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 Senators will be home next week for the Memorial Day Recess - and they need to hear from you!!! Go to town hall meetings with your Senators and with others holding town halls in your state. Then, write an op-ed or letter to the editor!
More talking points and background on VAWA can be found here.
Myths and facts about H.R.1585 can be found here.
Please send published op-eds and letters to the editor to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also feel free to email them with the results of your town halls!