Domestic violence prevention advocacy through domestic violence legislation
(10-21-21) Rep. Jim Costa (D - Fresno, CA) brings awareness to Domestic Violence Awareness Month and advocates for the importance of continued funding for DV programs and working together to put an end to domestic violence once and for all.
Programs advocated for:
Majorie Mason Center
Central La Familia
Valley Crisis Center
Violence Against Women’s Act
Victims Crime Act
Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act of 2021
Victims Rights Caucus
Crime Victims Fund
Jane’s Law Reintroduction
Massachusetts X-Gender Identification
Senate bill S.2540 relative to gender identity on Massachusetts Identification will enable for “X” Gender identification on Massachusetts ID and birth certificates for non-binary, gender identity. The bill still must pass the House and be signed by Gov. Baker before it becomes law.