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MEN TAKE STAND TO PREVENT VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN BRIEFING WITH SENATORS JOSEPH BIDEN (D-DE) and ORRIN HATCH (R-UT)

Washignton, DC, May 5, 2004– The Family Violence Prevention Fund, Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE), Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and men who are leaders in the legal, business, non-profit, and entertainment worlds spoke out to prevent violence and share their vision for a future when all men will stand and say "no more."

Discussions at the briefing included: new legislation that focuses on preventing violence before it begins by funding programs that help children who witness violence, provide support to families, fund public education campaigns that reach yound men and boys.

The senate briefing was made possible by The Waitt Family Founcation, Liz Claiborne, Inc., HomeGoods, and the Wireless Foundation (with support from Lifetime Television).

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Members of the Siouxland Men's Campaign delegation meet with Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa, in Washington, D.C. They are, from left George Boykin, Cindy Waitt, Senator Tom Harkin, Bob Sheehan, Judy Stafford, Steve Hanson, Senator Harkin's aide, Jim Wharton, and Dave Amick.

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Senator Tom Harkin (l.) and Steve Hanson of Sioux CIty