Joe Biden, former Vice President of the United States, has been actively involved in politics for over forty years now. He first became the Senator of Delaware in 1973 and served as the senator till 2009, when he resigned to take up the Vice President role. In his long political career, Biden was responsible for many developments in the United States. Some of them are Obama care, revitalized manufacturing, accountable for making college affordable for all communities, marriage equality, and the Violence Against Women Act. 14th of September 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act. Exactly 25 years ago, the act was signed into law. Joe Biden, who is now running for the President of the United States, shares the memory as one of the proudest accomplishments of his political career.
Here’s how Joe Biden fought for the act to be signed into a Law:
Before bringing the law, domestic violence is considered a family affair. The then-senator Joe Biden felt that was wrong. So, Biden decided to present it in the Congress to get the approval. Interestingly, the bill received a pushback. A law where it safeguards the fundamental civil rights for women should have flown through the Senate. But members of Congress tried to stop the bill presented by Biden. Even the Supreme Court tried to stop the bill. However, senator Biden didn’t give up, he reached the ground and met with communities to draw attention to the violence against women. The relentless work finally paid after four years. The services that are provided under the Violence against Women law are:
1. Federal rape shield law.
2. Legal aid for survivors of domestic violence.
3. Funding for victim assistance services, like rape crisis centers and hotlines.
4. Programs to meet the needs of immigrant women and women of different races or ethnicities.
5. Programs and services for victims with disabilities.
6. Protections for victims who are evicted from their homes because of events related to domestic violence or stalking.
7. Programs and services for victims with disabilities.
8. Community violence prevention programs.
Although a lot of progress has been achieved, Joe Biden knew exactly that the complete growth is not done yet. Biden needs our support to become the President and continue his great work for the development of America.
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