Let’s Thank These Senators!

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) just held a breakthrough hearing on combating violence against women, featuring the need to ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and pass the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA).

Sen. Barbara Boxer

Seven – count them – seven women Senators testified: Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Patty Murray (D-WA), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). It was an iconic moment.

We must thank the Senators for demanding action.

(Left to right) Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, Sen. Patty Murray, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Debbie Stabenow.

Not only did the women Senators testify, but Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Assistant Senate Majority Leader and Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) attended the hearing and strongly supported CEDAW and IVAWA.

Both CEDAW and IVAWA have been held up for years. Now, there’s finally momentum again.

Please join us in thanking the Senators today. We must stop the scourge of global violence against women — and CEDAW and IVAWA are vitally needed tools.


  1. Patricia Tunstall says:

    Courageous Senators!

    Thank you so much for your influential and important stand for CEDAW and IVAWA! You have earned the admiration of thousands of Americans.

  2. Kathleen Rauhauser says:

    Thank you for supporting action to end global violence against women. CEDAW and NAWA can lead the way.

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