Against Women Act (VAWA) became a law 25 years ago, providing crucial
protections for women and survivors of domestic violence. The legislation made
it possible for courts to address violence inflicted upon women at home and in
the streets. VAWA is now up for reauthorization but is being held up in the Senate:
Ask your senators to vote for this important bill.
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Urging you to reauthorize VAWA
Dear [Decision Maker],
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has protected women and survivors of domestic violence for 25 years. We must renew and expand this crucial protection that makes communities safer and help us thrive.H.R. 1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019, passed the House in April. This iteration of VAWA is critical, as it will:- Incorporate best practices for survivors of domestic violence who are seeking protection from intimate partner violence, practices that include lessening survivors' economic difficulties by providing them access to housing and employment- Hold predators who prey on Native American women accountable- Restrict adjudicated abusers and stalkers' access to firearmsI urge you to support this bill and ensure the Senate brings it to a vote. As a Christian, I am concerned about the holistic flourishing of my community. Leaving women and survivors of domestic violence in vulnerable situations is troubling.Please reauthorize VAWA today.
In Faith,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]