Written by National Association of Women Judges|March 04, 2013|News Archive
On February 28, 2013 the House passed legislation reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. According to the New York Times "the measure passed the Senate last month with 78 votes - including those of every woman." Read the rest of the New York Times account of legislative activities here.
NAWJ is the nation’s leading voice for women jurists dedicated to preserving judicial independence and ensuring equal justice and access to the courts for women, minorities, and other historically disfavored groups. In accordance with this mission, NAWJ supports reauthorization of VAWA Bill S47 which has been passed by the U.S. Congress, and urges that the President sign the bill to enact it into law.
Adopted by the Board of the National Association of Women Judges on March 1, 2013.
Joan V. Churchill
Honorable Joan V. Churchill
About the National Association of Women Judges
The National Association of Women Judges is a non-profit organization of more than 1,250 federal, state, administrative, tribal and military judges from across the country. For 34 years, NAWJ has served as the nation's leading voice for jurists dedicated to ensuring equal justice and access to the courts for women and other historically disfavored groups, providing judicial education on cutting-edge issues, and increasing the numbers and advancement of women.
For more information contact NAWJ Executive Director Marie Komisar 202-393-0222 ext. 10.