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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

NCADV Encourages Congress, President to Reach Bipartisan Funding Deal

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) encourages Congress, the President and his Administration to reach a clean bipartisan deal to fund the federal government until the end of the fiscal year, which is September 30th, 2019. Last week’s continuing resolution which ended the partial government shutdown only funds the impacted parts of government until February 15th. If Congress and the Administration do not reach a deal by then, the federal government would once again... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, January 29, 2019

NCADV Applauds Congress for Including Fix NICS in Omnibus Bill

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence applauds Congress for including the Fix NICS Act of 2017 in the fiscal year 2018 omnibus spending package! NCADV is proud to have been involved with bill from the beginning, leading the negotiations with other stakeholders such as law enforcement and prosecutors, and engaging with Congressional leadership offices to advocate for the inclusion of Fix NICS in the omnibus. This lifesaving bipartisan legislation will ensure that domestic violence... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, March 22, 2018

Let Congress Know You Oppose the TCJA!

Action Alert : Contact Your Members of Congress TODAY! Congress Talks About Tax Cuts. What They Really Mean are Cuts to Crucial Programs for Victims and Survivors!    WHAT'S HAPPENING IN CONGRESS RIGHT NOW Congress will soon consider the so-called 'Tax Cuts and Jobs Act' (TCJA) bill to 'simplify' the tax code. Sounds good, right? What they are not telling you is that, according to both the Tax Policy Center and the Center for Budget... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, December 13, 2017

NCADV Disappointed by HR 38 Vote

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is deeply disappointed by yesterday's vote in the House of Representatives to make it easier for domestic abusers to stalk their victims across state lines.  H.R.38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (CCR), undermines states' ability to regulate who can carry loaded, concealed weapons within their borders.  This legislation forces states to recognize all out-of-state concealed carry permits, including from... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, December 7, 2017

Tell Congress to Pass the Bipartisan Fix NICS Act

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN CONGRESS RIGHT NOW The mass shooting in Sutherland Springs was a preventable tragedy. The shooter was legally prohibited from possessing a firearm, but he still passed a background check due to poor record keeping!   After years of inaction, it’s time for Congress to pass meaningful legislation to keep guns out of the hands of abusers. The gun rights activists  have said time and time again that we need to fix the National Instant Criminal... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Friday, November 17, 2017

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