Trump’s Nominee For Key Post On Gender Violence Alarms Advocates

Women’s rights groups are sounding the alarm about President Donald Trump’s nominee to head a key federal agency charged with reducing violence against women.

Shannon Lee Goessling, a Republican, is under consideration to lead the Office on Violence Against Women, which administers grants to support victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. Advocates say Goessling has limited experience working in the domestic violence field, and has a history of opposing rights for LGBTQ people and immigrants.

Both Susan Sorenson and Richard J. Gelles of Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice are weigh in on gun violence research and violence against women, respectively.