Dear Chairmen Cochran, Shelby, Culberson, Frelinghuysen, and Ranking Members Leahy, Shaheen, Lowey, and Serrano:
Testimony before the DC Council Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety Budget Oversight Hearing on: Office of Victims Services & Justice Grants
Marta Beresin, Policy & Legal Director, Break the Cycle - April 13, 2018
November 29, 2017 Dear Chairman Grassley, Ranking Member Feinstein, Chairman Goodlatte, Acting Ranking Member Nadler, Chairman Gowdy, and Ranking Member Jackson Lee,
On behalf of the one in three American women who will be a victim of domestic or sexual violence, we strongly oppose efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate in the Senate tax bill. The Congressional Budget Office reports that repealing the requirement that Americans have health insurance would result in 13 million Americans losing coverage, and an overall increase in healthcare premiums.
October 4, 2017 - Dear Chairman Enzi, Ranking Member Sanders, Chairman Black, and Ranking Member Yarmuth:
The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (NTF) denounces today’s shameful action by the Department of Education to roll back protections for survivors under Title IX of Education Amendments Act of 1972 and rescind two important pieces of guidance that have aided schools and students in making schools and campuses safer. Secretary DeVos continues to send the wrong message to students who look to the Department of Education to have their backs when they are the victims of sexual harassment and violence.
September 5, 2017
Dear Members of Congress:
The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (NTF)* urges Congress to respect and protect the recipients of the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) program. We ask that you support bipartisan legislation to provide legal status as well as a permanent pathway to citizenship for the hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who came here as children with their families, and call the United States home.
August 29, 2017. Washington, D.C. — The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (NTF)* has grave concerns about the message the pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio sends to survivors of violence as well as law enforcement officers throughout the country. A pardon for Sherriff Arpaio undermines the rule of law, denigrates respect for civil rights, and erodes the confidence of marginalized communities that they can turn to law enforcement for help.
August 17, 2017. Washington, D.C. — The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (NTF) denounces the acts of hatred, violence, terrorism and bigotry carried out by white supremacy and neo-Nazi organizations and sympathizers who assembled in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend. The NTF is comprised of national, state, tribal, territorial and local leadership organizations and advocates working to end domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.