Support Texas Women Affected by Violence

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 1 in 3 women will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. However, despite this awful fact Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tx), as well as 22 other all male senators,  voted "No" back in 2013 when it came to renewing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The act included numerous protections and programs in order to help women who have experienced different forms of assault. The two voted against the renewal due to the fact that the 2013 revision would add protections to members of the LGBTQ community and allow battered illegal immigrants to claim temporary visas. As we move further, it's important the people who represent us in office understand that we all come from diverse and unique backgrounds, especially in Texas. Not only that, but women in this country, and women worldwide have spent far too long constantly fighting for the same protections and rights men have. In order for us to prevent a situation occurring in which these numerous benefits would cease to exist for these victims, we urge you to show your support for this cause and urge our senators to take a step back and represent morality rather than their party.