By: Rachel Krinsky
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Anna was first introduced to LifeWire through the police. She had just been physically assaulted by her husband of 20 years – the same man who refused to allow her to become a U.S. citizen. Despite her efforts to obtain a Green Card, Anna needed her husband’s approval. Instead of signing her paperwork, he held the threat of deportation over her head for the course of their entire marriage.
Anna and her husband have a daughter, Noemi, who is a U.S. citizen. Despite increasing violence, Anna did not leave her husband. If she was deported, her daughter would be under the control of her physically abusive father. That was a risk Anna wasn’t willing to take.
Re-posted from the Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence,
of which LifeWire is a proud member.
Charleena Lyles Should Be Alive
In this moment, we send our deepest condolences to Charleena’s family and write to lift up her humanity.
To our community of advocates, and others working to support survivors of violence: we see you and we are committed to supporting you.
Charleena Lyles should be alive, not dead. But in this new reality, where the memory of Charleena is a hot, bright fire, we are angry.
Today is your chance to GiveBIG to LifeWire and be a champion for domestic violence survivors and their children right here in our community.
Today is your chance to help a survivor like Anna.
The fatal shooting in a special needs classroom in San Bernardino, California, has once again turned attention to the issue of domestic violence. On Monday, a gunman gained access to his estranged wife’s elementary school classroom. He shot her and two students who were standing behind her, then took his own life. His estranged wife and one of the students died in the incident.
Even though we can’t know exactly what went on in their specific situation, it’s important to renew the conversation about this type of violence. Rachel Krinsky, Executive Director of the domestic violence advocacy organization LifeWire, joined New Day NW host Margaret Larson to share more about how friends and coworkers may help support someone who is living in an abusive relationship, as well as how a DV victim may reach out for help.