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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

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

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

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

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

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