FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 4th, 2019
Kelly Armstrong votes no on North Dakota women
(BISMARCK, ND) – The House of Representatives approved legislation renewing the Violence Against Women Act with new provisions that restrict gun ownership for convicted abusers and expanded the rights of Native American women.An alarming number of native women and girls disappear or are murdered each year this legislation is aimed at protecting them. The VAWA has already provided more than $7 billion to grant programs that do everything from helping fund rape crisis centers to strengthening law enforcement resources aimed at prosecuting crimes against women.
“It is no secret that murdered and missing indigenous women is an epidemic. By voting against renewing the Violence Against Women Act, Congressman Armstrong showed he is not interested in protecting native women,” said Alison Jones, Communications Director of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party. “Today Congressman Armstrong made clear the victims of domestic violence are simply not on his radar.”