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On 19th Anniversary Of Violence Against Women Act, Bill Cassidy Should Apologize For Turning His Back On Louisiana Women

New Orleans, La. – On the nineteenth anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act, Campaign for Louisiana Communications Director Andrew Zucker denounced Bill Cassidy for voting against reauthorization and turning his back on Louisiana women and families:

“When presented the historic opportunity to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, improve domestic violence protections and help provide millions for Louisiana organizations that support survivors, Bill Cassidy voted ‘no,’ turning his back on women and families of our state. Bill Cassidy’s opposition to the Violence Against Women Act is insulting to the thousands of victims across Louisiana who have been protected under the law, and on its nineteenth anniversary he ought to apologize for voting against it.”

BACKGROUND

The Department Of Justice Has Awarded Over $35 Million In Grants To Louisiana Organizations And Local Governments To Fight Violence Against Women Since 2006.

·         FY 2012: The Justice Department Office On Violence Against Women Awarded 10 Louisiana Organizations Grants Totaling $4,971,624. [Department of Justice, accessed 8/16/13]

·         FY 2011: The Justice Department Office On Violence Against Women Awarded 16 Louisiana Organizations Grants Totaling $5,975,101. [Department of Justice, accessed 8/16/13]

·         FY 2010: The Justice Department Office On Violence Against Women Awarded 13 Louisiana Organizations Grants Totaling $6,392,948. [Department of Justice, accessed 8/16/13]

·         FY 2009: The Justice Department Office On Violence Against Women Awarded 16 Louisiana Organizations Grants Totaling $8,045,526. [Department of Justice, accessed 8/16/13]

·         FY 2008: The Justice Department Office On Violence Against Women Awarded 9 Louisiana Organizations Grants Totaling $4,299,762. [Department of Justice, accessed 8/16/13]

·         FY 2007: The Justice Department Office On Violence Against Women Awarded 11 Louisiana Organizations Grants Totaling $3,899,869. [Department of Justice, accessed 8/16/13]

·         FY 2006: The Justice Department Office On Violence Against Women Awarded 12 Louisiana Organizations Grants Totaling $4,503,668. [Department of Justice, accessed 8/16/13]

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