Cosponsor H.R. 3841, the SAFE Act, to Support Workplace Protections for Domestic Violence Victims

When we talk about victims of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and revenge pornography, we often ignore that this abuse can have a severe economic impact on victims. It can cost victims their jobs, their homes, their health, and their
insurance – and, in cases of domestic violence, reinforce their dependency on their abusers as a result. This is chilling, and it must stop. Although we have come a long way since the days when domestic violence was “just a family issue” and a “pre-existing
condition,” there is no question there is much more to do to combat this ongoing public health epidemic. One in four women and one in seven men have suffered physical violence by an intimate partner, which has a devastating impact on a survivor’s physical
and emotional health, as well as their financial security. And victims of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and revenge pornography often find that abuse and threats follow them from home into the workplace.

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