ERA Coalition / FFWE Applauds Congressional Reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act

We applaud Congress for passing a reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act to strengthen protections for women from domestic violence and sexual assault after it lapsed in 2019. As we’ve unfortunately seen too often in recent years, landmark legislative victories like the VAWA to protect women can be weakened, rolled back, or even repealed depending on the whims of who is in power. 

Statement from the ERA Coalition/Fund for Women’s Equality on the President’s Address to Congress

From the beginning of President Biden’s remarks, when he acknowledged the historic nature of the two women leaders sitting on the dais behind him, to pay equity and getting families back to work, his first address to a joint session of Congress was laden with support for gender equality issues.