The Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA) is a United States federal law signed by President Bill Clinton on September 13, 1994. The Act provided $1.6 billion toward investigation and prosecution of violent crimes against women, imposed automatic and mandatory restitution on those convicted, and allowed civil redress in cases prosecutors chose to leave unprosecuted. The Act also established the Office on Violence Against Women within the Department of Justice.
We have an amazing Chamber of Commerce on Orcas Island and one of the activities they support is “Shop Local”. They know that all of us sometimes take for granted those wonderful little shops that make our neighborhood experiences so special. If we want to see our local merchants prosper and remain in our lives, we’ve got to support them.
In the midst of this chaotic world we live in, small acts of kindness still exist.
“To anchor our work going forward we will harness the power of a women’s group to improve the lives of women and children worldwide. We want to be able to make a long term impact, affect an entire community and have a personal and direct connection to those we serve”.
Mission statement of “Second Half Babes”
Today is a day that will go down in history—and we’re here to witness. Raise your glasses my friends and celebrate the Health Care Reform Bill.
Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this happen.
There are women all over the world—Asia, Africa and India—who live everyday in fear of rape and beatings, poverty, lack of health care and education. Women just like you and me, but they have no rights because of where they were born.