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U. S. Congressman Chuck Fleischmann of Tennessee has proven that he missed why he was elected to Congress and doesn't deserve another term.  The voters elected him because they were fed up with all the political partisanship and fighting in Congress.  They wanted someone who would work to solve problems.  What they got was an uncompromising political robot who can only speak in sound bites and read off a script.  It's time we got someone who understands the issues and can compromise with both parties to solve the nation's problems.
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Chuck and GOP Vote to Gut Protections for Millions of Women

Here is a reprint of an email from CREDO Action and an opportunity to sign a petition telling Rep. Chuck Fleischmann he should be ashamed of his vote to block reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Please sign the petition. Thank you,

          Woodchuck Chuck

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CREDO Action

Tell Rep. Fleischmann: We are not fooled by your vote for the fake Violence Against Women Act that guts protections for millions of women

House Republicans have voted for shameful bills to redefine rape, defund Planned Parenthood, and to let women die.  Still, despite their appalling record on women's issues, you might think that Republicans in Congress would have some concern for domestic violence survivors.  You'd be wrong.

Just over a month ago, Rep. Chuck Fleischmann and House Republicans voted to block the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

But then, yesterday, Rep. Fleischmann joined fellow extremist Tea Party Republicans in voting for a bill which they misleadingly called the "Violence Against Women Act," but which actually guts current protections for victims of domestic abuse.

Tell Rep. Fleischmann: Shame on you for gutting protections for victims of domestic abuse and for continuing to play politics with women's lives. Click here to automatically sign the petition.

The purpose of this charade was to muddy the waters on the substance of their position, and by confusing people, to appear to care about women.

It was reprehensible that Rep. Fleischmann joined with the Tea Party majority in Congress and voted against considering renewal of the real Violence Against Women Act, an incredibly popular, successful, and (until now) bipartisan bill that has reduced domestic violence rates by 58% since it was first passed in 1994.

In fact the last time the program was reauthorized, it passed nearly unanimously through both the House and the Senate.

But the political climate in Washington, DC is much different now than it was just a few years ago, and Republicans are voting in lockstep with the Tea Party instead of standing up for their constituents on key bills like the Violence Against Women Act.

Still it's astonishing that after an incredible backlash from appalled constituents, Rep. Fleischmann and other Republicans thought they could hoodwink people by voting for a sham version of the bill.

Rep. Fleischmann needs to know we will not be fooled by his vote for the fake VAWA.  At a moment like this, we need to make sure our elected representatives, no matter how hostile to women's health and women's rights, know we are going to hold them accountable for their shameful votes.

Tell Rep. Fleischmann: Shame on you for gutting protections for victims of domestic abuse and for continuing to play politics with women's lives.  Click here to automatically sign the petition.

Thank you for standing up for women.

Becky Bond, Political Director
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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