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Unsure of Hultgren’s vote

Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

To the Editor:

It came to my attention a few weeks ago that U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren voted against the Violence Against Women Act.

I’m not sure of his reasoning. I can’t imagine that he thinks there is no longer a need for special protections to be in place for vulnerable women. Does he think that this is no longer an issue?

I had thought that part of his oath of office was to serve and protect the people of the United States. This law has been shown to make a huge difference for those vulnerable women. And remember this issue is not tied to any socioeconomic class. It works to protect over 50 percent of the population and, therefore, over 50 percent of the voters.

I’m really just flabbergasted. Who exactly are you protecting, Rep. Hultgren?

Cathy Johnson


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