Stories tagged: "domestic violence"

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State Rep Wants People With Domestic Violence Convictions Banned From Running For Public Office

Rep. Scott Conklin has introduced a bill that would prohibit individuals with a domestic violence conviction from running for or holding any public office in the state government.

In this image from video, Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-Pa.) speaks during a debate in the US House of Representatives on Jan. 7, 2021. (House Television via AP)
These Eight PA Reps Voted Against the Violence Against Women Act

Even without their votes, the bill had bipartisan support in the House of Representatives and is moving on to the Senate.

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Senate GOP Still Hasn’t Renewed the Violence Against Women Act. It’s Been 20 Months.

It’s been more than a year and a half since the bill moved to Mitch McConnell’s Senate, where the powerful gun lobby has stalled attempts to reauthorize the legislation.

Domestic abuse survivors missing coronavirus stimulus payments
More Than 100 Lawmakers Call on IRS to Help Domestic Abuse Survivors Get Their Missing Stimulus Checks

A national survey of 608 service providers found that 40% of DV survivors utilizing those organizations mentioned concerns about their stimulus checks.

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How to File for a Domestic Violence Restraining Order in Philadelphia

Although the coronavirus pandemic has dramatically altered life as we know it—including closing courts to the public—it is still possible to get help: virtually.

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Domestic Violence Is Surging Due to Quarantining. Here’s What Lawmakers Are Doing to Help.

A group of lawmakers are seeking more funding to help a system of resources that's already strained.