Each year in the United States, an estimated 8.6 million women are stalked.
Unfortunately, the first Majority Rule is far from the current reality. Each year in the United States, an estimated 8.6 million women are stalked. From mounting instances of mass shootings and gun violence against women and children, climbing rates of intimate partner violence to escalating crimes perpetrated against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women, rising murders of trans women, to increasing disappearances of both Black and Indigenous women, we are subjected to an onslaught of threats in our day-to-day lives which threaten our ability to feel safe and navigate the world freely.
Reforms must address these stark realities to ensure that women can live free from violence, for example by:
- Restricting access to firearms for individuals convicted of domestic violence, subject to a protective order, or at risk of committing violence against themselves or others.
- Helping survivors of human trafficking to clear their criminal records.
- Allowing victims of stalking to terminate their lease with no financial penalties.
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