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RADAR ALERT:
Valerie Jarrett Unveiled: Tell the White House the Truth

During a recent interview on NPR's Morning Edition, Valerie Jarrett, the head of the newly-created White House Council on Women and Girls, remarked, "Domestic violence is still a major issue, not just for women but also for girls," and stated that in regard to the prevention of violence against women, the first thing the council would do is "take a look at all of the federal agencies and inventory everything [they] are currently doing...[they] are not leveraging the federal dollars as well as [they] could...and [they] could really do more to enhance the lives of women and girls."

While on the surface Ms. Jarrett's stated objective for the Council seems sincere and business-like, conspicuously absent was the plight of male victims of domestic violence as well as the need to maintain integrity in the nation's fight to prevent domestic violence, which is compromised by the ever-present weapon of false allegations that lead to the destruction of families.

Ms. Jarrett's comments intimate that the dynamics that are wrong with VAWA at present will not only be ignored, but will actually be worsened.

Please share with the White House your concerns about Ms. Jarrett by filling in this form:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/opl

As always, be polite.


Date of RADAR Release: March 24, 2009

R.A.D.A.R. – Respecting Accuracy in Domestic Abuse Reporting – is a non-profit, non-partisan organization of men and women working to improve the effectiveness of our nation's approach to solving domestic violence. http://mediaradar.org