VAWA is live in the Senate

Let’s thank our supporters and tell them we appreciate their vote for S. 1925!

S. 1925 has been filed as a “motion to proceed” in the Senate and is likely to be debated on the Senate floor next week.  There will likely be an alternative bill offered as a substitute, and perhaps other harmful amendments, so we want to make sure that S. 1925, the real VAWA, which has key provisions that will protect all victims, is the bill that passes.  Take a moment to thank our supporters and tell them you are proud of their support of S. 1925 and all of the important provisions that provide better access to law enforcement for women in Indian country, better access for immigrant women who fear deportation if they report violence, and better access for LGBT victims who are facing barriers accessing services.

ACTION:  Call the below Senators and tell them “Thank you for sponsoring S. 1925 – the only bill that protects ALL victims of violence.  We appreciate that you will vote to keep all of the critical provisions, including those protections for Tribal women, immigrants and LGBT victims, in the bill.  We are behind you!”  

If you talk to staff, ask for their email so you can send them these three fact sheets:  Tribal, Immigration and LGBT.

Start with our valiant Republican sponsors – they are under pressure from all sides and need to know you consider them stars:

  • Ayotte, Kelly - (R - NH) (202) 224-3324, Judiciary: John Lawrence, Women: Daniel Auger
  • Brown, Scott P. - (R - MA) (202) 224-4543
  • Collins, Susan M. - (R - ME) (202) 224-2523 , Judiciary: Rich Houghton, Women: Kenneth Altman, Lorinda Harris
  • Crapo, Mike - (R - ID) (202) 224-6142
  • Heller, Dean - (R - NV) (202) 224-6244, Judiciary and Women’s Issues LA: Leeann Gibson
  • Kirk, Mark - (R - IL) (202) 224-2854
  • Murkowski, Lisa - (R - AK) (202) 224-6665, Judiciary LA: Nathan Bergerbest, Women's Issues LA: Amanda Makki
  • Snowe, Olympia J. - (R - ME) (202) 224-5344, Women's Issues LA: Amy Pellegrino

 

Next, our Democratic women champions:

 

California

  • Dianne Feinstein D (202) 224-3841 Judiciary LA: Neil Quinter, Women's Issues: Nora Connors, Devin Rhinerson
  • Barbara Boxer D (202) 224-3553  Judiciary LA: Derrick Brent, Women's Issues LA: Cerin Lindgrensavage

Louisiana

  • Mary Landrieu D (202) 224-5824 CoS: Jane Campbell, Leg Dir: Elizabeth Craddock, Judiciary: Angelique Roche

Maryland

  • Barbara Mikulski D (202) 224-4654 Judiciary and women’s issues LA: Teri Curtis

Michigan

  • Debbie Stabenow D (202) 224-4822 Judiciary LA: Jason LaGosh, Women's Issues LA: Alex Sheff

Minnesota

  • Amy Klobuchar D (202) 224-3244 Judiciary LA: Craig Kalkut, Women's Issues LA: Elizabeth Frosch

Missouri

  • Claire McCaskill D (202) 224-6154  Judiciary and women’s issues LA: Derron Parks

New Hampshire

  • Jeanne Shaheen D (202) 224-2841 Judiciary LA: Emily Livingston, Women’s issues: Alison MacDonald

New York

North Carolina

  • Kay Hagan D (202) 224-6342 Judiciary and women’s issues LA: Tracy Zvenyach

Washington

  • Patty Murray D (202) 224-2621
    • Judiciary LA: Jason Park, Women's Issues LA: Paula Burg
  • Maria Cantwell D (202) 224-3441
    • Judiciary and women’s issues LA: Janel George

And finally all the other wonderful sponsors:

 

Thank you for all your great work!!  

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