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April 25 2019

IWF Signs On to Coalition Opposing Economic, Social & Gun Policy in the Violence Against Women Act

Conservative Action Project
featuring Carrie L. Lukas

 

April 29, 2019
Washington, DC

Nancy Pelosi is attempting to hijack a program that has provided grants for the protection of abused women and girls since 1994 in order to enact more of her socialist agenda. Conservatives oppose the liberal wish-list that has been added to the House-passed Violence Against Women Act (H.R. 1585) and urge the Senate not to negotiate on the basis of it.

H.R.1585 is one of the biggest efforts to date by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to set a leftist marker on economic policy, on social policy, and on gun policy all in one bill. It’s an act of immense political overreach.

The House-passed VAWA bill would dramatically increase unemployment insurance and thus impose an enormous tax on employers that would result in a loss of jobs. The bill would force shelters to house any male who self-identifies as a woman with women and girls who are victims of sexual assault and abuse. This not only violates the privacy and safety rights of vulnerable women and girls, but also discriminates against shelters run by religious individuals or organizations. The House Democrats’ bill would also allow gun owners to be stripped of their constitutional rights without due process.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is attempting to persuade Senate Republicans to negotiate on the basis of the House text, which includes this wish-list of liberal priorities. Congress should focus on protecting vulnerable women rather than engaging in partisan special interest politics and policies that may actually harm these women.


 

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Attorney General
President Ronald Reagan (1985-1988)

Alfred S. Regnery
Chairman, Conservative Action Project
Chairman, Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund

Penny Y. Nance
President & CEO
Concerned Women for America

Ginni Thomas
President
Liberty Consulting, Inc.

Jenny Beth Martin
Chairman
Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund

Jessica Anderson
Vice President
Heritage Action for America

The Honorable Jim DeMint
Member, South Carolina
United States Senate (2005-2013)

Cleta Mitchell, Esq.
Partner
Foley & Lardner LLP

Ed Corrigan
Vice Chairman, Conservative Action Project
Executive Director, Senate Steering Committee (2003-2012)

Rachel Bovard
Policy Director
Senate Steering Committee (2014-2015)

The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop
White House Advisor
President Ronald Reagan (1981-1985)

The Honorable Bob McEwen
U.S. House of Representatives
Former Member, Ohio

The Honorable Colin A. Hanna
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Chief Domestic Advisor
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L. Brent Bozell, III

Carrie L. Lukas
President
Independent Women’s Forum

Heather R. Higgins
CEO
Independent Women’s Voice

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President
Eagle Forum

The Honorable James C. Miller III
Former Budget Director
President Ronald Reagan

Elaine Donnelly
President
Center for Military Readiness

Susan A. Carleson
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American Civil Rights Union

George Landrith
President
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Secretary
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Donna Hearne
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Norm Singleton
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Campaign for the American Future

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American-Chinese Fellowship

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President
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Chairman
Gun Owners of America

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Supporter
Idaho Second Amendment Alliance

Robert K. Fischer
Meeting Coordinator
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The Honorable Gerard Kassar
State Chairman
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Texas Director
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Director
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Executive Director
Gun Owners of California

Alan M. Rice
President
New Hampshire Firearms Coalition, Inc.

Philip Van Cleave
President
Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc.

Chad Connelly
President
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John Harris
Executive Director
Tennessee Firearms Association

F. Paul Valone
President
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Kim Stolfer
President
Firearms Owners Against Crime

Ed Martin
President
Phyllis Schlafly Eagles

Don Spencer
President
Oklahoma Second Amendment Association

The Honorable Gary L. Bauer
President
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Dr. Robert Young
Physician & Editor
Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership

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President
Arkansas Liberty Coalition

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President
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Philip Wagner
President
Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania

Ron Cramer
Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania

Justin Delosh
Founder and Legislative Director
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Trayce Bradford
President
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CJ Grisham
Executive Director
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Policy Director
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Saurabh Sharma
State Chairman
Young Conservatives of Texas

C. Preston Noell III
President
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Randy M. Long
Founder
Long Business Advisors, LLC

Amapola Hansberger
President
Legal Immigrants for America

Penna Dexter
Co-Host
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Allen Roth
President
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Peter Thomas
Chairman
The Conservative Caucus

Erich Pratt
Executive Director
Gun Owners of America

 


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