Chairman’s Note: Usually authorized with large bipartisan majorities, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has lapsed for the first time this year due to Republican obstruction in the House. Now with the year coming to a close, we know what’s holding up the bill: Republicans want to get rid of protections for Native American women women who are victims of domestic violence. It’s a disgusting, indefensible defiance that Congresswoman Noem has perpetuated, and we can’t allow it. No one, no matter where, deserves to be victimized by domestic violence, and there’s no excuse in the world that’s good enough to leave perpetrators of domestic violence off the hook. Please copy the link to this article, and post it on Congresswoman Noem’s Facebook wall. Tell her to ask her Republican leaders to drop the opposition to the Violence Against Women Act today!