HNBA-SUPPORTED VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT PASSES HOUSE VOTE

HNBA-SUPPORTED VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT PASSES HOUSE VOTE

Contact: Antonio “Tony” Arocho, Esq.
E-mail: aarocho@hnba.com
Phone:  (202) 223-4777

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 1, 2013

 

Washington, DC — As an ardent and long-time advocate of the bipartisan Senate version of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA), the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is pleased to see the House pass VAWA.  The U.S. House of Representatives passed the broad Senate version of VAWA by a vote of 286-138.

“In a historic vote the House passed S.47, the Senate reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), sending the legislation to President Obama’s desk to be signed into law,” said HNBA President Peter M. Reyes, Jr.  “The HNBA stands in unity with all of our partners and leaders who were unrelenting in their support of VAWA.  This legislation provides needed protection to women, including those for Immigrant, Native American, and LGBT women.”

 

About the Hispanic National Bar Association

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) is an incorporated, not-for-profit, national membership organization that represents the interests of the more than 100,000 Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistants, and law students in the United States and its territories. From the days of its founding four decades ago, the HNBA has acted as a force for positive change within the legal profession. It does so by encouraging Latino students to choose a career in the law and by prompting their advancement within the profession once they graduate and start practicing. Through a combination of issue advocacy, programmatic activities, networking events and educational conferences, the HNBA has helped generations of lawyers succeed.

 

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