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SAVE THE DATE: VAWA Senate Day of Action on October 20

SAVE THE DATE! WHAT: VAWA Senate Day of Action WHEN: All day on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 with a 2:00 pm EDT Twitter storm WHY: The House of Representatives passed H.R.1620 more than six months ago, but the Senate has yet to introduce a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that builds on H.R.1620 and includes all survivors. Please use the hashtags #VAWA4All and #VAWA21 for the 2pm EDT Twitterstorm and in all social media activity. ADDITIONAL ACTIONS: Spr... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Action Alert: VOCA Day of Action on June 8th

ACTION ALERT! Contact Senate Majority Leader Schumer and Senate Minority Leader McConnell, and tell them to bring VOCA to the floor for a vote! On March 17, the House of Representatives passed the VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act of 2021 (“the VOCA Fix Act”) with overwhelming bipartisan support. This critical legislation will prevent devastating cuts to federal funding for victim service programs through the Victims of Crime Act (“VOCA”). However, we ha... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, June 7, 2021

Top 5 News Stories for NCADV in 2020

NCADV is looking back on 2020 and reflecting on what the year has brought us -- the good and the bad. We're here to share with you the top news stories that we've experienced this year along with our constituents.  #5 Most Read News Story for NCADV in 2020 NCADV Stands Against Oppression NCADV stands against oppression. NCADV stands against oppression in the home and against oppression as state-sanctioned violence. NCADV stands against police brutality.  #4 Most Rea... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, December 10, 2020

Urgent Action Alert: Tell Congress "Don't Cut $1.1 Billion from Victim Service Grants!"

The Senate recently released its appropriations bills, and the bill that funds the Department of Justice contains a MASSIVE 40% cut to the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) release. This is on top of a 25% cut the prior year. All told, if the Senate gets its way, VOCA victim service grants will have been cut 81% from FY’18 levels. The situation is dire! The reason for this huge cut is that the non-taxpayer-funded pool of money VOCA grants are pulled from (the Crime Victims Fund) is running d... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, December 3, 2020

Urgent Action Needed: Tell Congress "Don't Cut $1.1 Billion from Victim Service Grants!"

The Senate recently released its appropriations bills, and the bill that funds the Department of Justice contains a MASSIVE 40% cut to the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) release. This is on top of a 25% cut the prior year. All told, if the Senate gets its way, VOCA victim service grants will have been cut 74% over the last two years. The situation is dire! The reason for this huge cut is that the non-taxpayer-funded pool of money VOCA grants are pulled from (the Crime Victims Fund) is running d... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, November 17, 2020

ACTION ALERT: Prevent CATASTROPHIC Cuts to Victim Service Grants

On October 19th, Members of Congress received letter urging Congress to take immediate action to prevent devastating cuts to federal funding for victim service programs through the Victims of Crime Act (“VOCA”), including programs serving victims and survivors of child abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence, trafficking, drunk driving, assault, homicide, and other crimes. The letter also urges Congress to increase federal support to help states compensate crime victims for costs... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, October 21, 2020

NCADV Statement on SCOTUS Nominee, Urges Senate to Prioritize COVID Relief Package

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is deeply concerned about the Senate’s poor decision to begin consideration of Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court in the midst of a catastrophic pandemic, the likes of which have not been seen since the 1918 flu. Hundreds of thousands of Americans have died from COVID-19, millions have become ill, and tens of millions have lost their jobs. America is in the worst recession since the Great Depression. It is ... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Action Alert: Don't Let Congress Ignore Survivors! Senate Action Needed NOW!

On October 1st, the House passed a $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief measure to move forward efforts to finalize another much-needed COVID-19 relief bill, after its May passage of the $3.4 trillion Heroes Act was ultimately not taken up in the Senate. The new House measure, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act (“Updated HEROES Act”), addresses the health and economic needs of the nation and includes necessary supplemental funding for sexual assa... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Monday, October 12, 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 unaccept... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Thursday, June 18, 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 importan... Read More
Posted by Lynn Brewer-Muse at Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Tell Your Senators to Oppose CCR and Support Fix NICS

The Senate will soon consider two bills that will have a huge impact on survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.   S.446 would make it terrifyingly easy for abusers to legally carry concealed firearms into other states when stalking their victims. S.446, the ‘Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017’ would undercut existing state and local protections for victims of domestic and dating violence -- and replace those protections with the w... Read More
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