Tell Congress to reauthorize VAWA!

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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 violence. 

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 VAWA reauthorization. 

Take 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 congressional recess.

Phone instructions: Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202)224-3121 and ask to be connected to your Representative.

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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