The House passed the inclusive Senate VAWA reauthorization!

The bill will be sent to the President to sign!

Congratulations! We did it!!

In a strong, bipartisan vote, the House has just voted 286-138 for S. 47, a strong, bipartisan bill that reauthorizes the landmark Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). This bipartisan legislation improves VAWA programs and strengthen protections for all victims of violence.

We want you to take action TODAY and thank your Representatives and Senators for supporting a historic bill that ensures protections for Native, tribal, and immigrant victims.

ACTION ITEM: CALL YOUR SENATOR(s) TODAY!!!

You can reach your Senator(s) by calling (202) 224-3121, or you can look them up here:

Ask to speak to the staff person who handles VAWA. Check here to see if your Representative voted for S. 47:

If your Senator or Representative voted for the inclusive Violence Against Women Act, tell or leave the following message for the staff person:

  1. I am a constituent from (city and state) and my name is _________.
  2. I want to thank Senator/Representative____ for supporting S. 47, a strong, bipartisan bill that would reauthorizes the Violence.

 

If your Senator did NOT vote for S. 47, tell or leave the following message for the staff person:

  1. I am a constituent from (city and state) and my name is _________.
  2. I am disappointed that Senator/Representative ____ did not vote for S. 47, a strong, bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.

 

ACTION ITEM: TWEET YOUR SENATORS BEFORE THE VOTE ON VAWA

Tweet your Senators and Representatives to thank them for voting for S. 47, the reauthorization of VAWA that protects ALL victims.

[Name of organization] thx all Senators and Representatives voting for S.47, bipartisan #VAWA bill!

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  • If you aren't on one of the VAWA email lists or want to add members of your staff or state/community leaders to our grassroots alerts e-mail list, send names and contact information including email tontfvawaalerts@icasa.org