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Biden Commemorates Violence Against Women Act

Sep 30, 2009 — Categories: ,

Vice President Joe Biden Hosts 15th Anniversary Celebration

Biden Commemorates Violence Against Women Act

Marie Fortune, Vice President Biden, Thom Chu

FaithTrust Institute's Founder, Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune, and Board President, Thom Chu, attended the Vice President's 15th Anniversary Celebration of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

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September 30, 2009

Biden Commemorates Violence Against Women Act

by The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Women's groups gathered at Vice President Joe Biden's home Tuesday night to toast the 15th anniversary of landmark legislation aimed at eliminating violence against women.

''You've helped so many women step out of the darkness. You've helped so many young girls expect a different future, expect different treatment,'' Biden said as he commemorated the 1994 Violence Against Women Act. ''This is a day to celebrate. We have so much to be proud of.''

The National Women's Law Center, FaithTrust Institute, National Network to End Domestic Violence and AAUW (formerly the American Association of University Women) were among the groups invited to the vice president's residence, located on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory in northwest Washington.

Biden recalled how domestic violence was once . . .

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15th Anniversary Celebration of VAWA

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