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Top 5 News Stories for NCADV in 2020

NCADV is looking back on 2020 and reflecting on what the year has brought us -- the good and the bad. We're here to share with you the top news stories that we've experienced this year along with our constituents. 

#5 Most Read News Story for NCADV in 2020

NCADV Stands Against Oppression

NCADV stands against oppression. NCADV stands against oppression in the home and against oppression as state-sanctioned violence. NCADV stands against police brutality. 

#4 Most Read News Story for NCADV in 2020

NCADV Applauds House of Representatives for Including Provisions for Homestic Violence Survivors in HEROES Act

The House of Representatives included important provisions to address the needs of survivors of domestic violence in H.R.6800, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES Act). The HEROES Act builds on the CARES Act and makes important investments and policy changes to provide critical services and to support survivors. NCADV applauds the inclusion in the HEROES Act.

#3 Most Read News Story for NCADV in 2020

NCADV Applauds Congress for Meeting Needs of Victims and Survivors Impacted by COVID-19

Congress took an important step toward meeting the needs of victims and survivors impacted by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) when the Senate passed S.3548, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the bipartisan compromise phase three COVID-19 stimulus package. The House is expected to pass it as soon as tomorrow. The CARES Act provides important supports for vulnerable people, including victims and survivors. However, it fails to fully meet the needs of survivors as outlined in this letter from the field, nor does it live up to the standard set by the House’s H.R.6379, the Take Responsibility for Families and Workers Act.

#2 Most Read News Story for NCADV in 2020

Yes, VAWA Expired: What This Means, How We Got Here, and What Comes Next

The Violence Against Women Act, or VAWA, expired in early 2019 and has remained unauthorized ever since. A survivor-centric bill, H.R. 1585, passed the House of Representatives on a bipartisan basis but has stalled in the Senate. It's critical for survivors and victims nationwide that Congress reauthorizes VAWA with necessary enhancements for safety and protection.

#1 Most Read News Story for NCADV in 2020

What Domestic Violence Organizations Need to Know about Coronavirus

When coronavirus and COVID-19 became household terms earlier this year, NCADV compiled useful information for domestic violence programs and shelters -- from social distancing protocols for advocates to use while working in a shelter to crowdsourcing advice from across the nation to share best practices and new ideas. COVID-19 has certainly brought new challenges for everyone in 2020, and NCADV is proud to be a national leader others can turn to in times of crises.

Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at 08:41
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