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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Clair Guthrie Gastanaga, Andrea Miller, Gena Boyle and Steve Northup on Indy Media Live!

Andrea Miller is Co-Chair of PDAVA and part of the PDA National Field team.

Steve Norhtup is the executive director for the Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. (

Gena Boyle, an advocate for victims of sexual and domestic violence, joined our show today to talk about two important bills making their way through the General Assembly. The first are a set of bills that will improve access to protect orders for victims of dating violence, stalking and sexual assault. Currently, it is very difficult for non-family members experiencing violence to access these civil protections.

The second measure is one that will expand the Address Confidentiality Program, a program that helps victims of domestic violence relocate with a non-disclosed address. This is a program that is run through the Attorney General's office.

If you or someone you know needs help, there is a 24-hour hotline 1.800.838.8238. It is free and confidential.

the number of the protective order for dating is House Bill 2063/SB1222

ERA is an amendment to the U.S. Constitution first proposed in 1923, soon after the amendment providing for the right of American women to vote was adopted. Strong actions to achieve ratification of the ERA reached their height from 1972-1982, when 35 of the 38 required states had ratified. So, the ERA was not then ratified, but just slept. Until now!!!!!

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