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On January 21, 2016, the body of Emily Bluebird, 24, of Pine Ridge was found by her uncle after her family refused to stop searching for her. She left behind 2 kids. Her killers were brought to justice. Missing & murdered Indigenous women is an epidemic on this continent. #MMIW
Larissa Lone Hill, 21, was last seen on October 2, 2016 in Rapid City, SD. She is still missing. #MMIW
Ashley Loring Heavyrunner, 20, was last seen on June 5, 2017 in Browning, MT. She is still missing. #MMIW
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1/ @TheTakeaway @tanzinavega really disappointed you had this guest on a show peddling controversial theories that weaponize the failures of the #criminaljusticesystem #racism and #massincarceration against survivors of #domesticviolence and #coercivecontrol.
2/#VAWAs failures lie not only in its non-holistic, non-systemic approach to addressing #DV—not as #coercivecontrol and not in coordination with child safety risks, as it should be—but also in its methodology, assumptions, implementation etc. @thetakeaway @tanzinavega
3/Just because #VAWA is flawed doesn’t mean you throw the baby out with the bath water. Her theories are dangerous to #survivors and hide its misogynist underpinnings as they center #abuser needs over #survivor and #child #safety, #stability #strength. @TheTakeaway @tanzinavega
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In the US Senate, I've made it a priority to raise awareness about the challenges in Indian Country & help stand up for Native American families. Follow along today and on Monday to learn more.
84% of Native American women experience violence in their lifetime. But outside of Indian Country, few people are aware of this epidemic. That’s why I introduced #SavannasAct to help law enforcement crack down on these horrible crimes.
Combating the crisis of missing & murdered Native American women is about hope, justice & letting Native women across the country know that they're #NotInvisible—and that’s what #SavannasAct aims to help achieve. Read more @inforum inforum.com/news/4339231-s…
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🔥PSA Women...HEAD'S UP!

The #VAWA Violence Against Women Act Will Expire Dec 7th!

Why is that?

In 1994, GRASSLEY, the current chairman of the committee, & Sen. ORRIN HATCH (R-UT), a committee member, also VOTED AGAINST the original legislation!👇👇👇

opensecrets.org/news/2018/10/v…
🌟OBG -MARCH 2012 - Violence Against Women Act Battle

Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska sternly warned her colleagues that the party was at risk of being successfully painted as anti-woman!

nytimes.com/2012/03/15/us/…
PRESS RELEASES 09.17.18 #VAWA

Pelosi Sends Letter to Speaker Ryan Urging a Vote on VAWA Reauthorization Act

democraticleader.gov/newsroom/91718/
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The murders of #ShannanWatts, Bella,4, Celeste ,3 and the unborn baby boy, Nico, are a devastating reminder that several thousand women are killed each year by #domesticviolence in America and the @WhiteHouse has never once tweeted about it.
According to the CDC and FBI, more than 2k women are killed each year in the U.S. by men. The majority of these killings are #domesticviolence, but there are also murders like that of #MollieTibbetts--women who are murdered by strangers.
Each year the number of women murdered in the US is higher.
#DomesticViolence remains largely unaddressed, under-reported and under-prosecuted, as the current suspension of #UrbanMeyer indicates.
vpc.org/studies/wmmw20…
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