ACT NOW – the House of Representatives will be considering VAWA next week!

The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence expresses its strong opposition to the Cantor-Adams version of the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization that was introduced earlier this week.

It weakens or deletes entirely some of the vital improvements in the Senate bill, including the strong provisions that are designed to increase the safety of Native women and the needs of the LGBT community. The bill also contains damaging provisions that create obstacles for immigrant victims seeking to report crimes, increase danger for immigrant victims by eliminating important confidentiality protections, undermine effective anti-fraud protections, and roll back years of progress to protect the safety of immigrant victims. That is not a bill that the National Task Force, comprised of thousands of experts, law enforcement and advocates across the country, can support.

The Senate bill that was passed on April 26, 2012 was the product of significant input from experts in the law enforcement and advocacy fields, and was only introduced after the many interested communities had had a chance to review it, and offer suggestions, and improvements, and raise concerns.  The House has the opportunity to conduct a similarly deliberative process, and we hope that like the Senate, the result will be a strong bi-partisan bill that strengthens protections for all survivors of violence.

We must tell our legislators that we oppose the Cantor-Adams bill and want to see a bipartisan bill that includes ALL victims.  The House of Representatives is in recess this week so it’s a good time to tell reach out to them. 

ACTION:  Call your representative and tell them:  

“We oppose the Cantor/Adams proposal because it doesn’t include protections for all victims.  We support a bill that is closer to HR 4271 with improvements, including those provisions in the bi-partisan Senate bill that protects Tribal victims, immigrant victims, LGBTQ victims and other marginalized communities.”

 

If you have limited time, call those in yellow and grey first!  All phone numbers are in the 202 area code.

 


43 - Republican former sponsors in yellow

Judiciary Committee former sponsors in gray

CODE:  *=1994, ^=2000 Morella, #=2005 Lofgren, !=2005Green

 

PRIMARY LIST of Representatives to contact:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

District

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(202) Phone

Bachus, Spencer!

AL

6th

225-4921

Bonner, Jo!

AL

1st

225-4931

Faleomavaega, Eni F. H. ^*

AS

Delegate

225-8577

Flake, Jeff*

AZ

6th

225-2635

Grijalva, Raúl M. #

AZ

7th

225-2435

Pastor, Ed#^*

AZ

4th

225-4065

Baca, Joe!^

CA

43d

225-6161

Becerra, Xavier*

CA

31st

225-6235

Berman, Howard L. #^

CA

28th

225-4695

Bilbray, Brian P. ^*

CA

50th

225-0508

Bono Mack, Mary ^

CA

45th

225-5330

Calvert, Ken ^

CA

44th

225-1986

Capps, Lois!#^

CA

23d

225-3601

Costa, Jim!#

CA

20th

225-3341

Davis, Susan A. #

CA

53d

225-2040

Eshoo, Anna G. #^*

CA

14th

225-8104

Farr, Sam#^*

CA

17th

225-2861

Filner, Bob!#^*

CA

51st

225-8045

Gallegly, Elton ^

CA

24th

225-5811

Honda, Michael M. #

CA

15th

225-2631

Lee, Barbara#^

CA

9th

225-2661

Lofgren, Zoe  #^

CA

16th

225-3072

Matsui, Doris O. #

CA

5th

225-7163

Miller, George#^*

CA

7th

225-2095

Napolitano, Grace F. #^

CA

38th

225-5256

Pelosi, Nancy#^*

CA

8th

225-4965

Roybal-Allard, Lucille#^*

CA

34th

225-1766

Royce, Edward R. ^

CA

40th

225-4111

Sánchez, Linda T. #

CA

39th

225-6676

Sanchez, Loretta!#^

CA

47th

225-2965

Schiff, Adam B. !#

CA

29th

225-4176

Sherman, Brad#^

CA

27th

225-5911

Stark, Fortney Pete#^*

CA

13th

225-5065

Thompson, Mike ^

CA

1st

225-3311

Waters, Maxine#^*

CA

35th

225-2201

Waxman, Henry A. #^*

CA

30th

225-3976

Woolsey, Lynn C. #^*

CA

6th

225-5161

DeGette, Diana#^

CO

1st

225-4431

DeLauro, Rosa L. !#^*

CT

3d

225-3661

Larson, John B. !#^

CT

1st

225-2265

Norton, Eleanor Holmes #^*

DC

Delegate

225-8050

Bilirakis, Gus M. ^*

FL

9th

225-5755

Brown, Corrine#^*

FL

3d

225-0123

Deutch, Theodore E. ^*

FL

19th

225-3001

Hastings, Alcee L. ^*

FL

23d

225-1313

Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana!

FL

18th

225-3931

Wasserman Schultz, Debbie#

FL

20th

225-7931

Bishop, Sanford D Jr. #^*

GA

2d

225-3631

Lewis, John#^*

GA

5th

225-3801

Bordallo, Madeleine Z. #

GU

Delegate

225-1188

Boswell, Leonard L. #*

IA

3d

225-3806

Latham, Tom !

IA

4th

225-5476

Simpson, Michael K. ^

ID

2d

225-5531

Biggert, Judy ^

IL

13th

225-3515

Costello, Jerry F. ^*

IL

12th

225-5661

Davis, Danny K. #^

IL

7th

225-5006

Gutierrez, Luis V. !#^*

IL

4th

225-8203

Lipinski, Daniel#^*

IL

3d

225-5701

Schakowsky, Janice D. #^

IL

9th

225-2111

Shimkus, John ^

IL

19th

225-5271

Burton, Dan ^

IN

5th

225-2276

Visclosky, Peter J. *

IN

1st

225-2461

Chandler, Ben!

KY

6th

225-4706

Whitfield, Ed ^

KY

1st

225-3115

Boustany, Charles W., Jr. !

LA

7th

225-2031

Capuano, Michael E. !#^

MA

8th

225-5111

Frank, Barney!#^*

MA

4th

225-5931

Lynch, Stephen F. !

MA

9th

225-8273

Markey, Edward J. !#^*

MA

7th

225-2836

McGovern, James P. #^

MA

3d

225-6101

Neal, Richard E. #^*

MA

2d

225-5601

Olver, John W. #^*

MA

1st

225-5335

Tierney, John F. #^

MA

6th

225-8020

Cummings, Elijah E. !#^

MD

7th

225-4741

Hoyer, Steny H. !^*

MD

5th

225-4131

Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch!

MD

2d

225-3061

Van Hollen, Chris!#

MD

8th

225-5341

Michaud, Michael H. !

ME

2d

225-6306

Conyers, John, Jr. !#^*

MI

14th

225-5126

Dingell, John D. #

MI

15th

225-4071

Kildee, Dale E. #^*

MI

5th

225-3611

Levin, Sander M. !^*

MI

12th

225-4961

McCotter, Thaddeus G.!

MI

11th

225-8171

Miller, Candice S. !

MI

10th

225-2106

Upton, Fred ^*

MI

6th

225-3761

Kline, John!

MN

2d

225-2271

McCollum, Betty#

MN

4th

225-6631

Peterson, Collin C. #^*

MN

7th

225-2165

Carnahan, Russ!

MO

3d

225-2671

Clay, Wm. Lacy!#

MO

1st

225-2406

Cleaver, Emanuel!#

MO

5th

225-4535

Emerson, Jo Ann!^

MO

8th

225-4404

Thompson, Bennie G.^

MS

2d

225-5876

Butterfield, G. K. #

NC

1st

225-3101

Miller, Brad#

NC

13th

225-3032

Myrick, Sue Wilkins ^

NC

9th

225-1976

Price, David E. #^*

NC

4th

225-1784

Watt, Melvin L. #^

NC

12th

225-1510

Terry, Lee!

NE

2d

225-4155

Bass, Charles F. !^

NH

2d

225-5206

Andrews, Robert E. !#^*

NJ

1st

225-6501

Frelinghuysen, Rodney P. ^

NJ

11th

225-5034

Holt, Rush D. !#^

NJ

12th

225-5801

LoBiondo, Frank A. ^

NJ

2d

225-6572

Pallone, Frank, Jr. #^*

NJ

6th

225-4671

Pascrell, Bill, Jr.^

NJ

8th

225-5751

Rothman, Steven R. !^

NJ

9th

225-5061

Smith, Christopher H.!

NJ

4th

225-3765

Berkley, Shelley!#^

NV

1st

225-5965

Ackerman, Gary L. #^*

NY

5th

225-2601

Crowley, Joseph#^

NY

7th

225-3965

Engel, Eliot L. !^*

NY

17th

225-2464

Higgins, Brian#

NY

27th

225-3306

Hinchey, Maurice D. #^*

NY

22d

225-6335

Israel, Steve#

NY

2d

225-3335

Lowey, Nita M. !#^*

NY

18th

225-6506

Maloney, Carolyn B. !#^*

NY

14th

225-7944

McCarthy, Carolyn!#^

NY

4th

225-5516

Meeks, Gregory W. !#

NY

6th

225-3461

Nadler, Jerrold#^*

NY

8th

225-5635

Rangel, Charles B. #^*

NY

15th

225-4365

Slaughter, Louise McIntosh!#^*

NY

28th

225-3615

Towns, Edolphus^*

NY

10th

225-5936

Velázquez, Nydia M. #*

NY

12th

225-2361

Kaptur, Marcy#^*

OH

9th

225-4146

Kucinich, Dennis J. #^

OH

10th

225-5871

LaTourette, Steven C. !#^

OH

14th

225-5731

Blumenauer, Earl#^

OR

3d

225-4811

DeFazio, Peter A. ^*

OR

4th

225-6416

Brady, Robert A. #*

PA

1st

225-4731

Dent, Charles W. !

PA

15th

225-6411

Doyle, Michael F. ^

PA

14th

225-2135

Gerlach, Jim!

PA

6th

225-4315

Holden, Tim^*

PA

17th

225-5546

Meehan, Patrick #^*

PA

7th

225-2011

Schwartz, Allyson Y. #

PA

13th

225-6111

Langevin, James R. !

RI

2d

225-2735

Clyburn, James E ^.

SC

6th

225-3315

Wilson, Joe!

SC

2d

225-2452

Brady, Kevin*

TX

8th

225-4901

Cuellar, Henry#

TX

28th

225-1640

Doggett, Lloyd #

TX

25th

225-4865

Gonzalez, Charles A. ^

TX

20th

225-3236

Granger, Kay!^

TX

12th

225-5071

Green, Al!

TX

9th

225-7508

Green, Gene#^

TX

29th

225-1688

Hall, Ralph M. *

TX

4th

225-6673

Hinojosa, Rubén#^

TX

15th

225-2531

Jackson Lee, Sheila#^

TX

18th

225-3816

Johnson, Eddie Bernice#^*

TX

30th

225-8885

McCaul, Michael T. !

TX

10th

225-2401

Poe, Ted !

TX

2d

225-6565

Reyes, Silvestre^

TX

16th

225-4831

Sessions, Pete!^

TX

32d

225-2231

Smith, Lamar ^

TX

21st

225-4236

Forbes, J. Randy!

VA

4th

225-6365

Moran, James P. !#^*

VA

8th

225-4376

Scott, Robert C. "Bobby"#*

VA

3d

225-8351

Christensen, Donna M. !#^

VI

Delegate

225-1790

Dicks, Norman D. #*

WA

6th

225-5916

Inslee, Jay!#^*

WA

1st

225-6311

Larsen, Rick !

WA

2d

225-2605

McDermott, Jim!#^*

WA

7th

225-3106

Reichert, David G. !

WA

8th

225-7761

Smith, Adam ^

WA

9th

225-8901

Baldwin, Tammy#^

WI

2d

225-2906

Kind, Ron!^

WI

3d

225-5506

Moore, Gwen#

WI

4th

225-4572

Sensenbrenner, James !

Serrano, José E. #^*

WI

NY

5th

16th

225-5101

225-4361

Capito, Shelley Moore!

WV

2d

225-2711

Rahall, Nick J., II!^*

WV

3d

225-3452

 

 

SECONDARY LIST:

House Democrats no previous vawa sponsorship (70)        * new since 2005 (57)

 

*Sewell, Terri A.

AL

7th

225-2665

Ross, Mike

AR

4th

225-3772

*Bass, Karen

CA

33d

225-7084

*Chu, Judy

CA

32d

225-5464

*Garamendi, John

CA

10th

225-1880

*Hahn, Janice

CA

36th

225-8220

*McNerney, Jerry

CA

11th

225-1947

*Richardson, Laura

CA

37th

225-7924

*Speier, Jackie

CA

12th

225-3531

Cardoza, Dennis A.

CA

18th

225-6131

*Perlmutter, Ed

CO

7th

225-2645

*Polis, Jared

CO

2d

225-2161

*Courtney, Joe

CT

2d

225-2076

*Himes, James A.

CT

4th

225-5541

*Murphy, Christopher S.

CT

5th

225-4476

*Carney, John C., Jr.

DE

At Large

225-4165

*Castor, Kathy

FL

11th

225-3376

*Wilson, Frederica S.

FL

17th

225-4506

*Barrow, John

GA

12th

225-2823

*Johnson, Henry C. "Hank", Jr.

GA

4th

225-1605

*Scott, David

GA

13th

225-2939

*Hanabusa, Colleen W.

HI

1st

225-2726

*Hirono, Mazie K.

HI

2d

225-4906

*Braley, Bruce L.

IA

1st

225-2911

*Loebsack, David

IA

2d

225-6576

*Quigley, Mike

IL

5th

225-4061

*Rush, Bobby L.

IL

1st

225-4372

Jackson, Jesse L., Jr.

IL

2d

225-0773

*Carson, André

IN

7th

225-4011

*Donnelly, Joe

IN

2d

225-3915

*Yarmuth, John A.

KY

3d

225-5401

*Richmond, Cedric L.

LA

2d

225-6636

*Keating, William R.

MA

10th

225-3111

*Tsongas, Niki

MA

5th

225-3411

*Edwards, Donna F.

MD

4th

225-8699

*Sarbanes, John P.

MD

3d

225-4016

*Pingree, Chellie

ME

1st

225-6116

*Clarke, Hansen

MI

13th

225-2261

*Peters, Gary C.

MI

9th

225-5802

*Ellison, Keith

MN

5th

225-4755

*Walz, Timothy J.

MN

1st

225-2472

*Sablan, Gregorio

MP

Delegate

225-2646

*Kissell, Larry

NC

8th

225-3715

McIntyre, Mike

NC

7th

225-2731

Shuler, Heath

NC

11th

225-6401

*Sires, Albio

NJ

13th

225-7919

*Heinrich, Martin

NM

1st

225-6316

*Luján, Ben Ray

NM

3d

225-6190

*Clarke, Yvette D.

NY

11th

225-6231

*Hochul, Kathleen C.

NY

26th

225-5265

*Owens, William L.

NY

23d

225-4611

*Tonko, Paul

NY

21st

225-5076

Bishop, Timothy H.

NY

1st

225-3826

*Fudge, Marcia L.

OH

11th

225-7032

*Sutton, Betty

OH

13th

225-3401

Ryan, Tim

OH

17th

225-5261

Boren, Dan

OK

2d

225-2701

*Bonamici, Suzanne

OR

1st

225-0855

Schrader, Kurt

OR

5th

225-5711

*Altmire, Jason

PA

4th

225-2565

*Critz, Mark S.

PA

12th

225-2065

Fattah, Chaka

PA

2d

225-4001

*Pierluisi, Pedro R.

PR

Resident Commissioner

225-2615

*Cicilline, David N.

RI

1st

225-4911

*Cohen, Steve

TN

9th

225-3265

Cooper, Jim

TN

5th

225-4311

Matheson, Jim

UT

2d

225-3011

*Connolly, Gerald E.

VA

11th

225-1492

*Welch, Peter

VT

At Large

225-4115

 

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