The stalking issue is now part of a larger political debate. President-elect Joe Biden takes office this month A plan to end violence against women Lists several policy initiatives related to stalking. The plan explains:
Guaranteed paid domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking safe leave. Mr. Biden is working with Congress to urge victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking to seek physical or emotional care, seek attorneys, find new housing, or take other actions. We will provide paid leave to amend family and medical leave laws that require time to take time off from work. about the violence they experienced.
Standing up to online harassment, abuse and stalking. Plans included convening a National Task Force on Online Harassment and Abuse to address rampant cyber attacks, online girlfriend stalking, and digital abuse of intimate partners.
enact laws to close the so-called “boyfriend loophole” and “stalker loophole” so that all individuals convicted of assault, assault, or stalking, regardless of relationship to the survivor, purchase or possess firearms prohibited.
Finally, what is stalking? I never have survivor’s fault. Stalking is violence. It’s not cute, it’s not romantic, it’s not flattering. For more information on stalking, www.stalkingawareness.org Or call WomenSafe’s Free and Confidential Advocate at (802) 388-4205.
WomenSafe Board Member