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Elizabeth Warren, DA Dan Conley Tout Violence Against Women Act in Boston

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VAWA is the Violence Against Women Act, which ensures that women have access to anti-abuse programs. Some of its advocates say it has reduced annual incidence of domestic violence by as much as 50 percent. Now Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is among those who want to add protection for college students, immigrants -- legal and otherwise -- Native Americans and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

"And I'm in here as a very tangible reminder of the work that is done to help protect people who are in abusive relationships, people who have been sexually abused, and the reminder of why we need the VAWA for more resources into protecting the victims of domestic violence and to make sure we have the right tools to help them build better lives," Warren said during a visit to Casa Myrna.


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