A Capital Week for Lifetime


Lifetime Television was all over our nation’s capital this week.

The network touted Wednesday’s passage of the Justice for All Act of 2004 by the House of Representatives.

The legislation will eliminate the DNA backlog and help to put thousands of rapists behind bars.

The network has been working for more than two years with rape survivors and leading advocacy organizations like the National Center for Victims of Crime and RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) to draw attention to the problem of the DNA rape-kit backlog.

"I would like to commend Lifetime for using the power of television to raise awareness on such an important issue to women and their families,” Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) said in a prepared statement.

“I have been working on this issue with them for over two years, and I honestly believe Lifetime's support has been instrumental in bringing this legislation the media attention it needed and deserved,” Maloney added.

Also, as part of the network’s yearlong nonpartisan public-education campaign, “Our Lifetime Commitment: Every Woman Counts,” Lifetime has been collecting questions that viewers and Web surfers would like the presidential and vice-presidential candidates to answer during their respective debates.

All of the questions submitted are being delivered to the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates, and the commission is then sharing them with each of the debate moderators for their consideration.