HARTFORD — Congressman John B. Larson (D-Conn.) on Feb. 19 will join the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence and CT Sexual Assault Crisis Services along with state leaders for a roundtable discussion on the Violence Against Women Act at the State Capitol.
Other representatives expected at the event include State Rep. Mae Flexer,(D-Killingly and Plainfield) Connecticut Chief State’s Attorney Kevin T. Kane and Office of Policy Management Under Secretary Mike Lawlor.
VAWA provides programs and services that have successfully lowered the rate of domestic violence nationwide, expired at the end of 2012.
Larson, an original cosponsor of VAWA, has called on the U.S. House of Representatives to vote on and reauthorize VAWA following its passage in the U.S. Senate.
Later that day, Larson will host a community forum on the sequester at Manchester Community College. The sequester, originally enacted in 2011, is a series of across-the-board spending cuts to our military, law enforcement, education programs and more that will go into effect in March if Congress is unable to work together over the next few weeks. Congressman Larson will share the latest information from Washington before taking questions from the audience.
Both events are free and open to the public.
CT Sexual Assault Crisis Services
What: Roundtable Discussion on Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
Where: Legislative Office Building, Room 1B, Hartford, CT 06106
When: Tuesday, February 19th, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.