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Domestic abuse affects every fragment of society. It is impervious to income, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or creed. Survivors of intimate partner abuse rely on the law and police to keep them safe, and services to escape a bad situation and get back on their feet. For a long time, domestic abuse was seen as a “family issue” and police, faith leaders, and neighbors would encourage victims to work it out. While that is still the case in some communities, the tide is changing. We are learning more about why people abuse those they claim to love and how we can help victims. More can be done, and government-run services will help. If you want lawmakers to have your back, they need to have your vote.