Protect Children and Abused Women
Statistics show that 1 in 3 women are abused in some way by their intimate partner within their lifetime and 1 out of 3 girls and 1 out of 5 boys will be sexually abused before they reach age 18. This is a crisis! Abused women and children experience horrific situations daily and the majority suffer from psychological and physical scars their entire lifetime.
Through education, free support (counseling, shelters and support programs), system reform and stricter Federal laws, we can
Our congress needs to pass legislation supporting women and children who need legal and medical support.
If I am elected, I will fight for greater rights for all abused women and children. I will back legislation that increases spending for governments programs such as Children's Bureau, Family Violence Prevention and Services Program and human trafficking programs run through our Federal departments.