Election 2016

Richard Shelby on Civil Rights

ontheissues.orgVoted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act.

Amends the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA) to add or expand definitions of several terms used in such Act, including : “culturally specific services” to mean community-based services that offer culturally relevant and linguistically specific services and resources to culturally specific communities; “personally identifying information” with respect to a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking; “underserved populations” as populations that face barriers in accessing and using victim services because of geographic location, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity; and “youth” to mean a person who is 11 to 24 years old.

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