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Welcome to 2012 – the year that we will pass VAWA reauthorization!  Thank you to the thousands of people who have taken action and mobilized their networks. 

 

Here are a few quick action steps you can take this week.  Be sure to come back every week, for additional action items.  Together we can reauthorize VAWA! 

 

ACTION 1

Please fill out this short survey to tell us about the impact that a federal match for VAWA funding would have on your organization or community: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5XFPL2M.  This survey is just FOUR short questions and should not take much time!

 

ACTION 2

Tweet about VAWA!  Here are a few sample tweets, that will help trend VAWA to the forefront:

  • #ReauthorizeVAWA to ensure survivors of abuse get the protection and help they need! RT!
  • #ReauthorizeVAWA to help provide teens and young adults the bright futures they deserve! RT!
  • #ReauthorizeVAWA and help make interpersonal violence a thing of the past! RT!
  • One call today could save one life tomorrow. #ReauthorizeVAWA http://bit.ly/ReAuthVawa RT!
  • Since its passage the # of individuals killed by their partner has decreased by 34% for women & 57% for men. #ReauthorizeVAWA RT!
  • In its first 6 years, VAWA saved $12.6 Bil in net averted social costs. #ReauthorizeVAWA
  • Tell congress how important it is to victims of violence and abuse to #ReauthorizeVAWA
  • .http://bit.ly/VAWAtoolkit RT!
  • 100's of orgs worked hard 2 ensure #VAWA  protects ALL ppl from violence. Help #ReauthorizeVAWA http://bit.ly/VAWAtoolkit & RT!
  • Help #ReauthorizeVAWA call your senators TODAY and RT! http://bit.ly/VAWAtoolkit
  • #ReauthorizeVAWA & help those who have or will experience abuse in a relationship. RT!
  • #ReauthorizeVAWA because sexual assault is everyone's issue. http://bit.ly/VAWAtoolkit RT!
  • #ReauthorizeVAWA because domestic & dating violence & sexual assault affect millions every
  • year. http://bit.ly/VAWAtoolkit RT!
  • Save billions of dollars. Change millions of lives #ReauthorizeVAWA http://bit.ly/VAWAtoolkit RT!
  • Tell your members of congress to #ReauthorizeVAWA and put an end to violence against women.http://bit.ly/VAWAtoolkit RT!
  • Join 100’s of orgs in ending violence against women. #ReauthorizeVAWA
  • RT!http://bit.ly/VAWAtoolkit
  • Help prevent domestic violence, dating violence & sexual assault. Call on Congress to  #ReauthorizeVAWA RT!
  • Help #ReauthorizeVAWA & provide funding for critical services for #domesticviolence and #sexual assault victims RT!

 

ACTION 3

Check out and “like” our new Facebook page where you can find a toolkit and other action and information items:http://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Task-Force-to-End-Sexual-and-Domestic-Violence/230525243682392?sk=wall

 

 

Sign up to receive weekly action alerts at  ReauthorizeVAWA@gmail.com.  Thank you for all of your hard work to keep everyone safe from violence!