Post Profile

Addressing VAWA, Sen. Al Franken Breaks Down On Senate Floor

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) broke down in tears today on the floor of the Senate while discussing the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Franken, who has been a staunch advocate for domestic violence victims, got emotional discussing women who face homelessness after being abused. “Once a woman becomes homeless, she becomes even [...]
read more


Related Posts

Eight Senators Vote To Block Violence Against Women Act

US Politics / Liberal : ThinkProgress: Justice

Eight Senators on Monday voted not to consider the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, a bill that protects victims of domestic violence. The Senators who voted against moving to debate on the bill were: Sens. Ted Cru...

Al Franken Broke Down And Wept Today When Discussing The Violence Against Women Act

Politics : Business Insider: Politix

Here's Sen. Al Franken today, breaking down and crying while discussing the Violence Against Women Act on the Senate floor. (Via The Huffington Post) He choked up when talking about the legacy of the late Sheila Wellstone, who was a...

Despite Their Gripes, GOP Women Vote For VAWA, Too

US Politics / Liberal : The Democratic Daily

After much delay and debate, the Senate approved a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), legislation more than 15 years old which helps victims of domestic and sexual violence. The Senate voted 68-31 for the VAW...

GOP Tries To Water Down Violence Against Women Act, Expresses Willingness To Tolerate Some Domestic Abuse

US Politics / Liberal : ThinkProgress: Justice

From the very beginning, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) led the opposition to reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) — even leading Senate Judiciary Republicans to unanimously vote against it because they object to its prot...

Franken Cries During VAWA Speech Recalling Paul and Sheila Wellstone

US Politics / Liberal : Crooks and Liars

Click here to view this media In a Tuesday speech on the Senate floor, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) was moved to tears as he spoke about the need to pass the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). At the conclusion of his speech, Franken reca...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC