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Angie Drobnic Holan
By Angie Drobnic Holan September 18, 2009

Lynn Rosenthal named adviser on violence against women

President Barack Obama named Lynn Rosenthal to be his adviser on violence against women.

Vice President Joe Biden announced the pick on June 26, 2009. As a U.S. senator, Biden authored the Violence Against Women Act of 1994.

Rosenthal most recently served as the executive director of the New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She was also the executive director from 2000 to 2006 of the National Network to End Domestic Violence.

The White House said Rosenthal's duties would include advising the president and vice president on domestic violence and sexual assault issues; serving as a liaison to groups representing victims of domestic violence and sexual assault; coordinating with the Justice Department's Office of Violence Against Women on implementation of Violence Against Women Act programs; coordinating with the Department of Health and Human Services on implementation of Family Violence Prevention Act services such as the National Domestic Violence Hotline; coordinating with the State Department and USAID on global domestic violence initiatives; and driving the development of new initiatives and policy aimed at combating domestic violence and sexual assault.

We rate this Promise Kept.

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