From Huffington Post: Gwen Moore, Wisconsin Congresswoman, Recounts Her Rape Ordeal In House Floor Speech


Huffington Post journalist, Laura Bassett, turns her attention to the fight  in Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the powerful testimony coming from the House Floor.

“Violence against women is as American as apple pie,” Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) told colleagues. “I know, not only as a legislator, but from personal experience…this  is what American women are facing.” Laura explores the rationale behind the opposition to VAWA and why other members of Congress , including Representative Moore, view VAWA as an absolutely critical piece of legislation.

Where do you stand in the debate? Read more of Representative Moore’s  testimony and learn more about VAWA.


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