Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019



The House of Representatives is slated to vote this week on H.R.1585, the bipartisan Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019, introduced by Representatives Karen Bass (D-CA-37) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01).

Your members of Congress need to hear from you in the next 4 days. Please tell them to VOTE YES on HR. 1585, the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2019.

This bill continues the effective programs that have helped reduce domestic and dating violence and sexual assault over the last 25 years, and adds new programs focused on preventing violence, helping children and youth exposed to violence, and doing more to help victims from vulnerable communities impacted by these crimes. 

Specifically, H.R.1585:

  • Invests in prevention by supporting programs to help children exposed to violence, work with teens and youth to build healthy relationships and engage men and boys to prevent domestic and sexual violence;
  • Improves the VAWA Health program to train more health care providers and make it easier to help children and elders affected by domestic and sexual violence; 
  • Builds on #MeToo and makes it easier for victims to be economically independent, be treated fairly by their employer and access safe housing; 
  • Expands protections for Native American victims who are harmed by non-Native perpetrators to cover sexual assault, child abuse, sex trafficking, and assaults on tribal law enforcement officers on tribal lands;
  • Strengthens provisions to keep guns away from convicted domestic abusers and those with protective orders against them.


Ask your Members of Congress to vote YES on HR.1585 this week with the e-mail template below or call 202-224-3121 and ask for your Member of Congress!


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As a constituent, I urge you to co-sponsor and support H.R.1585. As part of your support, I also urge you to oppose any motion to recommit.

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