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Working with Survivors: Equipping Survivors with Their Voice

The survivor’s narrative is often rendered invisible by the perpetration of violence, whether that violence is physical, psychological or material.   Remembering and telling the truth about terrible events is an essential part of the healing process.  After natural disasters, healing can come from the connection with others who have shared the experience.  As Judith Lewis Herman highlights, ‘the solidarity of a group provides the strongest protection against... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, June 29, 2020

NCADV with Bayer Animal Health Announces Grantee Recipients

Today the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) and Bayer Animal Health announced the recipients of $100,000 in funding to help alleviate the amplified strains put on their domestic violence shelters and programs in the wake of COVID-19. These 30 nationwide recipients either provide on-site pet facilities or need funding to help accommodate pets in the interim as families escape abuse with their pets. “We are delighted to join with Bayer to support shelters and programs... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, June 23, 2020

ACTION ALERT: Tell Senators to Pass a COVID-19 Package Supporting Victims and Survivors

Congress must acknowledge that racism is part of all of our institutions, as amply demonstrated by the disparate impact of COVID-19 on Black communities and Communities of Color. While we appreciate that the House’s HEROES Act provides funding for domestic violence programs and ensures the long-term viability of the Crime Victims Fund, it provides NO funding for culturally-specific community-based organizations that provide domestic violence and sexual assault services . This is... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, June 18, 2020

Be Good to Yourself!

During the August 3-6, 2017, I spent some much needed time away in Highlands, North Carolina at the HBW Summer Camp to pray, to work, to meditate and ask God for direction following the passing of my 77-year-old  mother on July 17, 2017. This area in North Carolina is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains. What impressed me the most about my trip here? I was about to focus on my self-care. The Mountain Retreat Learning Center in North Carolina environment is conductive to... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, June 15, 2020

NTF Statement on Oppression and Anti-Black Racism

The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (NTF) shares the grief and rage of all those who are mourning the racist killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Dreasjon Reed and David McAtee and the countless acts of racist violence perpetrated against Black people by individuals and by institutions. As organizations committed to ending sexual and domestic violence, we condemn anti-Black racism and all other forms of racism and oppression such as police violence... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, June 2, 2020

NCADV Stands Against Oppression

Oppression comes in many forms.  In the home, oppression can manifest as domestic violence and other interpersonal violence. In communities, it manifests in myriad ways, including as police brutality. At a societal level, it manifests in racist, xenophobic, homo-, and transphobic policies which creates and allows systems designed to benefit those in power and to harm those who are not. Oppressions, whether they  be in the home, in communities, or in systems, have at their root the... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, June 1, 2020

What Everyone Ought To Know About Domestic Violence

Having worked with victims of domestic violence for over fifteen years of my career as a registered nurse I thought I knew what I needed to know about abusive partners. I had gone through my professional training, I had worked as an emergency room case manager in addition to working in some of the best and cutting edge Level I trauma centers in the United States. I was smart, skilled and resourceful. I thought I knew what I needed to know to spot an abuser; However, nothing could have ever... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, June 1, 2020

Action Alert: Sign on to Letter to Congress for Your Organization

As supplemental Family Violence Prevention and Services Act grants from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security ( CARES ) Act are becoming available to domestic violence programs, it is important to recognize the domestic and sexual violence fields’ successes - both in battling COVID-19 on the frontlines and also in urging Congress to fund critical victim service programs. The House’s Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions ( HEROES ) Act contained... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, May 26, 2020

NCADV Applauds House for Passing HEROES Act

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) applauds the House of Representatives for passing the HEROES Act (H.R.6800) without the addition of any harmful provisions. The HEROES Act includes several provisions exclusively addressing the needs of domestic violence survivors, advocates, and service providers. It also includes many other provisions that are not survivor-specific but that will provide much-needed economic and housing supports. “We appreciate everything the... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, May 18, 2020

NCADV Applauds House of Representatives for Including Provisions for Domestic Violence Survivors in HEROES Act

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) applauds the House of Representatives for including important provisions to address the needs of survivors of domestic violence in H.R.6800, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES Act). The HEROES Act builds on the CARES Act and makes important investments and policy changes to provide critical services and to support survivors.  Ruth M. Glenn, NCADV’s President & CEO, says, “The... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Bayer Animal Health Partners with NCADV to Commit $100,000 to Domestic Violence Shelters Supporting Survivors and Their Pets

Staying home is the best way to slow the spread of COVID- 19, yet home is not always a safe place for people who experience domestic violence. Due to increased demands on organizations providing services to families escaping abuse with their pets, Bayer Animal Health is committing $100,000 to help alleviate the amplified strains being put on domestic violence shelters and programs across the country. Organizations can apply for the funding this month through the National Coalition Against... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Action Alert: Tell Congress to Address Survivors' Needs in Next COVID-19 Response Package

Right now, survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault are at great risk.  Act now to urge Congress to address the urgent and emerging needs of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors and the programs that serve them during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and resulting disruptions.   The House of Representatives is finalizing its phase four COVID-19 response package. It is critical that this package meets the needs of victims,... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Action Alert: Contact Congress and Tell Them to Address Survivors' Needs in Next COVID-19 Stimulus Package

Right now, survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault are at great risk.  Act now to urge Congress to address the urgent and emerging needs of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors and the programs that serve them during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and resulting disruptions.   Congress is currently working on a phase four stimulus package. It is critical that this package meets the needs of victims, survivors, and everyday... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, April 20, 2020

Action Alert: Organizational Sign-on Letter to Congress

As domestic violence and sexual assault programs and community-based organizations adjust to new service provision, many programs are experiencing an increase in requests for services. Simultaneously, many programs are facing a decrease in donations due to widespread economic fears. As Congress negotiates a phase four COVID-19 supplemental appropriations package, the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (NTF) is leading an organizational sign-on letter to encourage... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, April 15, 2020

NCADV Applauds Congress for Meeting Needs of Victims and Survivors Impacted by COVID-19

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) applauds Congress for taking an important step toward meeting the needs of victims and survivors impacted by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Last night, the Senate passed S.3548, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the bipartisan compromise phase three COVID-19 stimulus package. The House is expected to pass it as soon as tomorrow. The CARES Act provides important supports for vulnerable people,... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, March 26, 2020

Action Alert: Congress Must Act Now to Protect Victims and Survivors, Funding for Programs that Serve Them

COVID-19 is disrupting the lives of millions of people in America. Schools and workplaces are closing, people are being laid off, and the people who are hardest hit are the people who are already experiencing financial instability. Victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence are particularly vulnerable, because they often face significant economic hardship as a result of the violence committed against them. This vulnerability is compounded by the fact that economic instability and... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, March 23, 2020

What Domestic Violence Organizations Need to Know about Coronavirus

Updated, 4/3/2020 We hope all of you are staying well and are in as good of spirits as you can be. As always, thank you for your dedication to victims and survivors of violence! We know what a roller-coaster of emotions current day-to-day challenges bring and hope you are finding ways to care for yourselves as you care for others.  Additionally, we applaud the efforts of the many people and organizations working together to provide as much information as possible to the... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Friday, March 13, 2020

The Revictimization Game

At the age of 82, I thought I was long past feeling the poison cocktail of emotions: shame, anxiety, fear, grief, anger and nothing that accompanied being a victim of domestic abuse. Then I read of the social media garbage thrown at high-profile women whose partners have humiliated, stalked, beaten, shot …. I’ll let you fill in the rest. If you’re reading this, you can probably extend the list for three or four more lines. Now I feel all those feelings, but mostly anger... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, January 30, 2020

NCADV Announces First of 2020 Webinars

We are excited to announce NCADV 2020 Quarter One Webinars! January Webinar – What advocates need to know about strangulation and suffocation assaults In this 90-minute webinar you will hear from: Gael Strack, CEO, Alliance for HOPE International On Wednesday, January 29 th at 1:00 PM EST, Alliance for HOPE International will join NCADV to discuss strangulation and suffocation assaults. Today, we know that if a victim is strangled even one time, she is 750% more... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, December 16, 2019

Action Alert: Twitter Storm on 12/11

After years of work, Senate negotiations on a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) ground to a halt. Despite having introduced competing bills, Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) have announced their intention of returning to the table and working to find a bipartisan compromise. We appreciate their commitment to a bipartisan bill and look forward to continuing to work with both offices to introduce a bill that meets the needs of all ... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Friday, December 6, 2019

ACTION ALERT: Call Your Senators and Ask Them to Support S. 2843 and NOT Senator Ernst’s VAWA Reauthorization Bill

On November 13 th , Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced S.2843, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019. S.2843 is the companion to H.R.1585, which passed the House of Representatives in April with strong bipartisan support. H.R.1585 was drafted with the support of advocates and is based on needs identified through extensive outreach to the field. S.2843 is the advocates’ bill. Unfortunately, yesterday, Senator Joni Ernst introduced a different Violence Against Women Act... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, November 21, 2019

NCADV Welcomes Diane Neal as First Member of Honorary Board

"Law & Order: SVU" Star to Work with Organization, Raise Awareness About Domestic Violence The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is proud to announce the creation of an Honorary Board as well as the first honorary board member. Diane Neal, the actress best known for her role as Assistant District Attorney Casey Novak on TV’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, has the distinction of being the first member of NCADV’s Honorary Board. "In... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, November 14, 2019

Action Alert: Contact your Senators and tell them to co-sponsor S.2843, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019!

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) applauds Senator Dianne Feinstein for introducing S.843 the companion bill to H.R.1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019. H.R.1585 passed the House of Representatives over six months ago with strong bipartisan support, and it is overdue for the Senate to take action. Says NCADV’s President/CEO, Ruth M. Glenn, “The Violence Against Women Act is one of the cornerstones of the federal government’s... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, November 14, 2019

NTF/NCADV Statement on Bipartisan Senate VAWA Reauthorization Conversations

The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence ("NTF") serves as the non-partisan, non-governmental steward of the landmark Violence Against Women Act, first enacted in 1994 and periodically enhanced and reauthorized with Congress’ broad, bipartisan support. The full membership of the NTF is comprised of a large and diverse group of national, tribal, state, territorial, local, and faith-based organizations committed to improving the responsiveness of VAWA to the... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, November 11, 2019

700 Organizations Agree -- Senate, Take Up VAWA!

In April, the House of Representatives passed H.R.1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019, with strong bipartisan support. Last month, 700 organizations from across the country signed a letter calling on the Senate to pass H.R.1585 or to introduce and pass a substantially similar bill with key enhancements that has the support of the gender-based violence field. These national, state, regional, tribal, and local organizations re-affirmed that any bill that is... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, November 5, 2019

NCADV Announces Details of 2020 National Domestic Violence Conference

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) announces its next national conference on domestic violence will be held in St. Louis, Missouri between October 25th and 28th, during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The announcement occurred following Voices in Action , the organization’s 18th national conference on domestic violence in Washington, D.C.   “This national conference on domestic violence has a rich history of bringing advocates and other service... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, October 24, 2019

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence Partners with Santander Bank to Empower Survivors

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence Partners with Santander Bank to Empower Survivors "In Someone Else's Shoes" Campaign Provides Important Resources to Survivors and Drives Awareness about Financial Abuse The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is proud to announce its partnership with Santander Bank on a new project focused on raising awareness about financial abuse and opportunities to empower survivors -- many of whom cite finances as the... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Action Alert: October 16th = DVAM Twitter Storm to Support VAWA

It has been 6 months since the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 (VAWA), with strong bipartisan support. It is past time for the Senate to take action on a substantially similar bill that maintains important protections for vulnerable survivors while making critical enhancements to prevent and respond to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. This Domestic Violence Awareness Month, tell your... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Action Alert: Organizations Supporting VAWA, Sign NTF Letter to the Senate

Dear Organization Working to End Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking, In early April, the House of Representatives passed H.R.1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019, with strong bipartisan support. The sponsors, Representatives Karen Bass (D-CA-37) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-01) worked closely with the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (NTF) to develop a reauthorization bill that goes the next step to address the needs... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Red Flags: A Domestic Violence Awareness Guest Blog Post

What is an Abusive Partner? If you want to create awkward silence in a crowded room, there’s no better way than to bring up domestic violence -- bonus points if it’s your own survival story. Most people are afraid to talk about it. They avoid it, as if ignoring it could magically make the victims and perpetrators disappear. Not me. I am afraid of domestic violence no longer. And my voice will be heard. Trapped in a relationship with an abusive partner when I was just... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, October 7, 2019

Final Webinar Topics of 2019 Announced by NCADV

We are excited to announce NCADV’s remaining webinars of 2019! October Webinar – #SurvivorSpeaks: A Panel Discussion Highlighting Survivor Voices   In this 90-minute webinar you will hear from: Patrisha McLean, Photojournalist, Founder of Finding our Voices: Breaking the Silence of Domestic Violence Nanci Kreidman, CEO, Domestic Violence Action Center Aja Desmond, Program Director, HAVEN Janessa Rivera, CEO, R.E.B.I.R.T.H. Journey On Tuesday,... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, September 30, 2019

​​​​​​​NCADV’s National Domestic Violence Conference Returns to Washington, D.C., Kicks Off with Press Event

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) kicked off their 18th annual national conference on domestic violence with a press event highlighting the twin 25th anniversaries of their Remember My Name project and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). NCADV also spoke about the importance of believing survivors.   “This conference – the third in a series of three - comes at a time when it is imperative that we put those united and raised voices in action... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, September 16, 2019

NCADV Announces 2019 Voices in Action Award Recipients

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) announced today seven 2019 Voices in Action Award Recipients, who will be honored for their commitment to a national culture where we are all safe, empowered and free from domestic violence later this month at NCADV's conference. Awardees include Nusrat Ameen (Lifetime Impact Award), Representatives Karen Bass and Brian Fitzpatrick (Congressional Hero), Neisha Himes (Survivor Activist Award), Sean Kirs t (Media), ... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Believe It or Not, Coloring is Therapeutic!

When I felt no one could understand what I was going through, and I felt alone during the difficult times in my life, coloring helped me to cope and to heal. I've experienced childhood sexual abuse and domestic violence. I've had to have surgery to repair my brokenness. I endured the loss of my father to suicide, job loss, and experienced sexual harassment on the job. I did not enjoy any of this, nor did I ask for any of these things to happen to me.  My experiences span the... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, August 19, 2019

NTF Calls for Unified Efforts, Legislation to Curb Gun Violence

The member organizations of the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence -- that represent the thousands of programs and advocates serving victims and working to prevent domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking across the country – mourn the tragic loss of life this past weekend in the latest horrific mass shootings that occurred in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH. We call on all policy makers to condemn the bigotry and hateful rhetoric that is fueling... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, August 12, 2019

NCADV Grieves with El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) grieves with the families, friends and communities of the people murdered in mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio last weekend. As an organization committed to changing the conditions that lead to domestic violence -- patriarchy, privilege, racism, sexism, and classism -- we again must say ENOUGH! We reject the arguments that these shooters committed such heinous acts because they played violent video games, watched... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, August 6, 2019

ACTION ALERT: Your Senators are home for August recess!

Make sure your Senators hear from you - the Senate must pass a bill substantially similar to H.R.1585! On April 4th, the House of Representatives passed H.R.1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 (VAWA), with strong bipartisan support. As the Senate is working on their VAWA reauthorization, we have to pressure the Senate to ensure the bill is as similar to H.R.1585 as possible. It must maintain important protections for vulnerable survivors while making critical... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, August 5, 2019

NCADV Applauds Senators for Introducing the Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act of 2019

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) applauds Senators Robert Casey (D-PA) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) for introducing S.2259, the Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act of 2019. The Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) is one of the three pillars of the federal government’s response to domestic violence. It provides critical core funding to domestic violence shelters and programs; it keeps the lights on and the doors open. FVPSA also... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Friday, July 26, 2019

NCADV Announces Upcoming Webinars

We are excited to announce NCADV 2019 Quarter Three Webinars! July Webinar - Successful Rules Reduction Implementation Process in Domestic Violence Shelters: From Vision to Practice In this 90-minute webinar you will hear from: Dr. Shanti Joy Kulkarni On Wednesday, July 17th at 1:00 PM EST, researcher Dr. Shanti Joy Kulkarni will join NCADV to explore the topic of successful rules reduction in domestic violence shelters. Domestic violence shelters provide safety for... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Action Alert: Copy and Paste a Weekly Tweet for VAWA

On April 4th, the House of Representatives passed H.R.1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 (VAWA), with strong bipartisan support. It is time for the Senate to take action on a substantially similar bill that maintains important protections for vulnerable survivors while making critical enhancements to prevent and respond to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.   We must keep the pressure up on the Senate! Senators need to know... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, July 2, 2019

NCADV Receives Support from Madonna's Powerful Video on Gun Violence Prevention

Madonna today unveiled a powerful video for “God Control” from her new album Madame X. Directed by frequent Madonna video collaborator Jonas Åkerlund, the visually-arresting video unites art and activism as it addresses the important topic of gun control. “God Control,” produced by Madonna and Mirwais, evokes the heady sound of the disco era, juxtaposing the unbridled freedom of dancing in a club with the brutal and... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Officer Involved Domestic Violence: A Survivor Story

It’s a topic that is discussed very little. It’s a topic that the public has little knowledge of. It’s a topic that is not given enough attention: Officer Involved Domestic Violence (OIDV). Estimates vary, yet it’s estimated between 20-40% * of law enforcement families/significant others experience domestic violence. The International Association of Chiefs of Police have developed a model policy. Departments are encouraged to adopt policy, but it is not a... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, June 24, 2019

NCADV Announces Jamira Burley to Keynote 2019 Voices in Action National Domestic Violence Conference

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) announced today that Jamira Burley will be the keynote speaker for Voices in Action , NCADV’s 18th national domestic violence conference this September. In addition to keynoting the conference, Ms. Burley will also participate in a plenary panel on domestic violence and radical grassroots organizing and the impacts of such organizing. “I’m honored to join committed leaders, advocates and survivors from across... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, May 30, 2019

NCADV Responds to New Proposed Rules from HUD and HHS

New proposed rules from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) put countless victims and survivors at risk by allowing healthcare providers to deny critical medical care to transgender people and permitting  homeless shelters to refuse to house them. This includes vulnerable transgender victims and survivors of domestic violence. Transgender people experience domestic violence and sexual assault at much higher rates... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, May 28, 2019

ACTION ALERT: Your Senators are home for recess. Make sure they hear from you - the Senate must pass a bill substantially similar to H.R.1585!

On April 4th, the House of Representatives passed H.R.1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 (VAWA), with strong bipartisan support. As the Senate is working on their VAWA reauthorization, we have to pressure the Senate to ensure the bill is as similar to H.R.1585 as possible. It must maintain important protections for vulnerable survivors while making critical enhancements to prevent and respond to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. Your... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Action Alert: Your Senators are on Recess - Tell Them to Introduce a Strong Companion Bill to H.R. 1585

Your Senators are home for the recess! Go to town hall meetings, write op-eds, call them, or use social media to get them to do the right thing: Introduce a strong VAWA reauthorization bill with key updates and no rollbacks. Thanks to all of your hard work , the House of Representatives passed H.R.1585 , the bipartisan Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 on April 4! H.R.1585 is a modest reauthorization bill that includes narrowly focused enhancements that... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, April 18, 2019

NCADV Applauds House Passage of Bipartisan Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) applauds the House of Representatives for passing H.R. 1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019! NCADV and our allies have been proud to be involved with a Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization bill that includes modest enhancements and critical updates to protect the safety and well-being of victims and survivors of domestic violence nationwide. This important bipartisan piece of legislation addresses gaps... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, April 4, 2019

An Open Letter to Congress and the Media

By Ruth M. Glenn, NCADV President/CEO As a survivor of domestic violence that included gun violence, and as the President/CEO of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), it is my obligation to correct untruths about an issue I know very well, both professionally and personally - the intersection between domestic violence and firearms. Despite the outrageous and appalling claims of gun industry lobbyists and lawmakers, protecting victims of abuse and stalking from... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, April 4, 2019

Action Alert: The House is Voting on VAWA 2019 on THURSDAY!

Contact your Representative by 5:00 EST on WEDNESDAY and tell them to support victims and survivors - to pass H.R.1585 with no harmful amendments!   Join our TWITTER STORM at 1:00 EST, Tuesday, April 2!   Add your organization’s name to our sign - on letter in support of H.R.1585!   And you can read the NTF’s statement in response to attacks on VAWA by the gun industry lobby here .   Please forward... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Action Alert: VAWA Will Be on the House Floor First Week of April

It’s not too late to counter attacks against and to improve VAWA! Use our NEW toolkit to pressure Congress to do the right thing! Vote for H.R.1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019! Add your organization’s name to our sign - on letter in support of H.R.1585! The House of Representatives is slated to vote next week on H.R.1585, the bipartisan Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019, introduced by Representatives... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, March 27, 2019
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