August 9, 2008

Obama's Democratic Platform Includes New Governance Planks, Emphases On Women, Fatherhood

Domestic violence

Ending violence against women must be a top priority. We will create a special advisor to the president regarding violence against women. We will increase funding to domestic violence and sexual assault prevention programs. We will strengthen sexual assault and domestic violence laws, support the Violence Against Women Act, and provide job security to survivors. Our foreign policy will be sensitive to issues of aggression against women around the world.


Too many fathers are missing-missing from too many lives and too many homes. Children who grow up without a father are five times more likely to live in poverty and are more likely to commit crime, drop out of school, abuse drugs and end up in prison. We need more fathers to realize that responsibility does not end at conception. We need them to understand that what makes a man is not the ability to have a child-it's the courage to raise one. We will support fathers by providing transitional training to get jobs, removing tax penalties on married families, and expanding maternity and paternity leave. We will reward those who are responsibly supporting their children by giving them a tax credit, crack down on men who avoid child support payments, and we will ensure that payments go directly to families instead of bureaucracies.

These are excerpts from Obama's Platform, my question is will he stand behind these words once elected?  I don't want to get into politics, but wouldn't it be nice to have an official actually keep their word and do something about Domestic Violence?  Strengthen the laws that are already out there, make them national laws instead of state by state?

Something needs to be done at the top, in hopes that then it will trickle down to all the states and something is finally done in a collaborative effort.

1 comment:

  1. obama is the best! Smart man, very profesional, very good. Vote!