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              108-18 Queens Boulevard, Suite 501, Forest Hills, NY 11375 • 718-261-3084


May 17, 2012

The Hon. Robert Turner
82-20A Eliot Avenue
Middle Village, NY 11379

Dear Rep. Turner:

Yesterday, you and your Republican colleagues in the House of Representative rolled back
protections for women who are victims of domestic abuse, and your decision adversely affects
half of your constituents—including myself.

As you know, the House passed a watered-down version of the Violence Against Women Act,
by a vote of 222 to 205. The GOP version of the bill you supported would violate the
confidentiality that a victim of violence is entitled to by notifying her abuser that she has called
the police.

Faith leaders including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have condemned the bill for
weakening other protections that women who have been abused should be able to depend upon.

Your vote for this legislation does not represent the views of your constituents. We need to do
everything possible to protect women and ensure public safety. Your vote moves us in the wrong
direction.

Sincerely,



Elizabeth Crowley

								
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