President Obama signs VAWA into Law today March 7, 2013 1:55pm EST
Congresswoman Gwen Moore fights for Tribal women Protections.
Included in President Obama's statement on the House Passage of VAWA...
"I want to thank leaders from both parties – especially Leader Pelosi, Congresswoman Gwen Moore and Senator Leahy – for everything they’ve done to make this happen. Renewing this bill is an important step towards making sure no one in America is forced to live in fear, and I look forward to signing it into law as soon as it hits my desk."Link to The War Room video
Women's History Month Tidbit:
In celebration of Women's History Month, it is important to know that Congresswoman Gwen Moore is the first African-American woman in Wisconsin history to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congresswoman Gwen Moore took her official oath of office on January 4, 2005. In January of 2011, Congresswoman Moore was elected Democratic Co-Chair of the Congressional Women’s Caucus by her fellow female colleagues. In this capacity, she has become a leader on issues like health insurance reform, women's health, domestic violence and maternal and infant mortality – problems that affect women both at home and abroad. She served as Democratic Vice Chair from 2009 to 2011.