Moore, Dingell and Costello launch caucus to address domestic violence

Milwaukee Congresswoman Gwen Moore along with U.S. Reps. Debbie Dingell of Michigan and Ryan Costello of Pennsylvania have launched a new caucus dedicated to ending domestic violence, creating innovative prevention strategies and strengthening resources for survivors and their children.

The caucus is the Bipartisan Working Group to End Domestic Violence.

“Since coming to Congress, one of my primary passions has been freeing our communities from the terror of domestic violence,” said Moore. “This bipartisan working group takes a critical step forward to achieving that goal. I am hopeful that we will build innovative solutions that lift up survivors and protect future generations from domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.”

“Domestic violence does not discriminate. It impacts people of every age, race, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation and yes, political persuasion,” Dingell said. “It’s an honor to work with my colleagues Congressman Costello and Congresswoman Moore to begin these important conversations about domestic abuse and its wide-ranging implications.

Facilitated by the National Task Force to End Domestic Violence, the working group will convene each month to receive presentations from experts representing diverse domestic violence issue areas, including immigration and forced marriage, LGBTQ issues, campus sexual assault, violence against those with disabilities, and violence in tribal communities.

The working group will explore the policy implications around domestic violence and ways Congress can craft legislation that supports survivors and establish prevention programs for future generations.