Democratic National Platform Supports VAWA Reauthorization

Stop Abusive and Violent Environments
Sept. 5, 2012

The Democratic National Platform addresses the Violence Against Women Act in three places:

Tribal Sovereignty:

Democrats enacted the Tribal Law and Order Act, support expansion of the Violence Against Women Act to include greater protection for women on tribal lands, and oppose versions of the Violence Against Women Act that do not include these critical provisions.

Women:

We understand that women’s rights are civil rights. …That’s why we are committed to ending violence against women, why Vice President Joe Biden originally wrote and championed the Violence Against Women Act during his time in the Senate, and why we support reauthorizing and strengthening it now.

Public Safety, Justice, and Crime Prevention:

We are committed to ending violence against women. We support reauthorizing the bipartisan Violence Against Women Act and oppose the proposals by Republicans in the House of Representatives that would undermine this law and deprive law enforcement of the tools it needs to combat violence against women.

Source: http://www.democrats.org/democratic-national-platform