Senate Committee Passes VAWA Only on Party Vote (10-8). Contact NH Legislators ASAP to Reform DV Law
Senate Committee Passes VAWA Only on Party Vote (10-8)
Contact NH Legislators ASAP to Reform DV Law
The Senate Judiciary Committee passed VAWA on a party line vote, 10 Democrats in favor and 8 Republicans voting against. This was a good sign that VAWA is in trouble down the road when it comes up for votes in the Senate and House and good reason to continue to press Senators in your state to vote 'No' on VAWA.
Now is the Time! Contact Senators to Repeal VAWA and NH Legislators to Reform DV Law
There is a window of opportunity for change in the so-called 'domestic violence' laws both nationally and in New Hampshire as we continue our efforts to repeal the Massachusetts 209A DV law and get the courts out of family life. Your can support our work here.
The Campaign to Repeal MGL 209A
MGL 209A (the so-called ‘Abuse Prevention’ law) was signed into law by Governor Dukakis in 1978. Since then it has been an accepted feature of our state laws despite its failure to achieve its stated goals and the many serious negative effects it has on families and individuals.
Some reasons why MGL 209A should be repealed include:
1. The law does not protect anyone but instead creates violence. No independent studies have ever proven the law does what is supporters claim.