Ending Sexual Violence

ICYMI - Kuster-Backed Legislation to Protect Young Athletes Signed Into Law

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On Friday, October 30, President Trump signed the Empowering Olympic, Paralympic, and Amateur Athletes Act into law. The legislation, which Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) helped introduce, is targeted to help eliminate sexual violence and harassment in athletics. It will create a Congressional commission to assess how the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and national governing bod... Read more »

Kuster, Gonzalez Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Safety on Mobile Apps

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Today, Reps. Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Anthony Gonzalez (OH-16) introduced the Protecting Our KIDS Act, legislation that will allow mobile applications to better identify registered sex offenders on their platforms and protect their users. It has been over a decade since federal legislation was passed to address the risk posed by sex offenders on the internet, and the Protecting Our KIDS Act reflec... Read more »

Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence Holds Virtual Roundtable on Addressing Human Trafficking in the U.S.

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Watch the roundtable discussion here. Today, the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence, led by Representatives Annie Kuster (D-NH), Jackie Speier (D-CA), Dave Joyce (R-OH), and John Katko (R-NY), held a virtual roundtable discussion on addressing human trafficking in the United States. According to Polaris, which runs the National Human Trafficking Hotline, 2019 saw a 20% increase in report... Read more »

Kuster-Backed Legislation to Protect Young Athletes Passes House, Goes to President’s Desk

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Today, the House of Representatives passed the Empowering Olympic, Paralympic, and Amateur Athletes Act, which Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) helped introduce. This legislation is targeted to help eliminate sexual violence and harassment in athletics. It will create a Congressional commission to assess how the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) and national governing bodies can best... Read more »

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Announcing Over $1 Million for Transitional Housing Services that Support NH Domestic & Sexual Violence Survivors

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U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) over $1 million for New Hampshire organizations to provide transitional housing and other housing assistance to domestic and sexual viole... Read more »

NH Delegation Announces Nearly $600K Investment to Combat Campus Sexual Assault & Support Survivors at St. Anselm College and Rivier University

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U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), the Vice Chair of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee that funds the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congress members Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) nearly $600,000 in federal funding through the OVW for St. Anselm College and Rivier University to invest in programs that combat campus... Read more »

The work continues

| Posted in Catching Up with Annie

Dear Friend, This week, our nation said goodbye to Congressman John Lewis, a fearless civil rights icon and a great man who dedicated his life to ensuring all Americans have the right to vote. He made America a better place with his unyielding dedication to freedom and justice, no matter the cost. Although John himself may be gone, the work he was so passionate about goes on. We must continue our... Read more »

Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence Unveils Legislative Agenda

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**Agenda includes bills that have been introduced in Congress to address sexual violence** Today, Today, the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence, led by Representatives Annie Kuster (D-NH), Jackie Speier (D-CA), David Joyce (R-OH), and John Katko (R-NY) unveiled the Task Force’s legislative agenda, which highlights legislation to address and prevent sexual violence. “In the three years si... Read more »

Kuster highlights pandemic’s impact on sexual violence

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated both sexual violence and racial disparities in how survivors access help, advocates told U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster on Wednesday. Kuster, D-N.H., leads the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence, which hosted an online discussion for leaders from within the domestic and sexual violence fields. “Sexual violence thrives in secrecy,” sai... Read more »

Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence Holds Virtual Roundtable Discussion to Address Violence During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Today, the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence, led by Representatives Annie Kuster (D-NH), Jackie Speier (D-CA), Dave Joyce (R-OH) and John Katko (R-NY), held a virtual roundtable conversation to discuss how state and local organizations that combat sexual violence are navigating the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Gender-based violence and domestic violence are often exacerb... Read more »