Did you hear? Congresswoman Eleanor Norton Cosponsors H.R. 3566


YWCA NCA Advocacy

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Congresswoman Eleanor Norton (D- DC) is now a cosponsor for H.R. 3566 – Domestic Violence Criminal Disarmament Act.

This proposed legislation aims to strengthen state and federal laws surrounding ownership of firearms, to reduce and prevent domestic violence homicides nationwide.

The YWCA National Capital Area recently participated in Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, where we shared with Congresswoman Norton statistics and your concerns about gun violence, and the serious implications it has in domestic violence cases.  As a result of our efforts, Congresswoman Norton extended her support for H.R. 3566 shortly after.

We also met  Rep. Donna Edwards (D -Md)  and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D – Md)  to discuss immigration reform and repealing the sequester.

Advocacy Day was an inspiring success! Our presence was felt, our voices heard, and progress is being made!

Tamika L. Gittens – YWCA NCA Contributing Blogger

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Posted on June 17, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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