or initiatives to pass or defeat. One initiative, however, should really have everyone in this country sitting up and paying attention. Keep Reading