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Post date: September 13 2014

Statement From A.G. Schneiderman On The 20th Anniversary Of The Violence Against Women Act

NEW YORK - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today released the following statement on the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Violence Against Women Act.

“Twenty years ago today, President Bill Clinton signed into law the Violence Against Women Act, a major milestone in our nation’s efforts to prevent violence against women and help the victims of such reprehensible acts. But two decades later, despite the significant protections established under VAWA, recent events have shone necessary light on the fact that violence against women remains a prevalent and dangerous problem across our nation. Basic safety is not a privilege: It is a fundamental right. Protecting all Americans from harm, regardless of their relationship to their abuser or their gender, is and will remain one of the most important aspects of our ongoing pursuit of equal justice under law.”

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