A VOTE FOR H.R. 4970 IS STILL A VOTE AGAINST VAWA AND AGAINST ALL VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE!

TOMORROW (May 16), the House will vote on H.R. 4970 and we only have 1 more day to tell our Representatives: the Adams bill (H.R. 4970) is dangerous for victims of violence, excludes vulnerable communities and protects abusers. It is not the real VAWA.  Please stand up for all victims of violence and oppose H.R. 4970. If Congress cannot stand up for all victims, we cannot stand up for our Representatives.

A minor Republican leadership amendment will be offered in the Rules committee today, but it does not address the most egregious wrongs in the bill and still rolls back protections for victims. 

 

TAKE ACTION!

Continue to call the DC and district offices of every Representative in Congress TO OPPOSE H.R. 4970.  Tell them about or send them yesterday’s New York Times editorial, “Backward on Domestic Violence” and today’s LA Times editorial “Partisanship and the Violence Against Women Act.”

 

MESSAGE:

We still strongly oppose the H.R. 4970.  A YES vote on H.R. 4970 is still anti-victim and a NO vote protects victims. We oppose H.R. 4970  because it is NOT the REAL VAWA, it doesn’t include protections for all victims and it rolls back protections for victims of violence. It is DANGEROUS for survivors of violence.  We support a bill like the bipartisan Senate bill that protects Native victims, immigrant victims, LGBT victims and other marginalized communities.  H.R. 4970 increases bureaucratic inefficiency,  decreases housing protections while stripping the rights of community stakeholders to be involved in VAWA implementation. The rushed vote on HR 4970 allows no chance to discuss humane alternatives that treat victims with respect and decency. There is bipartisan support in the House for a reauthorization of VAWA that more closely resembles the Senate-passed bill (S. 1925) and Members should have a chance to weigh the merits of any and all alternatives to H.R. 4970 before they vote for final passage of VAWA.   

 

Find your Representative here: . This conversation needs to happen in EVERY DISTRICT OFFICE. 

Below is a target list of Members that need to be contacted. Ask them to stand up and oppose HR 4970 and demand an alternative.  We need to reach ALL Representatives, but especially these Representatives:

STATE       

Representative

Phone

Fax

Alabama

Martha Roby, 2nd District

202-225-2901

202-225-8913


Arkansas

Mike Ross, 4th District

1-800-223-2220

(202) 225-1314

California

Daniel Lungren, 3rd District  

202-225-5716

202-226-1298

Jeff Denham, 19th District

202-225-4540

202-225-3402

Kevin McCarthy, 22nd District

202-225-2915

202-225-2908

Gary Miller, 42nd District

202-225-3201

202-226-6962

Mark Bono Mack, 45th District

202-225-5330

202-225-2961

John Campbell, 48th District

202-225-5611

202-225-9177

Darrell Issa, 49th District

202-225-3906

202-225-3303

Brian Billbray, 50th District

202-225-0508

202-225-2558

Mike Thompson, 1st District

(202)225-3311

(202)225-4335


Colorado

 

Scott Tipton, 3rd District

202-225-4761

202-226-9669

Mike Coffman, 6th District

202-225-7882

202-226-4623


Florida

 

Steve Southerland, II, 2nd District

202-225-5235

202-225-5615

Daniel Webster, 8th District

202-225-2176

202-225-0999

Vern Buchanan, 13th District

202-225-5015

202-226-5015

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, 18th District

202-225-3931

202-225-5620

Mario Diaz-Balart, 21st District

202-225-4211

202-225-8576

Allen West, 22nd District

202-225-3026

202-225-8398

Sandy Adams, 24th District

(Bill Author)

202-225-2706

202-226-6299


David Rivera, 25th District


202-225-277


202-226-0346


Georgia

Tom Price, 6th District

202-225-4501

202-225-4656

John Barrow 12th District

(202)225-2823

(202)225-3377

David Scott, 13th  District

(202)225-2939

(202)225-4628

Sanford Bishop, 2nd District


202 225 3631



Illinois

 

 

 

 

Robert Dold, 10th District

202-225-4835

2020225-0837

Judy Biggert, 13th District

202-225-3515

202-225-9420

Timothy Johnson, 15th District

202-225-2371

202-226-0791

Bobby Schilling, 17th District

202-225-5905

202-225-5396

Aaron Schock, 18th District

202-225-6201


202-225-9249


Indiana

Joe Donnelly, 2nd District

(202)225-3915



Kansas

Lynn Jenkins, 2nd District

202-225-6601


202-225-7986


Kentucky

Ben Chandler, 6th District


(202)225-4706 

 


Maine

Mike Michaud, 2nd District


202 225 6306

 



Maryland

Roscoe Bartlett, 6th District

202-225-2721


202-225-2193


Michigan

Dan Benishek, 1st District

202-225-4735

202-225-4710

 

Candice Miller, 10th District

202-225-2106


202-226-1169


Minnesota

 

Michele Bachmann, 6th District

202-225-2331

202-225-6475

Chip Cravaack, 8th District

202-225-6211

202-225-0699

Collin Peterson, 7th District

202- 225-2165

 

(202)225-1593



Missouri

 

Vicky Hartzler, 4th District

202-225-2876

202-225-0148

Jo Ann Emerson, 8th District


202-225-4404


202-226-0326


Nevada

 

Mark Amodei, 2nd District

202-225-6155

202-225-5679

Joe Heck, 3rd District


202-225-3252


202-225-2185


New Hampshire

Charles Bass, 2nd District


202-225-5206


202-225-2946


New Jersey

 

Frank Lobiondo, 2nd District

202-225-6572

202-225-3318

John Runyan, 3rd District


202-225-4765


202-225-0778


New York

 

 

 

 

Robert Turner, 9th District

202-225-6616

202-226-0218

Michael Grimm, 13th District

202-225-3371

202-226-1272

Nan Hayworth, 19th District

202-225-5441

202-225-3289

Chris Gibson, 20th District

202-225-5614

202-225-1168

Ann Marie Buerkle, 25th District


202-225-3701


202-225-4042

 

North Carolina

 

Renee Ellmers, 2nd District

202-225-4531

202-225-5662

Virginia Foxx, 5th District

202-225-2071

202-225-2995

Sue Myrick, 9th District

202-225-1976

202-225-3389

Heath Shuler, 11th District

202) 225-6306

(202)225-2943

Larry Kissell, 8th District

(202)225-3715


Mike McIntyre,7th District


(202) 225-273

 


Ohio

 

 

Jean Schmidt, 2nd District

202-225-3164

202-225-1992

John Boehner, 8th District (Speaker)

202-225-0600

202-225-0704

Steven LaTourette, 14th District

202-225-5731

202-225-3307

Steve Stivers, 15th District

202-225-2015

202-225-3529

James Renacci, 16th District


202-225-3876


202-225-3059


Oklahoma

Dan Boren (OK-2)


202 225 2701

 



Oregon

Kurt Schrader, 5th District


(202)225-5711


(202)225-5699

 

 

Pennsylvania

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Gerlack, 6th District

202-225-4315

202-225-8440

Patrick Meehan, 7th District

202-225-2011

202-226-0820

Michael Fitzpatrick, 8th District

202-225-4276

202-225-9511

Charlie Dent, 15th District

202-225-6411

202-226-0778

Tim Murphy, 18th District

202-225-2301

202-225-1844

Todd Platts, 19th District

202-225-5836

202-226-1000

Tim Holden, 17th District


202 225 5546



South Dakota

Kristi Noem


202-225-2801


202-225-5823


Tennessee

 

Diane Black, 6th District

202-225-4231

202-225-6887

Marsha Blackburn, 7th District

202-225-2811

202-225-3004

Jim Cooper, 5th District


202 225 4311



Texas

Ted Poe, 2nd District

202-225-6565

202-225-5547

Jeb Hensarling, 5th District

202-225-3484

202-226-1035

Kay Granger, 12th District

202-225-5071

202-225-5683

Lamar Smith, 21st District (Judiciary Chairman)

202-225-4236

202-225-8628

Francisco Canseco, 23rd District


202-225-4511


202-225-2237


Utah

Jim Matheson 2nd


202 225 3011



Virginia

Eric Cantor, 7th District


202-225-2815


202-225-0011


Washington

Jaime Herrera Beutler, 3rd District

202-225-3536

202-225-3478

Cathy McMorris Rodgers, 5th District

202-225-2006

202-225-3392

Dave Reichert, 8th District


202-225-27761


202-225-4282


West Virginia

Shelley Moore Capito, 2nd District


202-225-2711


202-225-7856

Wisconsin

Reid Ribble, 8th District


202-225-5665


202-225-5729

Wyoming

Cynthia Lummis

202-225-2311

202-225-3057

    

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