domestic violence

Bipartisan bills would shield domestic and sexual violence victims’ addresses

BY: - October 18, 2019

Legislation introduced this month in the Michigan Legislature could help stop perpetrators from finding victims of domestic or sexual violence again.  The bipartisan Address Confidentiality Act would require all government entities to use a confidential “designated address” to mail items, such as voter registrations and driver licenses to victims of violence. Victims of crimes — […]

Progressive Women’s Caucus members introduce domestic violence awareness resolutions

BY: - October 3, 2019

State lawmakers in the Progressive Women’s Caucus are introducing resolutions to recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness month in Michigan.  The resolutions, introduced by state Rep. Tenisha Yancey (D-Harper Woods), co-chair of the PWC Gender Violence Task Force, and PWC member state Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D-Beverly Hills), are intended to create awareness for advocates and […]

Dingell sponsors measure noting intersection of misogyny, domestic violence and gun violence for VAWA anniversary

BY: - September 15, 2019

It’s been 25 years since Congress passed the landmark Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) but the GOP-controlled U.S. Senate still hasn’t reauthorized it. U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn), a longtime champion of VAWA, has joined with two other congresswomen introduced a resolution noting the interplay between misogyny, violence against women and gun violence. Sept. 13 […]