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ROSEN STATEMENT ON 23RD ANNIVERSARY OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT

September 13, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Representative Jacky Rosen (NV-03) released the following statement on the 23rd anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act being signed into law:

"Twenty-three years ago today, the Violence Against Women Act was signed into law, taking a stand against the scourge of violence committed against women and creating critical support programs for survivors. VAWA has helped save innumerable lives and has played a major role in combating sexual and domestic violence.”

“However, despite our progress these past decades, there is still much work to be done. Nevada consistently ranks first in the nation for domestic violence fatalities. In Nevada, domestic violence and sexual assault are very real problems that must be addressed. In 2015, over 1,600 women reported a sexual assault in Nevada, an almost 25% increase from the year before."

“As we commemorate this legislation and the steps we've taken in our quest to eliminate domestic violence, let us pledge to keep making progress, to remain firm as a united front, and to stand strong for domestic violence and sexual assault victims everywhere.”

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