I don’t know if you read the Arizona Republic yesterday, but the article about domestic violence in Arizona was powerful and troubling. “Not even halfway into 2012,” it read, “at least 48 people have died; at least 31 of those were shot to death. The numbers for Arizona are consistent: roughly 100 a year, year after year.”
These statistics, compiled by the Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence, show the dark truth of violence against women here in Arizona. And it is all the more staggering that Congress is failing women by refusing to expand the Violence Against Women Act, leaving out some women that the DC Republicans don’t want to protect.
In 2010, Kyrsten collaborated with some of the Arizona Legislature’s most conservative members to write laws that protect victims of domestic violence and hold perpetrators accountable. These bills elevated strangulation and suffocation from a misdemeanor to a felony, established crimes under the domestic violence statute, and redefined human trafficking. The bills passed unanimously to become law and were signed by the Governor.
Kyrsten Sinema is a champion of protecting women and children from domestic violence. We can trust her to do the right thing in Congress when DC Republicans play political games with women’s safety.
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