Greg Gianforte unveils Savanna’s Act in the United States House

Greg Gianforte unveils Savanna’s Act in the United States House

A bipartisan legislators group as well as Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte have unveiled Savanna’s Act- a bill aimed to curb the violence against indigenous women- in the US House this week.

As per Gianforte, Native women of the US are exposed to a murder rate which is ten times more than national average while 84% face some kind of violence during their lifetime.

The office of Gianforte stated that there isn’t any reliable way to determine the number of Native American women that go missing every year. Besides, the databases containing statistics about the crisis faced by indigenous women are out-dated. Moreover, there’s also an absence of coordination prevailing among the law enforcement, as per a media release.

Montana, and the entire country, faces an infestation of missing as well as murdered Native women, said Gianforte. Therefore, the Savanna’s Act would help to improve the critical data as well as upgrade communication among the law enforcement agencies to address this crisis in a better way, he added. And with such enhanced tools; the nation will soon be able to prevent such tragedies to take place in the future.

Notably, the bill has been named Savanna’s Act to pay homage to Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, a 22-year-old Fargo woman who was brutally murdered in the year 2017.

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