Pledging
These are the original issues in this subcategory
  • HATE CRIMES
  • SEXUAL ASSAULT
  • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Winning Issue » DOMESTIC VIOLENCE


Nearly one out of every three American women have reported being assaulted, beaten or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in their life. Similarly, nearly 1,200 American women, or one-third of all female homicide victims, are killed by current or former husbands and boyfriends. Perhaps somewhere in excess of 3 million American women are physically abused by their husbands or live-in partners each year. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injuries to women, eclipsing car crashes, muggings and rapes combined. Family violence costs the nation at least $6 billion annually in medical expenses, police and court costs, shelters, foster care, sick leave, absenteeism and loss of productivity. More than 3 million stalking incidents are reported to authorities in an average year. In reports by stalking victims, nearly 70% were stalked by an intimate partner, while 13% were stalked by a stranger. Nearly 70% of women killed by a stalker were intimate with their murderer in the prior year.

Proposed Legislation: H.R.64 - Candace's Law (114th Congress 2015-2016)
Prospective Sponsor: Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee (TX)



Polling Options

  • I oppose reforming current domestic violence policy and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA).
  • I support: 1.) Directing a state to provide, by law, enhanced sentencing requirements for persons convicted of committing, or attempting to commit, an act of domestic violence in the presence of minor children. 2.) Prohibiting a state that fails within two years to substantially implement this Act from receiving 20% of the funds that would otherwise be allocated to it for the fiscal year under the Violence Against Women Act of 2000. 3.) Allowing for reasonable alternative procedures or accommodations for compliance by a state that is unable to implement this Act substantially because of a conflict with the state constitution. And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee (TX) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.


Winning Option

  • I support:
    1.) Directing a state to provide, by law, enhanced sentencing requirements for persons convicted of committing, or attempting to commit, an act of domestic violence in the presence of minor children.

    2.) Prohibiting a state that fails within two years to substantially implement this Act from receiving 20% of the funds that would otherwise be allocated to it for the fiscal year under the Violence Against Women Act of 2000.

    3.) Allowing for reasonable alternative procedures or accommodations for compliance by a state that is unable to implement this Act substantially because of a conflict with the state constitution.

    And wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee (TX) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.
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