Saturday, April 28, 2012
31 Republican men
This week, the Senate voted overwhelmingly to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. Here's how the vote went: Sixty-eight in favor, thirty-one against.
Each of the 31 senators who voted against it were Republican men.
Every time these guys get the chance to put women's health before politics, they fail to.
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I should add that these 31 men are the only senators to ever cast a vote against reauthorizing this act: The Senate reauthorized it unanimously twice in the last twelve years.
The Republican party of today is a different breed altogether.
If it comes down to scoring points with the GOP base or protecting women, they're going to choose the base every time.
Next, this legislation goes to the House. The House GOP is planning on introducing a bill with the same name, but their version of the Violence Against Women Act will likely strip out the very provisions protecting Native Americans, undocumented immigrants, and LGBT Americans we just fought for.
Before the House votes on the bill, before the GOP even introduces it, we need to spread the word far and wide on how they're trying to dupe us into thinking they're doing the right thing. From now until November, we're going to call them out on the air, online, and on the ground.
The Democratic Party is planning to make sure everyone knows who's really fighting for women this year.
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