Tag: Violence Against Women Act


Rep. Ayanna Pressley on Domestic Violence: ‘My Mother, My Shero’ was in an Abusive Relationship

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved the reauthorization of the updated Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) on Thursday afternoon, amid opposition from the National Rifle Association. But ahead of the House vote, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, the first Black woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts, took to the floor to give a heartfelt speech…