Category: Abuse campaign

Survivors and advocates call for the trauma of gender-based violence to be recognized as a wound

DISCLAIMER: This story contains graphical content that readers may find distressing. Lula Dembele was sexually assaulted and raped between the ages of three and four. Key points: Survivors and advocates call for trauma in response to gender-based violence to be recognized as injury Advocacy group launched 16-day social media activism campaign They want funding for […]

Campaign flyer lawsuit seems settled

Copyright © 2021 Albuquerque Journal Southern New Mexico rancher Scott Chandler has agreed to settle a defamation lawsuit he filed, saying political consultant Jay McCleskey and a now-defunct political action committee circulated letters lies about him during a 2016 campaign. McCleskey announced the settlement and Chandler admitted Tuesday that he negotiated the settlement with McCleskey’s […]

Democratic Representative Butterfield to retire, new district being launched

RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) – United States Representative GK Butterfield announced Thursday that he won’t seek re-election, another blow to Democrats looking to retain a House majority next year and win what is expected to be North Carolina’s closest congressional race. Butterfield, 74, former head of the Congressional Black Caucus, has represented several rural counties […]

Allegations of abuse cast a shadow over Sean Parnell’s Senate campaign

The contentious custody dispute has revealed more details about the allegations Parnell’s wife Laurie Snell has made against him. She alleged that Parnell strangled her and injured their children. Parnell has denied the allegations, which match the allegations Snell made in 2018 during an abuse protection order hearing she sought against him. Snell also said […]

Elizabeth Warren unveils bill to force former lawmakers to shut down campaign accounts

On Thursday, Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colorado) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) introduced a bill targeting so-called “zombie” campaign accounts, in an attempt to reduce corruption in Washington. Zeroing Money to Buy Influence After Election Act (ZOMBIE) would require legislators close campaign accounts and leadership PACs after six months if they do not plan to run for […]

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