To me, freedom from fear, harm, and violence for women was a legal right, a civil right, and a human right. And I knew we had to change not only the law, but the culture.
So, we held hours of hearings and heard from the most incredibly brave women and we opened the eyes of the Senate and the nation and passed the law. J K Rowling harry potter signature poster. In the years that followed, I fought to continually strengthen the law. So, when we took office and President Obama asked me what I wanted, I told him I wanted oversight of the critical appointments in the Office on Violence Against Women at the Department of Justice and I wanted a senior White House Advisor appointing directly to me on the issue. Both of those things happened.
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As Vice President, we started the “It’s on Us” campaign on college campuses to send the message loud and clear that dating violence is violence and against the law. J K Rowling harry potter signature poster. We had to get men involved. They had to be part of the solution. That’s why I made a point of telling young men this was their problem too they couldn’t turn a blind eye to what was happening around them they had a responsibility to speak out. Silence is complicity. In the 26 years since the law passed, the culture and perceptions have changed but we’re not done yet.