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 survivors. This means:
We must make sure that Senators Feinstein and Ernst introduce a bill that meets these criteria - and that other Senators pressure them to do so. Your Senators need to know their constituents care - and are watching!
We are asking you to post at least one tweet on Wednesday, December 11th at 2PM EST. Sample social media messages can be found here! The hashtag is #VAWA4ALL
You can find your Senators’ social media handles here.
Please also call or email your Senators and tell them:
You can find your Senators and their contact information here.
If you have any questions or are interested in writing an op-ed for your local newspaper, please contact Rachel Graber (firstname.lastname@example.org), Dorian Karp (email@example.com), and Emily Dahl (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Effective October 6, 2022, The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) and the National Domestic Violence Hotline (The Hotline) have joined together. To learn more about this exciting venture, to expand the eco-system of holistic and inclusive support for survivors and advocates, please visit Project Opal.