Tell Congress to reauthorize VAWA!
The Violence Against Women Act is a
life-saving piece of legislation. VAWA supports the work of law enforcement
officers, prosecutors, courts, shelters and other programs to stem domestic and
dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. It has been proven to save lives.
Among the disappointments of the gridlocked
112th Congress was the failure to past the reauthorization of
the Violence Against Women Act. Recently the Senate, recognizing the urgent
need to reauthorize this law, came together to pass their version of the bill,
known as S. 47.
This is an excellent bill that would continue the work of VAWA but also
includes much-needed improvements in addressing housing, campus sexual assault
provisions, and much-needed enhancements for programs serving communities of
color, immigrants, victims in tribal communities and LGBT survivors of
The House however has chosen to introduce an
alternative version of VAWA. Disappointingly, many of the critical protections
included in the Senate version are omitted from the House VAWA bill being
considered this week
It is essential that we keep up the pressure
to ensure passage of an inclusive VAWA in the House. Your voice is critical in
this effort. Now is the time to call upon your representative to act on
Action -Urge your representative in
the House to support the Senate version of the Violence Against Women Act,
which includes strengthened protections for vulnerable populations that are
currently under served – communities of color, immigrant victims of violence,
tribal communities and LGBT survivors. Send the letter below or , if you
prefer, you can call the offices of your members of Congress as well as set up
an in-district visit with your members of Congress when they return home during
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202)224-3121 and ask to be connected to your
Lives are in the
balance – we need to keep the pressure on the House to pass an inclusive
Violence Against Women Act now!
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