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Unless otherwise acted upon, today is the expiration date of the Violence Against Women Act.

Many of the Republicans who voted against VAWA in 2013, also voted FOR Kavanaugh's confirmation (including members of the Senate Judiciary Committee who oversaw Blasey Ford's testimony)
Rep. Bob Goodlatte, who is retiring at the end of the year, is still blocking Savanna's Act, passed the Senate unanimously.

This bill is intended to help address the disproportionate amount of abuse faced by Indigenous women.

#SavannasAct #MMIW
On Monday, the United States was the only nation in the UN to vote against language in a resolution that aims to stop violence against women and girls, because it referenced “sexual and reproductive health.”
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I'm gonna do a little thread that I think you should read. (1/14)
Once upon a time, there was a beautiful young Native woman named Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind. She lived in Fargo, North Dakota. She was 22 years old. She was eight months pregnant. And then she disappeared. (2/14)
Her parents called the police. After reports of suspicious behavior by a couple who lived in the same apt building as Savanna, the police got a search warrant & smashed in the door to their apt. They found the woman who lived there with a newborn. It was Savanna's baby. (3/14)
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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…
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