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What Drastic Cuts Would Mean for Domestic-Violence Groups

Those of us immersed in the fight against domestic violence know how critical political decisions are in protecting women. When the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was passed in 1994, on the heels of the O.J. Simpson trial, women across this country won a major victory that shifted the tide toward prevention and signaled that domestic violence was everyone’s fight, not just one for victims, survivors, and the organizations struggling to help them.

But VAWA, arguably one of the most important p…