From the Mark Herring for AG campaign:
Leesburg – Democratic candidate for Attorney General State Senator Mark Herring (Loudoun & Fairfax) released the following statement today following President Obama signing the Violence Against Women Act:
“I applaud President Obama for his leadership in getting the Violence Against Women Act reauthorized by Congress. Signing this bill into law sends a clear message that we are committed to reducing domestic violence, protecting women from sexual assault and securing justice for victims of these heinous crimes.
“Virginia deserves an Attorney General who will stand up for women every day, someone who will advocate on behalf of those who are victims of sexual and domestic violence. As a member of the state Senate, I passed legislation to strengthen penalties for strangulation, one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence, and I proudly served on the Governor’s Domestic Violence Response and Advisory Board. As Virginia’s next Attorney General, I will do everything in my power to make sure law enforcement and prosecutors have the tools they need to keep our families safe.”