ENSURE THAT CONGRESS PASSES A FINAL VAWA

WILL YOU TAKE PART TO ENSURE THAT CONGRESS PASSES A FINAL VAWA THAT INCLUDES ALL VICTIMS AND SCRAPS HOUSE ROLLBACKS?

THANK YOU!!  Because of you, we had a hugely successful rally in DC with hundreds of advocates who told Congress they must get VAWA moving!!  Speakers included Senators Akaka and Leahy, Congresswoman Moore, Michael Bolton and many more.  As Michael Bolton said “I’m here to talk about men, the 31 men in the Senate who oppose VAWA.” Bolton asked the question on all of our minds, “Why are they not willing to help immigrant, native women, and GLBT victims of domestic violence and sexual assault?”

 

Before the end of summer, Congress needs to send a REAL VAWA to the President to sign with all of the inclusive provisions in S. 1925. Like S. 1925, the final VAWA must represent our intentional, bipartisan goal to serve ALL victims and contain NO rollbacks to the current VAWA and we need to get movement so that can happen.  As more and more legislation is stalled due to Congressional gridlock, we need Congressional leaders to hear our strong and united message once and for all: your work on VAWA is not over.  We have too much at stake and doing nothing is not an option. Stand with us as we fight to push VAWA over the finish line!

 

TAKE ACTION NOW!!

 

1) ACTIVATE YOUR NETWORKS TO HAVE A LOCAL DAY OF ACTION

Activate your membership for a local event!!  Organize your members, friends, families and everyone you know who cares about domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking to stand up and speak out.  Organize a vigil, rally, prayer service or other local action in your community to tell Congress that victims cannot wait and a VAWA that mirrors S. 1925 must be reauthorized.   Post and send pictures of your local actions broadly so that Congress will know to act now and pass the Real VAWA.  Be sure to register your event and register on our Facebook page so that we can post it and others in your area can join you. Download the national rally materials and use them in your area to send a unified message.

 

 

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE SAMPLE POSTERS AND MESSAGES FOR YOUR ACTIONS!

 

 

 

2) JAM THE PHONES!

Each of us must use our telephone from now until o send one national unified message to Congress to pass the REAL VAWA now.  Call House and Senate leadership and insist that they stop the posturing, solve the procedural problems and move quickly to conference.  Tell them:

I urge you to pass a bipartisan VAWA reauthorization bill, like S.1925, that protects ALL victims of violence-doing nothing is not an option. VAWA has positively impacted me/my community in the following way: _______________.   You are our leaders and we know you care about VAWA, so solve the procedural challenge – to the benefit of as many victims as possible – and get VAWA reauthorized.  By reauthorizing a bipartisan VAWA reauthorization bill like S. 1925 that protects all victims of violence, VAWA programs and services can continue to serve victims and make our communities safer.

CALL your member of Congress, 202-224-3121

Here are some more important numbers to call: 

  • Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), (202) 225-0600
  • Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), (202) 225-4000
  • Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), (202) 225-0100
  • Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), (202) 224-3542
  • Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), (202) 224-2541
  • Chair of the Democratic Conference Senator Chuck Schumer, (202) 224-6542

 

 

 

3) DO YOU TWEET?  TWEET TO REAUTHORIZE VAWA!

Be sure to use these hashtags!  #ReauthorizeVAWA, #RealVAWA and #VAWA 

  • @NancyPelosi Congress must pass the #RealVAWA bf yourJuly 4th vacation.  This is why:  http://bit.ly/Lj18KQ
  • @SenatorReid Congress must pass the #RealVAWA bf yourJuly 4th vacation.  This is why:  http://bit.ly/Lj18KQ
  • @McConnellPress Congress must pass the #RealVAWA bf yourJuly 4th vacation.  This is why:  http://bit.ly/Lj18KQ
  • @johnboehner Congress must pass the #RealVAWA bf yourJuly 4th vacation.  This is why:  http://bit.ly/Lj18KQ
  • @SenatorBoxer Congress must pass the #RealVAWA bf yourJuly 4th vacation.  This is why:  http://bit.ly/Lj18KQ
  • @ChuckSchumer Congress must pass the #RealVAWA bf yourJuly 4th vacation.  This is why:  http://bit.ly/Lj18KQ
  • Congress must pass the #RealVAWA bf their July 4th vacation.  Join National 10 days of #Action4VAWA to tell them why: http://bit.ly/Lj18KQ
  • I’m joining National 10 Days of #Action4VAWA to tell Congress to pass #RealVAWA bc I want ALL survivors to be safe. http://bit.ly/Lj18KQ
  • [Fill in your Congress Person’s twitter handle]:  Pass the #RealVAWA for ALL survivors!  I’m standing up to take #Action4VAWA: http://bit.ly/Lj18KQ
  • Eunice in OH suffered abuse, but obtained a court order & got permanent residency through #RealVAWA.Take action4vawa
  • @johnboehner Eunice, from OH, was slapped and locked in her closet for failing to satisfy her partner. Will u support all victims? #VAWA
  • A community-based org tht helps Black/Latino LGBT was denied #VAWA funding bc it was “ineligible.” Protect all victims4vawa
  • Sara in NJ applied 4 legal status under #VAWA since her abusive husband liked 2 threaten deportation. Help others applyhttp://bit.ly/PIK9zJ
  • @NancyPelosi, He tried 2 carry out a murder-suicide plan after physically & emotionally abusing Andrea, a CA imm. Will u support #RealVAWA?
  • @senatorreid Plz support #RealVAWA. He chained Claire, an immigrant, to the radiator, beat her with a cord & raped her.4vawa
  • Claire was able to escape abuse & obtain permanent residency through #VAWA. Give others this chance – call your reps!http://bit.ly/PIK9zJ
  • @senatorkirk Mary in IL got a work permit through #VAWA after suffering domestic abuse while pregnant. Will you support all victims?
  • He put a knife to Veronica’s throat & threatened to have her & her fam deported from NM. No1 deserves abuse. #RealVAWA 4vawa

 

FYI – Congressional Leadership Twitter Handles:

  • @NancyPelosi
  • @SenatorReid
  • @McConnellPress
  • @johnboehner

 

4) DO YOU USE FACEBOOK? 

Post the information, flyers and posters to your Facebook page:  4vawa

Post survivor stories and other information about VAWA  to your FB page and check out our FB page for posts you can share 

 Here are more stories you can share:

  • “Although nothing will ever change the horrific and violent events of that day, I am filled with hope for a brighter future because of the services these people provided for my family.” – Julie in FL. Support the Real VAWA that expands protection for survivors. Visit 4vawa  for more info!
  • 10 armed youths repeatedly raped a Floridian woman and poured household chemicals over her body. This victim was not protected by VAWA, but would be under the new Senate version. Take Action Now: http://bit.ly/PIK9zJ
  • “As a member of this body, as a survivor of sexual assault, battery, and from age five through my teenage years, through my early adulthood, I can tell you that it is very traumatic to be here in this body today and to find my colleagues not taking the recommended updates…” – @RepGwenMoore (D-Wis). Tell your reps to vote for the Real VAWA http://bit.ly/PIK9zJ
  • Jenny in AZ had just graduated from college when she became a victim of James Allen Selby, an armed serial rapist who had broken into her home. “Even today, I look behind the door every time I enter a bedroom” Support survivors, support VAWA. 4vawa
  • LGBT people experience violence at the same rates as all communities but have fewer places to turn and face discrimination when seeking services.  VAWA must support ALL survivors!  Support survivors, support VAWA.4vawa

 

 

 

5) SCHEDULE IN-DISTRICT VISITS!


We need every senator and representative to understand that this issue impacts their district and their constituents.  Have a meeting with a staffer in your representative’s office and tell them why VAWA is important and why they should get a VAWA passed that is closest to the Senate bill and that protects ALL victims.  Other bills are DANGEROUS for victims, they roll back VAWA protections, abandon Tribal women, immigrant and LGBT victims and are NOT the REAL VAWA.   Instead, we need a bipartisan bill, like S. 1925, that includes ALL victims.

Use tips from our TOOLKIT to:  work with your community, have legislative visits and reach out to policy makers. 

 

 

Thank you – as always for your great work! We’ve had more than 64,000 visits to our website!  Continue to check our website for fact sheets, press coverage, support letters, and updates.

  • Follow us on twitter at @NTFVAWA and “like” our Facebook page where you can find a toolkit and other action and information items.
  • Don’t forget to tweet about VAWA using the hashtags #ReauthorizeVAWA, #RealVAWA and #VAWA.
  • 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-mailing list, send names and contact information including email to  ntfvawaalerts@icasa.org.

 

 

 

ENSURE THAT CONGRESS PASSES A FINAL VAWA

WILL YOU TAKE PART TO ENSURE THAT CONGRESS PASSES A FINAL VAWA THAT INCLUDES ALL VICTIMS AND SCRAPS HOUSE ROLLBACKS?

THANK YOU!!  Because of you, we had a hugely successful rally in DC with hundreds of advocates who told Congress they must get VAWA moving!!  Speakers included Senators Akaka and Leahy, Congresswoman Moore, Michael Bolton and many more.  As Michael Bolton said “I’m here to talk about men, the 31 men in the Senate who oppose VAWA.” Bolton asked the question on all of our minds, “Why are they not willing to help immigrant, native women, and GLBT victims of domestic violence and sexual assault?”

 

Before the end of summer, Congress needs to send a REAL VAWA to the President to sign with all of the inclusive provisions in S. 1925. Like S. 1925, the final VAWA must represent our intentional, bipartisan goal to serve ALL victims and contain NO rollbacks to the current VAWA and we need to get movement so that can happen.  As more and more legislation is stalled due to Congressional gridlock, we need Congressional leaders to hear our strong and united message once and for all: your work on VAWA is not over.  We have too much at stake and doing nothing is not an option. Stand with us as we fight to push VAWA over the finish line!

 

TAKE ACTION NOW!!

 

1) ACTIVATE YOUR NETWORKS TO HAVE A LOCAL DAY OF ACTION

Activate your membership for a local event!!  Organize your members, friends, families and everyone you know who cares about domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking to stand up and speak out.  Organize a vigil, rally, prayer service or other local action in your community to tell Congress that victims cannot wait and a VAWA that mirrors S. 1925 must be reauthorized.   Post and send pictures of your local actions broadly so that Congress will know to act now and pass the Real VAWA.  Be sure to register your event and register on our Facebook page so that we can post it and others in your area can join you. Download the national rally materials and use them in your area to send a unified message.

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE SAMPLE POSTERS AND MESSAGES FOR YOUR ACTIONS!

 

2) JAM THE PHONES!

Each of us must use our telephone from now until o send one national unified message to Congress to pass the REAL VAWA now.  Call House and Senate leadership and insist that they stop the posturing, solve the procedural problems and move quickly to conference.  Tell them:

I urge you to pass a bipartisan VAWA reauthorization bill, like S.1925, that protects ALL victims of violence-doing nothing is not an option. VAWA has positively impacted me/my community in the following way: _______________.   You are our leaders and we know you care about VAWA, so solve the procedural challenge – to the benefit of as many victims as possible – and get VAWA reauthorized.  By reauthorizing a bipartisan VAWA reauthorization bill like S. 1925 that protects all victims of violence, VAWA programs and services can continue to serve victims and make our communities safer.

CALL your member of Congress, 202-224-3121

Here are some more important numbers to call: 

  • Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), (202) 225-0600
  • Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), (202) 225-4000
  • Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), (202) 225-0100
  • Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), (202) 224-3542
  • Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), (202) 224-2541
  • Chair of the Democratic Conference Senator Chuck Schumer, (202) 224-6542

 

3) DO YOU TWEET?  TWEET TO REAUTHORIZE VAWA!

Be sure to use these hashtags!  #ReauthorizeVAWA, #RealVAWA and #VAWA 

  • @NancyPelosi Congress must pass the #RealVAWA bf yourJuly 4th vacation.  This is why:  http://bit.ly/Lj18KQ
  • @SenatorReid Congress must pass the #RealVAWA bf yourJuly 4th vacation.  This is why:  http://bit.ly/Lj18KQ
  • @McConnellPress Congress must pass the #RealVAWA bf yourJuly 4th vacation.  This is why:  http://bit.ly/Lj18KQ
  • @johnboehner Congress must pass the #RealVAWA bf yourJuly 4th vacation.  This is why:  http://bit.ly/Lj18KQ
  • @SenatorBoxer Congress must pass the #RealVAWA bf yourJuly 4th vacation.  This is why:  http://bit.ly/Lj18KQ
  • @ChuckSchumer Congress must pass the #RealVAWA bf yourJuly 4th vacation.  This is why:  http://bit.ly/Lj18KQ
  • Congress must pass the #RealVAWA bf their July 4th vacation.  Join National 10 days of #Action4VAWA to tell them why: http://bit.ly/Lj18KQ
  • I’m joining National 10 Days of #Action4VAWA to tell Congress to pass #RealVAWA bc I want ALL survivors to be safe. http://bit.ly/Lj18KQ
  • [Fill in your Congress Person’s twitter handle]:  Pass the #RealVAWA for ALL survivors!  I’m standing up to take #Action4VAWA: http://bit.ly/Lj18KQ
  • Eunice in OH suffered abuse, but obtained a court order & got permanent residency through #RealVAWA.Take action4vawa
  • @johnboehner Eunice, from OH, was slapped and locked in her closet for failing to satisfy her partner. Will u support all victims? #VAWA
  • A community-based org tht helps Black/Latino LGBT was denied #VAWA funding bc it was “ineligible.” Protect all victims4vawa
  • Sara in NJ applied 4 legal status under #VAWA since her abusive husband liked 2 threaten deportation. Help others applyhttp://bit.ly/PIK9zJ
  • @NancyPelosi, He tried 2 carry out a murder-suicide plan after physically & emotionally abusing Andrea, a CA imm. Will u support #RealVAWA?
  • @senatorreid Plz support #RealVAWA. He chained Claire, an immigrant, to the radiator, beat her with a cord & raped her.4vawa
  • Claire was able to escape abuse & obtain permanent residency through #VAWA. Give others this chance – call your reps!http://bit.ly/PIK9zJ
  • @senatorkirk Mary in IL got a work permit through #VAWA after suffering domestic abuse while pregnant. Will you support all victims?
  • He put a knife to Veronica’s throat & threatened to have her & her fam deported from NM. No1 deserves abuse. #RealVAWA 4vawa

 

FYI – Congressional Leadership Twitter Handles:

  • @NancyPelosi
  • @SenatorReid
  • @McConnellPress
  • @johnboehner

 

4) DO YOU USE FACEBOOK? 

Post the information, flyers and posters to your Facebook page:  4vawa

Post survivor stories and other information about VAWA  to your FB page and check out our FB page for posts you can share 

 Here are more stories you can share:

  • “Although nothing will ever change the horrific and violent events of that day, I am filled with hope for a brighter future because of the services these people provided for my family.” – Julie in FL. Support the Real VAWA that expands protection for survivors. Visit 4vawa  for more info!
  • 10 armed youths repeatedly raped a Floridian woman and poured household chemicals over her body. This victim was not protected by VAWA, but would be under the new Senate version. Take Action Now: http://bit.ly/PIK9zJ
  • “As a member of this body, as a survivor of sexual assault, battery, and from age five through my teenage years, through my early adulthood, I can tell you that it is very traumatic to be here in this body today and to find my colleagues not taking the recommended updates…” – @RepGwenMoore (D-Wis). Tell your reps to vote for the Real VAWA http://bit.ly/PIK9zJ
  • Jenny in AZ had just graduated from college when she became a victim of James Allen Selby, an armed serial rapist who had broken into her home. “Even today, I look behind the door every time I enter a bedroom” Support survivors, support VAWA. 4vawa
  • LGBT people experience violence at the same rates as all communities but have fewer places to turn and face discrimination when seeking services.  VAWA must support ALL survivors!  Support survivors, support VAWA.4vawa

 

5) SCHEDULE IN-DISTRICT VISITS!


We need every senator and representative to understand that this issue impacts their district and their constituents.  Have a meeting with a staffer in your representative’s office and tell them why VAWA is important and why they should get a VAWA passed that is closest to the Senate bill and that protects ALL victims.  Other bills are DANGEROUS for victims, they roll back VAWA protections, abandon Tribal women, immigrant and LGBT victims and are NOT the REAL VAWA.   Instead, we need a bipartisan bill, like S. 1925, that includes ALL victims.

Use tips from our TOOLKIT to:  work with your community, have legislative visits and reach out to policy makers. 

 

 

Thank you – as always for your great work! We’ve had more than 64,000 visits to our website!  Continue to check our website for fact sheets, press coverage, support letters, and updates.

  • Follow us on twitter at @NTFVAWA and “like” our Facebook page where you can find a toolkit and other action and information items.
  • Don’t forget to tweet about VAWA using the hashtags #ReauthorizeVAWA, #RealVAWA and #VAWA.
  • 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-mailing list, send names and contact information including email to  ntfvawaalerts@icasa.org.

 

 

 

ENSURE THAT CONGRESS PASSES A FINAL VAWA

WILL YOU TAKE PART TO ENSURE THAT CONGRESS PASSES A FINAL VAWA THAT INCLUDES ALL VICTIMS AND SCRAPS HOUSE ROLLBACKS?

THANK YOU!!  Because of you, we had a hugely successful rally in DC with hundreds of advocates who told Congress they must get VAWA moving!!  Speakers included Senators Akaka and Leahy, Congresswoman Moore, Michael Bolton and many more.  As Michael Bolton said “I’m here to talk about men, the 31 men in the Senate who oppose VAWA.” Bolton asked the question on all of our minds, “Why are they not willing to help immigrant, native women, and GLBT victims of domestic violence and sexual assault?”

 

Before the end of summer, Congress needs to send a REAL VAWA to the President to sign with all of the inclusive provisions in S. 1925. Like S. 1925, the final VAWA must represent our intentional, bipartisan goal to serve ALL victims and contain NO rollbacks to the current VAWA and we need to get movement so that can happen.  As more and more legislation is stalled due to Congressional gridlock, we need Congressional leaders to hear our strong and united message once and for all: your work on VAWA is not over.  We have too much at stake and doing nothing is not an option. Stand with us as we fight to push VAWA over the finish line!

 

 TAKE LOCAL ACTION NOW!!

 


1) ACTIVATE YOUR NETWORKS TO HAVE A LOCAL DAY OF ACTION

Activate your membership for a local event!!  Organize your members, friends, families and everyone you know who cares about domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking to stand up and speak out.  Organize a vigil, rally, prayer service or other local action in your community to tell Congress that victims cannot wait and a VAWA that mirrors S. 1925 must be reauthorized.   Post and send pictures of your local actions broadly so that Congress will know to act now and pass the Real VAWA.  Be sure to register your event and register on our Facebook page so that we can post it and others in your area can join you. Download the national rally materials and use them in your area to send a unified message.

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE SAMPLE POSTERS AND MESSAGES FOR YOUR ACTIONS!

 

2) JAM THE PHONES!

Each of us must use our telephone from now until o send one national unified message to Congress to pass the REAL VAWA now.  Call House and Senate leadership and insist that they stop the posturing, solve the procedural problems and move quickly to conference.  Tell them:

I urge you to pass a bipartisan VAWA reauthorization bill, like S.1925, that protects ALL victims of violence-doing nothing is not an option. VAWA has positively impacted me/my community in the following way: _______________.   You are our leaders and we know you care about VAWA, so solve the procedural challenge – to the benefit of as many victims as possible – and get VAWA reauthorized.  By reauthorizing a bipartisan VAWA reauthorization bill like S. 1925 that protects all victims of violence, VAWA programs and services can continue to serve victims and make our communities safer.

CALL your member of Congress, 202-224-3121

Here are some more important numbers to call: 

  • Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), (202) 225-0600
  • Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), (202) 225-4000
  • Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), (202) 225-0100
  • Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), (202) 224-3542
  • Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), (202) 224-2541
  • Chair of the Democratic Conference Senator Chuck Schumer, (202) 224-6542

 

3) DO YOU TWEET?  TWEET TO REAUTHORIZE VAWA!

Be sure to use these hashtags!  #ReauthorizeVAWA, #RealVAWA and #VAWA 

  • @NancyPelosi Congress must pass the #RealVAWA bf yourJuly 4th vacation.  This is why:  http://bit.ly/Lj18KQ
  • @SenatorReid Congress must pass the #RealVAWA bf yourJuly 4th vacation.  This is why:  http://bit.ly/Lj18KQ
  • @McConnellPress Congress must pass the #RealVAWA bf yourJuly 4th vacation.  This is why:  http://bit.ly/Lj18KQ
  • @johnboehner Congress must pass the #RealVAWA bf yourJuly 4th vacation.  This is why:  http://bit.ly/Lj18KQ
  • @SenatorBoxer Congress must pass the #RealVAWA bf yourJuly 4th vacation.  This is why:  http://bit.ly/Lj18KQ
  • @ChuckSchumer Congress must pass the #RealVAWA bf yourJuly 4th vacation.  This is why:  http://bit.ly/Lj18KQ
  • Congress must pass the #RealVAWA bf their July 4th vacation.  Join National 10 days of #Action4VAWA to tell them why: http://bit.ly/Lj18KQ
  • I’m joining National 10 Days of #Action4VAWA to tell Congress to pass #RealVAWA bc I want ALL survivors to be safe. http://bit.ly/Lj18KQ
  • [Fill in your Congress Person’s twitter handle]:  Pass the #RealVAWA for ALL survivors!  I’m standing up to take #Action4VAWA: http://bit.ly/Lj18KQ
  • Eunice in OH suffered abuse, but obtained a court order & got permanent residency through #RealVAWA.Take action4vawa
  • @johnboehner Eunice, from OH, was slapped and locked in her closet for failing to satisfy her partner. Will u support all victims? #VAWA
  • A community-based org tht helps Black/Latino LGBT was denied #VAWA funding bc it was “ineligible.” Protect all victims4vawa
  • Sara in NJ applied 4 legal status under #VAWA since her abusive husband liked 2 threaten deportation. Help others applyhttp://bit.ly/PIK9zJ
  • @NancyPelosi, He tried 2 carry out a murder-suicide plan after physically & emotionally abusing Andrea, a CA imm. Will u support #RealVAWA?
  • @senatorreid Plz support #RealVAWA. He chained Claire, an immigrant, to the radiator, beat her with a cord & raped her.4vawa
  • Claire was able to escape abuse & obtain permanent residency through #VAWA. Give others this chance – call your reps!http://bit.ly/PIK9zJ
  • @senatorkirk Mary in IL got a work permit through #VAWA after suffering domestic abuse while pregnant. Will you support all victims?
  • He put a knife to Veronica’s throat & threatened to have her & her fam deported from NM. No1 deserves abuse. #RealVAWA 4vawa

 

FYI – Congressional Leadership Twitter Handles:

  • @NancyPelosi
  • @SenatorReid
  • @McConnellPress
  • @johnboehner

 

4) DO YOU USE FACEBOOK? 

Post the information, flyers and posters to your Facebook page:  4vawa

Post survivor stories and other information about VAWA  to your FB page and check out our FB page for posts you can share 

 Here are more stories you can share:

  • “Although nothing will ever change the horrific and violent events of that day, I am filled with hope for a brighter future because of the services these people provided for my family.” – Julie in FL. Support the Real VAWA that expands protection for survivors. Visit 4vawa  for more info!
  • 10 armed youths repeatedly raped a Floridian woman and poured household chemicals over her body. This victim was not protected by VAWA, but would be under the new Senate version. Take Action Now: http://bit.ly/PIK9zJ
  • “As a member of this body, as a survivor of sexual assault, battery, and from age five through my teenage years, through my early adulthood, I can tell you that it is very traumatic to be here in this body today and to find my colleagues not taking the recommended updates…” – @RepGwenMoore (D-Wis). Tell your reps to vote for the Real VAWA http://bit.ly/PIK9zJ
  • Jenny in AZ had just graduated from college when she became a victim of James Allen Selby, an armed serial rapist who had broken into her home. “Even today, I look behind the door every time I enter a bedroom” Support survivors, support VAWA. 4vawa
  • LGBT people experience violence at the same rates as all communities but have fewer places to turn and face discrimination when seeking services.  VAWA must support ALL survivors!  Support survivors, support VAWA.4vawa

 

5) SCHEDULE IN-DISTRICT VISITS!


We need every senator and representative to understand that this issue impacts their district and their constituents.  Have a meeting with a staffer in your representative’s office and tell them why VAWA is important and why they should get a VAWA passed that is closest to the Senate bill and that protects ALL victims.  Other bills are DANGEROUS for victims, they roll back VAWA protections, abandon Tribal women, immigrant and LGBT victims and are NOT the REAL VAWA.   Instead, we need a bipartisan bill, like S. 1925, that includes ALL victims.

Use tips from our TOOLKIT to:  work with your community, have legislative visits and reach out to policy makers. 

 

Thank you – as always for your great work! We’ve had more than 64,000 visits to our website!  Continue to check our website for fact sheets, press coverage, support letters, and updates.

  • Follow us on twitter at @NTFVAWA and “like” our Facebook page where you can find a toolkit and other action and information items.
  • Don’t forget to tweet about VAWA using the hashtags #ReauthorizeVAWA, #RealVAWA and #VAWA.
  • 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-mailing list, send names and contact information including email to  ntfvawaalerts@icasa.org.

THE NATIONAL 10 DAYS OF ACTION FOR VAWA START THIS WEEK!

WILL YOU TAKE PART TO ENSURE THAT CONGRESS PASSES A FINAL VAWA THAT INCLUDES ALL VICTIMS?

 

Act with us- in DC or your hometown- to tell Congress they must get VAWA moving before they go on their July 4th vacation. Before the end of summer, Congress needs to send a REAL VAWA to the President to sign with all of the inclusive provisions in S. 1925. The final VAWA must serve ALL victims and contain NO rollbacks to the current VAWA and we need to get movement so that can happen. As more and more legislation is stalled due to Congressional gridlock, we need Congressional leaders to hear our strong and united message once and for all: your work on VAWA is not over.  We have too much at stake and doing nothing is not an option. Stand with us during our National 10 Days of Action as we fight to push VAWA over the finish line!

 

PARTICIPATE IN OUR 10 DAYS OF ACTION TO SAVE VAWA FROM JUNE 24 – JULY 4!  DO ONE OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES BELOW!

Click here for updates and new information.


1) JOIN US FOR A RALLY IN DC!

National VAWA Days of Action

Day: Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Location:  U.S. Capitol, Area 9, enter site at the intersection of 1st Street and Constitution Avenue NE.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! 

 

On June 26th a rally on Capitol Hill will spotlight the national VAWA Days of Action campaign that will last until July 4th.  We want Congress to see us on the Hill! Thousands will gather at the US Capitol to directly call upon Congress to reauthorize the REAL VAWA now.  We will send the message to Congress that victims cannot wait and a VAWA that mirrors S. 1925 must be reauthorized. Now is the time to show Congress how important VAWA is to victims, survivors and advocates across the country.  If you cannot attend, send the flier to everyone you know in the DC area, including your Members of Congress and staff, and ask them to join the National Rally.

 

Speakers at the DC rally represent many of the national organizations supporting the reauthorization of the REAL VAWA and a broad cross section of supporters. Speakers include: Musician, Singer and Songwriter Michael Bolton; Colin Goddard, Survivor of the Mass Shooting at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007; The Honorable Daniel K. Akaka, Chairman, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs; Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, National Council of Negro Women; Juan Carlos Arean, Casa De Esperanza; Terry O’Neill, National Organization for Women; Juana Majel, National Congress of American Indians; Veda Shook, Association of Flight Attendants International; Rabbi David Saperstein, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism; Neil Irvin, Men Can Stop Rape; Karin Quimby, Human Rights Campaign; Barbara Palmer, YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel Co.; and many more.

CLICK HERE TO SEE SAMPLE POSTERS AND MESSAGES FOR THE RALLY!

 

2) ACTIVATE YOUR NETWORKS TO HAVE A LOCAL DAY OF ACTION

Activate your membership for a local event!! Organize your members, friends, families and everyone you know who cares about domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking to stand up and speak out. Organize a vigil, rally, prayer service, press conference or other local action in your community to tell Congress that victims cannot wait and a VAWA that mirrors S. 1925 must be reauthorized.  Post and send pictures of your local actions broadly so that Congress will know to act now and pass the Real VAWA. Be sure to register your event and register on our Facebook page so that we can post it and others in your area can join you. Download the national rally materials, flier and poster templates and use them in your area to send a unified message.

 

3) NOT IN DC?  JAM THE PHONES ON TUESDAY, JUNE 26th!

Each of us must use our telephone on June 26th to send one national unified message to Congress to pass the REAL VAWA now.  Call House and Senate leadership and insist that they stop the posturing, solve the procedural problems and move quickly to conference.  Tell them:

I urge you to pass a bipartisan VAWA reauthorization bill, like S.1925, that protects ALL victims of violence-doing nothing is not an option. VAWA has positively impacted me/my community in the following way: _______________.   You are our leaders and we know you care about VAWA, so please find a unanimous consent motion all Senators can agree to, solve the blue slip problem, and free VAWA for final negotiations before you leave for vacation. We will not settle for stalemate. We want a final VAWA this summer so that VAWA programs and services can continue to serve victims and make our communities safer.

 

  • Your Member of Congress, (202)224-3121
  • Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), (202) 225-0600
  • Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), (202) 225-4000
  • Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), (202) 225-0100
  • Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), (202) 224-3542
  • Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), (202) 224-3135
  • Chair of the Democratic Conference Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), (202) 224-6542

 

4) DO YOU TWEET?  TWEET ON JUNE 26TH – JULY 4TH!

Be sure to use these hashtags!  #ReauthorizeVAWA, #RealVAWA and #VAWA 

Sample tweets include:

Congress must pass the #RealVAWA bf their July 4th vacation.  Join National 10 days of #Action4VAWA to tell them why:  http://bit.ly/Lj18KQ

I’m joining National 10 Days of #Action4VAWA to tell Congress to pass #RealVAWA bc I want ALL survivors to be safe.  http://bit.ly/Lj18KQ

[Fill in your Congress Person’s twitter handle]:  Pass the #RealVAWA for ALL survivors!  I’m standing up to take #Action4VAWA: http://bit.ly/Lj18KQ

“The support and services I received gave me my life back” -@itsgabrielleu, actress & survivor. Support #RealVAWA so others can live

“She knew that she had to get out of the relationship for her safety and her children” –Danielle. Support #RealVAWA 4vawa

The night April fled her SC home, her husband had punched and strangled her. #VAWA S.1925 can help her. Take Action: http://bit.ly/PIK9zJ

DV programs wouldn’t help “people like me” – Alma, transgender survivor of violence.  #VAWA must help all survivors 4vawa #LGBT

“Rape Assistance Volunteers told me it wasn’t my fault. I can now look @ myself in the mirror.” –Leanna of CO. #REALVAWA helps survivors

“They beat me & raped me, after that my whole life was different.” Gabe of IL. #VAWA must help all survivors 4vawa

Sexual assault of men remains “a silent epidemic” –Gabe of IL. Support a #VAWA tht helps all victims of violence 4vawa

Police said “what do you want us to do?  You’re both men” –Victor, survivor of DV.  #VAWA must help all survivors 4vawa

@johnboehner, HR4970 is not the #RealVAWA, take up the Senate version & protect all victims of violence!

@SenJohnMcCain plz share Jenny in AZ’s story: “Even today, I look behind the door every time I enter a bedroom” http://bit.ly/MABIX0 #VAWA

“Rapists take away your childhood, your innocence, your spirit.” –Sasha of WI. Support #RealVAWA so survivors have hope http://bit.ly/PIK9zJ

“So many girls still are silent, maybe because they don’t know where to turn” –Missy, VA. #VAWA provides somewhere to turn 4vawa 

FYI – Congressional Leadership Twitter Handles:

@NancyPelosi

@SenatorReid

@McConnellPress

@johnboehner

 

4) DO YOU USE FACEBOOK? 

Join the National 10 Days of Action for VAWA Facebook page  and check back for updates!

Post the information, flyers and posters to your Facebook page.

Post survivor stories and other information about VAWA  to your FB page and check out our FB page for posts you can share.

  • “Although nothing will ever change the horrific and violent events of that day, I am filled with hope for a brighter future because of the services these people provided for my family.” – Julie in FL. Support the Real VAWA that expands protection for survivors. Visit 4vawa  for more info!
  •  10 armed youths repeatedly raped a Floridian woman and poured household chemicals over her body. This victim was not protected by VAWA, but would be under the new Senate version. Take Action Now: http://bit.ly/PIK9zJ
  • “As a member of this body, as a survivor of sexual assault, battery, and from age five through my teenage years, through my early adulthood, I can tell you that it is very traumatic to be here in this body today and to find my colleagues not taking the recommended updates…” – @RepGwenMoore (D-Wis). Tell your reps to vote for the Real VAWA http://bit.ly/PIK9zJ
  • Jenny in AZ had just graduated from college when she became a victim of James Allen Selby, an armed serial rapist who had broken into her home. “Even today, I look behind the door every time I enter a bedroom” Support survivors, support VAWA. 4vawa
  • LGBT people experience violence at the same rates as all communities but have fewer places to turn and face discrimination when seeking services.  VAWA must support ALL survivors!  Support survivors, support VAWA. 4vawa

 

5) SCHEDULE IN-DISTRICT VISITS!

We need every Senator and Representative to understand that this issue impacts their district and their constituents. Have a meeting with a staffer in your Representative’s office and tell them why VAWA is important and why they should get a VAWA passed that is closest to the Senate bill and that protects ALL victims. Other bills are DANGEROUS for victims, they roll back VAWA protections, abandon Tribal women, immigrant an LGBT victims and are NOT the REAL VAWA.  Instead, we need a bipartisan bill that includes ALL victims.

 Use tips from our TOOLKIT to: work with your community, have legislative visits and reach out to policy makers. 

 

Thank you, as always,  for your great work!

 

  • We’ve had over 59,000 visits to our website!  Be sure to conintue to heck our website for fact sheets, press coverage, support letters and updates.
  • Follow us on twitter at @NTFVAWA and “like” our Facebook page where you can find a toolkit and other action and information items:
  • Don’t forget to tweet about VAWA using the hashtags #ReauthorizeVAWA, #RealVAWA and #VAWA.
  • 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-mailing list, send names and contact information including email to  ntfvawaalerts@icasa.org.

THE NATIONAL 10 DAYS OF ACTION FOR VAWA START THIS WEEK!

WILL YOU TAKE PART TO ENSURE THAT CONGRESS PASSES A FINAL VAWA THAT INCLUDES ALL VICTIMS?

 

Act with us- in DC or your hometown- to tell Congress they must get VAWA moving before they go on their July 4th vacation. Before the end of summer, Congress needs to send a REAL VAWA to the President to sign with all of the inclusive provisions in S. 1925. The final VAWA must serve ALL victims and contain NO rollbacks to the current VAWA and we need to get movement so that can happen. As more and more legislation is stalled due to Congressional gridlock, we need Congressional leaders to hear our strong and united message once and for all: your work on VAWA is not over.  We have too much at stake and doing nothing is not an option. Stand with us during our National 10 Days of Action as we fight to push VAWA over the finish line!

 

PARTICIPATE IN OUR 10 DAYS OF ACTION TO SAVE VAWA FROM JUNE 24TH – JULY 4TH!  DO ONE OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES BELOW!

Click here for updates and new information.


1) JOIN US FOR A RALLY IN DC!

National VAWA Days of Action

Day: Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Location:  U.S. Capitol, Area 9, enter site at the intersection of 1st Street and Constitution Avenue NE.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! 

 

On June 26th a rally on Capitol Hill will spotlight the national VAWA Days of Action campaign that will last until July 4th.  We want Congress to see us on the Hill! Thousands will gather at the US Capitol to directly call upon Congress to reauthorize the REAL VAWA now.  We will send the message to Congress that victims cannot wait and a VAWA that mirrors S. 1925 must be reauthorized. Now is the time to show Congress how important VAWA is to victims, survivors and advocates across the country.  If you cannot attend, send the flier to everyone you know in the DC area, including your Members of Congress and staff, and ask them to join the National Rally.

 

Speakers at the DC rally represent many of the national organizations supporting the reauthorization of the REAL VAWA and a broad cross section of supporters. Speakers include: Musician, Singer and Songwriter Michael Bolton; Colin Goddard, Survivor of the Mass Shooting at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007; The Honorable Daniel K. Akaka, Chairman, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs; Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, National Council of Negro Women; Juan Carlos Arean, Casa De Esperanza; Terry O’Neill, National Organization for Women; Juana Majel, National Congress of American Indians; Veda Shook, Association of Flight Attendants International; Rabbi David Saperstein, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism; Neil Irvin, Men Can Stop Rape; Karin Quimby, Human Rights Campaign; Barbara Palmer, YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel Co.; and many more.

CLICK HERE TO SEE SAMPLE POSTERS AND MESSAGES FOR THE RALLY!

 

2) ACTIVATE YOUR NETWORKS TO HAVE A LOCAL DAY OF ACTION

Activate your membership for a local event!! Organize your members, friends, families and everyone you know who cares about domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking to stand up and speak out. Organize a vigil, rally, prayer service, press conference or other local action in your community to tell Congress that victims cannot wait and a VAWA that mirrors S. 1925 must be reauthorized.  Post and send pictures of your local actions broadly so that Congress will know to act now and pass the Real VAWA. Be sure to register your event and register on our Facebook page so that we can post it and others in your area can join you. Download the national rally materials, flier and poster templates and use them in your area to send a unified message.

 

3) NOT IN DC?  JAM THE PHONES ON TUESDAY, JUNE 26th!

Each of us must use our telephone on June 26th to send one national unified message to Congress to pass the REAL VAWA now.  Call House and Senate leadership and insist that they stop the posturing, solve the procedural problems and move quickly to conference.  Tell them:

I urge you to pass a bipartisan VAWA reauthorization bill, like S.1925, that protects ALL victims of violence-doing nothing is not an option. VAWA has positively impacted me/my community in the following way: _______________.   You are our leaders and we know you care about VAWA, so please find a unanimous consent motion all Senators can agree to, solve the blue slip problem, and free VAWA for final negotiations before you leave for vacation. We will not settle for stalemate. We want a final VAWA this summer so that VAWA programs and services can continue to serve victims and make our communities safer.

 

  • Your Member of Congress, (202)224-3121
  • Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), (202) 225-0600
  • Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), (202) 225-4000
  • Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), (202) 225-0100
  • Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), (202) 224-3542
  • Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), (202) 224-3135
  • Chair of the Democratic Conference Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), (202) 224-6542

 

4) DO YOU TWEET?  TWEET ON JUNE 26TH – JULY 4TH!

Be sure to use these hashtags!  #ReauthorizeVAWA, #RealVAWA and #VAWA 

Sample tweets include:

Congress must pass the #RealVAWA bf their July 4th vacation.  Join National 10 days of #Action4VAWA to tell them why:  http://bit.ly/Lj18KQ

I’m joining National 10 Days of #Action4VAWA to tell Congress to pass #RealVAWA bc I want ALL survivors to be safe.  http://bit.ly/Lj18KQ

[Fill in your Congress Person’s twitter handle]:  Pass the #RealVAWA for ALL survivors!  I’m standing up to take #Action4VAWA: http://bit.ly/Lj18KQ

“The support and services I received gave me my life back” -@itsgabrielleu, actress & survivor. Support #RealVAWA so others can live

“She knew that she had to get out of the relationship for her safety and her children” –Danielle. Support #RealVAWA 4vawa

The night April fled her SC home, her husband had punched and strangled her. #VAWA S.1925 can help her. Take Action: http://bit.ly/PIK9zJ

DV programs wouldn’t help “people like me” – Alma, transgender survivor of violence.  #VAWA must help all survivors 4vawa #LGBT

“Rape Assistance Volunteers told me it wasn’t my fault. I can now look @ myself in the mirror.” –Leanna of CO. #REALVAWA helps survivors

“They beat me & raped me, after that my whole life was different.” Gabe of IL. #VAWA must help all survivors 4vawa

Sexual assault of men remains “a silent epidemic” –Gabe of IL. Support a #VAWA tht helps all victims of violence 4vawa

Police said “what do you want us to do?  You’re both men” –Victor, survivor of DV.  #VAWA must help all survivors 4vawa

@johnboehner, HR4970 is not the #RealVAWA, take up the Senate version & protect all victims of violence!

@SenJohnMcCain plz share Jenny in AZ’s story: “Even today, I look behind the door every time I enter a bedroom” http://bit.ly/MABIX0 #VAWA

“Rapists take away your childhood, your innocence, your spirit.” –Sasha of WI. Support #RealVAWA so survivors have hope http://bit.ly/PIK9zJ

“So many girls still are silent, maybe because they don’t know where to turn” –Missy, VA. #VAWA provides somewhere to turn 4vawa 

FYI – Congressional Leadership Twitter Handles:

@NancyPelosi

@SenatorReid

@McConnellPress

@johnboehner

 

4) DO YOU USE FACEBOOK? 

Join the National 10 Days of Action for VAWA Facebook page  and check back for updates!

Post the information, flyers and posters to your Facebook page.

Post survivor stories and other information about VAWA  to your FB page and check out our FB page for posts you can share.

  • “Although nothing will ever change the horrific and violent events of that day, I am filled with hope for a brighter future because of the services these people provided for my family.” – Julie in FL. Support the Real VAWA that expands protection for survivors. Visit 4vawa  for more info!
  •  10 armed youths repeatedly raped a Floridian woman and poured household chemicals over her body. This victim was not protected by VAWA, but would be under the new Senate version. Take Action Now: http://bit.ly/PIK9zJ
  • “As a member of this body, as a survivor of sexual assault, battery, and from age five through my teenage years, through my early adulthood, I can tell you that it is very traumatic to be here in this body today and to find my colleagues not taking the recommended updates…” – @RepGwenMoore (D-Wis). Tell your reps to vote for the Real VAWA http://bit.ly/PIK9zJ
  • Jenny in AZ had just graduated from college when she became a victim of James Allen Selby, an armed serial rapist who had broken into her home. “Even today, I look behind the door every time I enter a bedroom” Support survivors, support VAWA. 4vawa
  • LGBT people experience violence at the same rates as all communities but have fewer places to turn and face discrimination when seeking services.  VAWA must support ALL survivors!  Support survivors, support VAWA. 4vawa

 

5) SCHEDULE IN-DISTRICT VISITS!

We need every Senator and Representative to understand that this issue impacts their district and their constituents. Have a meeting with a staffer in your Representative’s office and tell them why VAWA is important and why they should get a VAWA passed that is closest to the Senate bill and that protects ALL victims. Other bills are DANGEROUS for victims, they roll back VAWA protections, abandon Tribal women, immigrant an LGBT victims and are NOT the REAL VAWA.  Instead, we need a bipartisan bill that includes ALL victims.

 Use tips from our TOOLKIT to: work with your community, have legislative visits and reach out to policy makers. 

 

Thank you, as always,  for your great work!

 

  • We’ve had over 59,000 visits to our website!  Be sure to conintue to heck our website for fact sheets, press coverage, support letters and updates.
  • Follow us on twitter at @NTFVAWA and “like” our Facebook page where you can find a toolkit and other action and information items:
  • Don’t forget to tweet about VAWA using the hashtags #ReauthorizeVAWA, #RealVAWA and #VAWA.
  • 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-mailing list, send names and contact information including email to  ntfvawaalerts@icasa.org.

TAKE PART IN OUR NATIONAL 10 DAYS OF ACTION FOR VAWA!

Tell Congressional Leadership: Get The REAL VAWA (S.1925) Passed!

Time is running out! Act with us- in DC or your hometown- to tell Congress they must pass a VAWA before they go on their July 4th vacation as part of our National 10 Days of Action for VAWA!

Congress needs to send a REAL VAWA, with all of the provisions in S. 1925 included, to the President that serves ALL victims and contains NO rollbacks to the current VAWA.  As more and more legislation is stalled due to Congressional gridlock, we need Congressional leaders to hear our strong and united message once and for all: your work on VAWA is not over.  We have too much at stake and doing nothing is not an option.

Stand with us as during our National 10 Days of Action as we fight to push VAWA over the finish line!

 

PARTICIPATE IN OUR 10 DAYS OF ACTION TO SAVE VAWA FROM JUNE 24 – JULY 4TH!  DO ONE OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING SIX ACTIVITIES!

Be sure to Check out our VAWA 10 Days Of Action Page on our website.

 

JOIN US IN DC!

National VAWA Days of Action

  • Day: Tuesday, June 26, 2012
  • Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m
  • Location:  U.S. Capitol, Area 9, enter site at the intersection of 1st Street and Constitution Avenue

 

On June 26th a rally on Capitol Hill will spotlight the national VAWA Days of Action campaign that will last until July 4th.  We want Congress to see us on the Hill. Thousands will gather at the US Capitol to directly call upon Congress to reauthorize the REAL VAWA now.  We will send the message to Congress that victims cannot wait and a VAWA that mirrors S. 1925 must be reauthorized. Now is the time to show Congress how important VAWA is to victims, survivors and advocates across the country.   If you cannot attend send the flier to everyone you know in the DC area, including your members of Congress and staff, and ask them to join the National Rally.

Speakers at the DC rally include national organizations supporting the reauthorization of the REAL VAWA and a broad cross section of supporters. 

Speakers include:

  • Singer and Songwriter, Michael Bolton
  • The Honorable Daniel K. Akaka, Chairman, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
  • Dr. Avis Jones-Deweever, National Council of Negro Women
  • Juan Carlos Arean, Casa De Esperanza
  • Terry O’Neill, National Organization for Women
  • Juana Majel, National Congress of American Indians: and many more

Click here to download flyers, posters, and handouts for the rally! 

 

ACTIVATE YOUR NETWORKS TO HAVE A LOCAL DAY OF ACTION 

Activate your membership for a local event!!  Organize your members, friends, families and everyone you know who cares about domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking to stand up and speak out.  Organize a vigil, rally, prayer service or other local action in your community to tell Congress that victims cannot wait and a VAWA that mirrors S. 1925 must be reauthorized.   Post and send pictures of your local actions broadly so that Congress will know to act now and pass the Real VAWA.  Be sure to register your event here  and on our Facebook page so that we can post it and others in your area can join you.  Download the national rally materials and use them in your area to send a unified message. 

 

NOT IN DC?  JAM THE PHONES ON TUESDAY, JUNE 26th! 

Each of us must use our telephone on June 26th to send one national unified message to Congress to pass the REAL VAWA now.  Call House and Senate leadership and insist that they stop the posturing, solve the procedural problems and move quickly to conference.  Tell them:

I urge you to pass a bipartisan VAWA reauthorization bill, like S.1925, that protects ALL victims of violence-doing nothing is not an option. VAWA has positively impacted me/my community in the following way: _______________.   You are our leaders and we know you care about VAWA, so solve the procedural challenge – to the benefit of as many victims as possible – and get VAWA reauthorized.  By reauthorizing a bipartisan VAWA reauthorization bill like S. 1925 that protects all victims of violence, VAWA programs and services can continue to serve victims and make our communities safer.

 

CALL YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS, 202-224-3121

  • Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), (202) 225-0600
  • Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), (202) 225-4000
  • Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), (202) 225-0100
  • Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), (202) 224-3542
  • Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), (202) 224-2541
  • Chair of the Democratic Conference Senator Chuck Schumer (202) 224-6542

 

DO YOU TWEET?  TWEET ON JUNE 26TH – JULY 4TH! 

Be sure to use these hashtags!  #ReauthorizeVAWA, #RealVAWA and #VAWA 

Sample tweets for June 26th:

  • Congress must pass the #RealVAWA bf their July 4th vacation.  Join National 10 days of #Action4VAWA to tell them why:  http://bit.ly/Lj18KQ
  • I’m joining National 10 Days of #Action4VAWA to tell Congress to pass #RealVAWA bc I want ALL survivors to be safe.  http://bit.ly/Lj18KQ
  • [Fill in your Congress Person’s twitter handle]:  Pass the #RealVAWA for ALL survivors!  I’m standing up to take #Action4VAWA: http://bit.ly/Lj18KQ 

 

DO YOU USE FACEBOOK? 

  • Click here, to join the National 10 Days of Action for VAWA Facebook page, and be sure to check back for updates! 
  • Post the information, flyers and posters to your Facebook page with this link  4vawa 

 

SCHEDULE IN DISTRICT VISITS!

We need every senator and representative to understand that this issue impacts their district and their constituents.  Have a meeting with a staffer in your representative’s office and tell them why VAWA is important and why they should get a VAWA passed that is closest to the Senate bill and that protects ALL victims.  Other bills are DANGEROUS for victims, they roll back VAWA protections, abandon Tribal women, immigrant an LGBT victims and are NOT the REAL VAWA.   Instead, we need a bipartisan bill that includes ALL victims. 

Use tips from our TOOLKIT to:  work with your community, have legislative visits and reach out to policy makers. 


Thank you – as always for your great work!

  • We’ve had over 57,000 visits to our website!  Be sure to come back often for fact sheets, press coverage, support letters and updates.
  • Follow us on twitter at @NTFVAWA and “like” our Facebook page where you can find a toolkit and other action and information items.
  • Don’t forget to tweet about VAWA using the hashtags #ReauthorizeVAWA, #RealVAWA and #VAWA.
  • 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-mailing list, send names and contact information including email to  ntfvawaalerts@icasa.org.

  

Stand up!  Speak out!  Join the hundreds and be a part of 10 Days of Action across the United states to reauthorize the REAL VAWA.  Speakers include: The Honorable Daniel K. Akaka, Chairman, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs; Dr. Avis Jones-Deweever, National Council of Negro Women; Juan Carlos Arean, Casa De Esperanza; Terry O’Neill, National Organization for Women, Juana Majel, National Congress of American Indians; and many more.

Register Your Participation Here, to let us know your coming.  See you on the 26th!

 

SAVE VAWA

VAWA 10 Days of Action

 

Stand up!  Speak out! 


Join us in Washington DC as we Rally to SAVE THE REAL VAWA.

When:  June 26th from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Where:  U.S. Capitol at 1st Street and Constitution Avenue.

Register:  Click here and let us know your coming to the DC Rally.

Actions to SAVE VAWA will be taking place across the United States!  If you can't make it to Washington DC, join others across the country or start your own rally, vigil, or walk in your area.  Click here to let us know when and where your local actions will be held, and we'll post it on 4vawa.org so others can join you!

Click here to view a map of events across the country! 

Print out the posters and flyers below.  Share them and bring them with you!

 

 

 

 

For those of you meeting up across the country, use this VAWA flyer template to enter your own details on when and were your rally, vigil, or walk will take place.

 

SAVE VAWA

SAVE VAWA

10 DAYS OF ACTION

In support of the REAL bill to help all victims and to reauthorize the

Violence Against Women Act

 

NATIONAL RALLY

JUNE 26th, 2012 


@ U.S. Capitol, at 1st Street &

Constitution Ave.

 

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

 

Stand up! Speak out! Join the hundreds and be part of 10 Days of Action across the

United States to reauthorize the REAL VAWA. Speakers include:

The Honorable Daniel K. Akaka, Chairman, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

Dr. Avis Jones-Deweever, National Council of Negro Women

Juan Carlos Arean, Casa De Esperanza;

Terry O’Neill, National Organization for Women,

Juana Majel, National Congress of American Indians;

and many more.

 

Register Your Participation Here


 

 

 

Tell Congressional Leadership: Get A Final VAWA Passed!

Do it now, do it right, do your job!

We need to push Congress to act on VAWA before it’s too late! And the VAWA that is passed MUST be the real VAWA that serves ALL victims and contains NO rollbacks to the current VAWA. As more and more legislation is stalled due to Congressional gridlock, we need Congressional leaders to hear our strong and united message once and for all: your work on VAWA is not over. We need you to work out a way to go to conference and send a bill to the President that closely mirrors the bipartisan Senate-passed bill, S. 1925, the REAL VAWA. Victims of violence and the counseling, medical, law enforcement and service provider professionals who serve them are relying on you to pass an inclusive VAWA bill- we have too much at stake and doing nothing is not an option. 

 

ACTION 1: PLEASE CONTACT HOUSE AND SENATE LEADERSHIP WITH THIS MESSAGE TODAY! We are holding leaders of both parties responsible for making this happen.

ACTION 2: LEARN ABOUT OUR NATIONAL WEEK OF ACTION FOR VAWA FROM JUNE 26TH to JULY 4TH! SEE DETAILS BELOW ABOUT PLANNING EVENTS IN YOUR COMMUNITY.  

 

ACTION 1:  CALL HOUSE AND SENATE LEADERSHIP AND INSIST THAT THEY STOP THE POSTURING, SOLVE THE PROCEDURAL PROBLEMS AND MOVE QUICKLY TO CONFERENCE.  Tell them:   

I urge you to pass a bipartisan VAWA reauthorization bill, like S.1925, that protects ALL victims of violence-doing nothing is not an option. VAWA has positively impacted me/my community in the following way: _______________.  By reauthorizing a bipartisan VAWA reauthorization bill like S. 1925 that protects all victims of violence, VAWA programs and services can continue to serve victims and make our communities safer.

 

  • Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), (202) 225-0600
  • Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), (202) 225-4000
  • Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), (202) 225-0100
  • Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), (202) 224-3542
  • Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), (202) 224-2541
  • Chair of the Democratic Conference Senator Chuck Schumer, (202) 224-6542

 

Action 2: PARTICIPATE IN OUR NATIONAL WEEK OF ACTION FOR VAWA!

On June 26th a Rally on Capitol Hill will launch the national VAWA Days of Action campaign that will last until July 4th.  We call upon you to organize vigils, rallies and local actions in your communities and at your Congressional District offices to tell Congress that victims cannot wait and a VAWA that mirrors S. 1925 must be reauthorized. Now is the time to show Congress how important VAWA is to victims, survivors and advocates across the country.  Organize your members, friends, families and everyone you know who cares about domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking to stand up and speak out.  Start your local planning efforts today! More details to come.

 

Thank you - as always for your great work! 

  • We’ve had more than 55,000 visits to our website!  Contine to visit 4vawa.org  for fact sheets, press coverage, support letters, and updates. 
  • Follow us on twitter at @NTFVAWA and “like” our Facebook page where you can find a toolkit and other action and information items.
  • Don’t forget to tweet about VAWA using the hashtags #ReauthorizeVAWA, #RealVAWA and #VAWA.
  • 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-mailing list, send names and contact information including email to  ntfvawaalerts@icasa.org.

Congress MUST pass a Violence Against Women Act!

Doing nothing is not an option. Take Action!

Everyone has done a great job with your meetings, letters to the editors, calls and emails. We are working on a final push to get Congress to pass VAWA.  During the next three weeks your efforts are essential and will determine the passage of the Real VAWA.

In these final days Congress must see a groundswell that cannot be ignored.  We are issuing a call for a National Day of Action on Tuesday, June 26th to reauthorize the real VAWA.  On that day we will be organizing a national action on Capitol Hill and local actions across this country.  Every justice loving person is needed now to raise their voice and tell Congress not to go backward but move forward to reauthorize the Real VAWA.

We need to get a VAWA passed that protects ALL victims!  Your calls, emails, letters and tweets are working and now is the time to take it a step further.  We want to show Congress how important this is to victims, survivors and advocates across the country.  So please save the date for a NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION – JUNE 26, 2012.  We will be sending more information to you shortly but want to make sure you get this date on your calendar and tell your members, constituents, friends, families and everyone you know who cares about domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking!

Lastly, we know there has been a lot of news about a technical “blue slip” problem with the Senate bill.  We fully expect to get this issue resolved so that both the House and the Senate bills will be considered during discussions to craft a final version of VAWA and get it to the President.  We know that ALL victims need protection and we want to tell the world why on the National Day of Action!

 

Thank you – as always for your great work!

  • We’ve had over 53,000 visits to our website!  Make sure to continute to visit our website for fact sheets, press coverage, support letters, and updates.
  • Follow us on twitter at @NTFVAWA and “like” our Facebook page where you can find a toolkit and other action and information items.
  • Don’t forget to tweet about VAWA using the hashtags #ReauthorizeVAWA, #RealVAWA and #VAWA.
  • 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-mailing list, send names and contact information including email to Sean Black, sblack@icasa.org.

Tell Your Members of Congress: Get VAWA Done!

 Doing nothing is NOT an option!

Congress needs to keep hearing about VAWA! Please contact your own Senators and Representatives and House and Senate leadership today with a simple message:

Your work on VAWA is NOT over. We need you to go to conference and send a bill to the President that closely mirrors the bipartisan Senate-passed bill, S. 1925, the REAL VAWA. Victims of violence and the professionals who serve them are relying on you to pass an inclusive VAWA bill-- doing nothing is NOT an option!

ACTION 1: Urge your Representatives and Senators to go to conference and swiftly pass a VAWA that includes all victims!

ACTION 2: Contact House and Senate leadership to urge them to stop stalling on VAWA and go to conference to produce a VAWA that includes all victims!

ACTION 1:  PLEASE CONTACT– BY PHONE, EMAIL, AT A TOWN HALL MEETING OR VISIT IN-PERSON AT THE DC OR DISTRICT OFFICE - YOUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES. Use these links to find contact information for your Representatives and Senators, and tell them:

I/we urge you to encourage your party’s leaders to move swiftly to a conference on VAWA and send the President a bill that closely mirrors S. 1925, a strong, bipartisan Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill that protects all vulnerable victims. Victims of violence and the professionals who serve them cannot afford to wait any longer to see this bill passed. Stalemate is not an option. I/we strongly urge Congress to move quickly to conference and send an inclusive VAWA reauthorization bill to the President’s desk to sign.

ACTION 2:  CALL HOUSE AND SENATE LEADERSHIP AND TELL THEM TO MOVE QUICKLY TO CONFERENCE.  Tell them: 

You must pass a bipartisan VAWA reauthorization bill, like S.1925, that protects ALL victims of violence. Doing nothing is not an option- the only option is acting NOW to pass VAWA.

  • Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), (202) 225-0600
  • Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), (202) 225-4000
  • Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), (202) 225-0100
  • Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), (202) 224-3542 
  • Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), (202) 225-2541

Thank you.  As always for your great work!

  • We’ve had over 51,000 visits to our website!  Continue to check our website for fact sheets, press coverage, support letters and updates.
  • Follow us on twitter at @NTFVAWA and “like” our Facebook page where you can find a toolkit and other action and information items.
  • Don’t forget to tweet about VAWA using the hashtags #ReauthorizeVAWA #RealVAWA and #VAWA.
  • 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-mailing list, send names and contact information including email to Sean Black, sblack@icasa.org.

Tell your Congressperson - get the Real VAWA to the President!

S. 1925 is the bill that health, law enforcement and service professionals – along with thousands of advocates in every state and community - contributed to and support.

Thank you to all of you who we know are working every day to get the real VAWA enacted.   Your work is paying off! 

  • Congress needs to keep hearing about VAWA!  NTF supports the enactment of S. 1925, the REAL VAWA.  The Senate bill includes your recommendations and the recommendations of thousands of victim services experts across the country and improves protections for victims. 
  • The House bill includes dangerous provisions which fundamentally alter and weaken key tenets of VAWA and does not address the most urgent needs of victims.  It fundamentally changes the purpose of VAWA.
  • Both bills will be brought to conference so that both the House and Senate leaders can agree on a bill to send to the President – we need to tell our legislators that they need to reject the exclusionary and harmful House bill and send S. 1925 to the President because it protects ALL victims.

ACTION 1:  There are significant differences in the Senate and House bill – and the NTF supports the Senate bill because it supports ALL survivors AND does not roll back existing protections in the law.  Please take action to urge your legislators to send S. 1925 to the President.

ACTION 2:  Your letters to the editor helped tremendously!  Keep them coming – send a letter to the editor today!

 

ACTION 1:  PLEASE CONTACT – BY PHONE, EMAIL, AT A TOWN HALL MEETING OR VISIT IN-PERSON AT THE DC OR DISTRICT OFFICE - YOUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES.  (Use these links to find contact information for your Representative and Senators). Tell them:

I/we urge you to encourage your party’s leaders to move swiftly to a conference or agreement on VAWA and send the President S. 1925, which is a strong, bipartisan Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill that protects all vulnerable victims. S. 1925 includes the input and recommendations of – and support of - thousands of advocates across the country and protects ALL victims.  H.R. 4970 ROLLS BACK protections for victims, it EXCLUDES victims of violence and it REJECTS AND IGNORES input of thousands of experienced victim service advocates. There is still time for you to support a VAWA that protects ALL victims. I strongly urge Congress to quickly move past politics and send S. 1925 to the President so that victims everywhere are protected.

In particular we need to reach the legislators who believed they were voting for VAWA but made the wrong decision in the House and urge them to stand up for the real VAWA and pledge their support for a final bill that encompasses all the protections, programs and services found in the Senate bill.  Please reach out especially to the following Representatives who voted for H.R. 4970,  the WRONG VAWA in the House, and tell them they have the chance to support the real VAWA and stand up for ALL victims. 

  • Barrow, John (D- Georgia 12th), 202 225 2823
  • Berkley, Shelley (D – Nevada 1st), 225 5965 
  • Boren, Dan (D – Oklahoma 2nd), 202 225-2701
  • Matheson, Jim (D – Utah 2nd), 202 225 3011
  • McIntyre, Mike (D – North Carolina 7th), 202 225 2731
  • Peterson, Collin (D – Minnesota 7th), 202 225 2165

 

We also need to thank those who stood with us and voted AGAINST H.R. 4970.  Please let these legislators know that you appreciate their support for ALL victims and their courage in voting against the bad House bill and ask for their continued support for the real VAWA found in the Senate bill:

  • Amash, Justin (R– Michigan 3rd), 202 225 3831
  • Bartlett, Roscoe (R – Maryland 6th),,202 225 2721
  • Bass, Charles (R – New Hampshire 2nd), 202 225 5206
  • Berg, Rick (R – North Dakota at-large), 202 225 2611
  • Biggert, Judy (R – Illinois 13th), 202 225 3515  
  • Davis, Geoff (R – Kentucky 4th), 202 225 3465
  • Diaz-Balart, Mario (R – Florida 21st), 202 225 4211
  • Dold, Robert (R  – Illinois 10th), 202 225 4835
  • Garrett, Scott (R – New Jersey 5th), 202 225 4465
  • Gosar, Paul (R – Arizona 1st), 202 225 2315
  • Hanna, Richard (R – New York 24th) 202 225 3665
  • Huelskamp, Tim (R – Kansas 1st), 202 225 1601
  • LaTourette, Steven (R – Ohio 14th), 202 225 5731
  • McClintock, Tom – California 4th), 202 225 2511
  • Meehan, Patrick (R – Pennsylvania 7th), 202 225 2011
  • Platts, Todd (R – Pennsylvania 19th), 202 225 5836
  • Poe, Ted (R – Texas 2nd), 202 225 4302
  • Rivera, David (R – Florida 25th), 202 225 2778
  • Rohrabacher, Dana (R – California 46th), 202 225 2415
  • Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana (R – Florida 18th), 202 225 3931
  • Wolf, Frank (R – Virginia 10th), 202 225 5136

Please reiterate the above message – and feel free to use these talking points, which point out why S. 1925 is the Real VAWA and how H.R. 4970 ROLLS BACK protections for victims. For example, H.R. 4970:

  • FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGES THE PURPOSE OF VAWA - REJECTS the input of thousands of advocates who say that S. 1925 is the bill that will serve victims the best and TAKES OUT the provisions in VAWA that allow for advocates to engage in a community coordinated state implementation plan under STOP.  Instead, H.R. 4970 gives administrators permission to
    ignore consultations with community organizations in planning their VAWA programs and spending.
  • EXCLUDES victims:  H.R. 4970 entirely excludes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) victims; limits the U visa program, barring the use of unused visas, AND WILL PUNISH victims WHO WORK with law enforcement to bring perpetrators to justice; fails to address the crisis of violence against American Indian women by not recognizing tribal court authority to hold perpetrators accountable. This bill takes away the ability of all Communities of Color to addressviolence against women  in their communities and rolls back on resources for Women of Color and their communities that were gained in 2005. Because it excludes the most vulnerable victims, H.R. 4970 creates a host of protections for abusers.
  • TAKES MONEY FROM VICTIMS SERVICE PROVIDERS and spends it on more bureaucracy.

 

ACTION 2:  SEND A LETTER TO THE EDITOR. 

Your letters to the editor were instrumental in the progress we’ve made so far – keep them coming!  Use this sample letter and send it to your local paper.

To the Editor,

Congress has yet to send the Violence Against Women Act to the President for his signature.  The Senate bill, S. 1925, is a strong, bipartisan bill that will reauthorize essential laws and programs for another five years and build on effective, existing programs to meet the changing needs of victims of domestic and sexual violence.  The Senate bill was crafted over two years with input from thousands of advocates across the country and represents the needs of victims of domestic and sexual violence.  The House bill, H.R. 4970, rolls back many protections for victims, excludes victims and takes money from victim service provider to create more bureaucracy – in short, it fundamentally changes the purpose of VAWA.

VAWA saves lives and money – $12.6 billion in its first 6 years alone.  Approximately $400 million in annual funding supports local law enforcement, prosecution, courts, and victim services.  Since its passage in 1994, all states have strengthened rape laws and the number of individuals killed by an intimate partner has decreased by 34% for women and 57% for men.

Critics of the Senate bill fear that the bill will help “too many” victims.  Critics say S. 1925 gives immigrants a “new” way to enter the U.S., while in reality, provisions to protect abused immigrants have been in place since 1994.  They also claim S. 1925 would force all domestic violence and sexual assault programs to serve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) victims or be charged with discrimination.  In reality, S. 1925 has a provision that allows states to fund services specifically targeted to LGBT victims, who are often turned away or denied services because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.  They say S. 1925 violates the Constitution by giving tribal courts the authority to punish non-Indians for committing domestic violence on tribal lands where 1 in 3 American Indian women will be raped in their lifetime. In fact, S. 1925 requires tribal courts to provide the same constitutional protections afforded to defendants in state criminal courts.   S. 1925 was crafted carefully with the input of thousands of advocates in the field who know what victims of violence need.  It’s the right bill for victims of violence.

Senate leadership must move quickly to bring S. 1925 to the floor.  The Senate bill says, unequivocally, to all victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking, “We will help you wherever and whenever you need help.” The time has come for Congress to send this bill to the President. 

Sincerely,
[Name, Title, Organization, Contact Info]

 

Thank you – as always for your great work!!

  • We’ve had over 50,000 visits to our website!  Continue to check our website for fact sheets, press coverage, support letters and updates.
  • Follow us on twitter at @NTFVAWA and “like” our Facebook page where you can find a toolkit and other action and information items: .
  • Don’t forget to tweet about VAWA using the hashtags #ReauthorizeVAWA, #RealVAWA and #VAWA.
  • 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-mailing list, send names and contact information including email to Sean Black, sblack@icasa.org.

We can’t stop until EVERYONE is safe – we need your help to get the Real VAWA to the finish line!

 In a highly partisan Congress, your advocacy made a difference! On the Senate side your hard work yielded a bipartisan real VAWA (S. 1925) and your work on the House side ensured that there was a bipartisan rejection of the anti-victim VAWA (H.R. 4970).

Now, we need to roll up our sleeves for one big last push to get the right bill to the President.  The Senate bill includes your recommendations and the recommendations of thousands of victim services experts across the country and improves protections for victims. 

The House bill is anti-victim and fundamentally changes the purpose of VAWA. It excludes the voices of victims and victim’s services advocates while rolling back many protections.  Both bills will be brought to conference so that both the House and Senate leaders can agree on a bill to send to the President – we need to tell our legislators that they need to send S. 1925 to the President because it protects ALL victims.

ACTION 1:  There are significant differences in the Senate and House bill – and the NTF supports the Senate bill because it supports ALL survivors AND does not rollback existing protections in the law.  Please take action to urge your legislators to send S. 1925 to the President.

ACTION 2:  Make appointments with your Senators and Representatives while they are on recess (this week for the House and next for the Senate) and give them the same message. 

 

ACTION 1:  PLEASE CONTACT – BY PHONE, EMAIL OR VISIT IN-PERSON AT THE DC OR DISTRICT OFFICE - YOUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES. Tell them:

I/we urge you to encourage your party’s leaders to move swiftly to a conference or agreement on VAWA and send the President S. 1925, which is a strong, bipartisan Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill that protects all vulnerable victims. H.R. 4970 ROLLS BACK protections for victims, it EXCLUDES victims of violence and it REJECTS AND IGNORES input of thousands of experienced victim service advocates. There is still time for you to support a VAWA that protects ALL victims. I strongly urge Congress to quickly move past politics and send S. 1925 to the President so that victims everywhere are protected.

 

ACTION 2:  MAKE APPOINTMENTS WITH YOUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES WHILE THEY ARE ON RECESS (THIS WEEK FOR THE SENATE AND NEXT FOR THE HOUSE) AND GIVE THEM THE SAME MESSAGE. 

You can use these links to find contact information for your Representative and Senators at their in-district offices.  Please reiterate the above message – and feel free to use these talking points, which point out why S. 1925 is the Real VAWA and how H.R. 4970 ROLLS BACK protections for victims. For example, H.R. 4970:

  • FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGES THE PURPOSE OF VAWA - REJECTS the input of thousands of advocates who say that S. 1925 is the bill that will serve victims the best and TAKES OUT the provisions in VAWA that allow for advocates to engage in a community coordinated state implementation plan under STOP.  Instead, H.R. 4970 gives administrators permission to 
ignore consultations with community organizations in planning their VAWA programs and spending.
  • EXCLUDES victims:  H.R. 4970 entirely excludes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) victims; limits the U visa program, barring the use of unused visas, AND WILL PUNISH victims WHO WORK with law enforcement to bring perpetrators to justice; ails to address the crisis of violence against American Indian women by not recognizing tribal court authority to hold perpetrators accountable. This bill takes away the ability of all Communities of Color to address violence against women  in their communities and rolls back on resources for Women of Color and their communities that were gained in 2005. Because it excludes the most vulnerable victims, H.R. 4970 creates a host of protections for abusers.
  • TAKES MONEY FROM VICTIMS SERVICE PROVIDERS and spends it on more bureaucracy.

 

Thank you!

  • We’ve had almost 50,000 visits to our website!  Continue to come back to our website for fact sheets, press coverage, support letters and updates.
  • Follow us on twitter at @NTFVAWA and “like” our Facebook page where you can find a toolkit and other action and information items.
  •  Don’t forget to tweet about VAWA using the hashtags #ReauthorizeVAWA, #RealVAWA and #VAWA.
  •  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-mailing list, send names and contact information including email to Sean Black, sblack@icasa.org.

Tell Congress to send a strong, bipartisan VAWA to the President!

The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, a diverse coalition of thousands of national, state and local organizations and individuals across the country unified by our commitment to end violence against women, urges Congress to rise above the political bickering, move swiftly to conference, and send the President a strong, bipartisan Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization bill that protects ALL vulnerable victims. 

The Senate passed the bill 68-31 and in the House we narrowly lost a vote, 222-205, to defeat the unacceptable Adams version of VAWA.  We have shown that our grassroots advocates and professionals in communities all across the nation are serious and dedicated to passing a “real VAWA” for all victims and we won’t stop until this is accomplished.

ACTION:  PLEASE CONTACT – BY PHONE, EMAIL OR VISIT IN-PERSON  AT THE DC OR DISTRICT OFFICE - YOUR  SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES.  Thank them for their support or let them know of your disappointment, but in either case tell them:

I/we urge you to encourage your party’s leaders to move swiftly to a conference or agreement on VAWA and send the President a strong, bipartisan Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill that protects all vulnerable victims.  For nearly 20 years, Congress has recognized the severity of violence against women and our need for this landmark federal law’s comprehensive approach.  VAWA truly provides life-saving protections and services needed by victims and their families.  It is unacceptable that this law has become politicized while three women a day are still killed by an intimate partner.  Victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and dating violence need a VAWA law that does not roll back  protections for immigrant women and their families; includes protections for all victims, including the LGBT community and Native women; and directs resources to this urgent task in the most effective way possible. VAWA must also include the strongest protections for victims on campus and in public housing; protect the ability of criminal justice officials and community stakeholders to provide input to the state grant  STOP planning process; and be free of overly burdensome and bureaucratic requirements for victim services providers struggling to be present for every victim every day.  I strongly urge Congress to quickly move past politics and send a VAWA reauthorization bill to the President that he can immediately sign.

Use these links to find contact information for your Representative and your Senators.

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  • We’ve had over 47,000 visits to our website! Continue to check out our website for fact sheets, press coverage, support letters and updates.
  • Follow us on twitter at @NTFVAWA and “like” our Facebook page where you can find a toolkit and other action and information items.
  • Don’t forget to tweet about VAWA using the hashtags #ReauthorizeVAWA, #RealVAWA and #VAWA.
  • 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-mailing list, send names and contact information including email to Sean Black, sblack@icasa.org.

Our work is not done!

Thank you for your extraordinary advocacy around VAWA’s reauthorization and your work to defeat H.R. 4970, a bill that moves backward on VAWA reauthorization. Although the bill passed in the House, it was a divided and very close vote. 

Our work is not done!  Take action to strengthen the voice of victims.  When the House and Senate bill are reconciled in the conference process, NTF will continue to work hard to get a VAWA that protects ALL victims. 

Now we must thank those who stood for and with victims of violence, and express our disappointment in those who did not and voted to weaken VAWA.  We can look forward to the conference process, where we can push to ensure that the vote will more closely reflect the Senate passed S. 1925. Please take the following actions – we have to keep the pressure up to get the best final bill we can!

ACTION 1: THANK REPRESENTATIVES WHO VOTED AGAINST HR 4970

Now we need to thank Representatives who voted against H.R. 4970.  Please call these Representatives and say,

“Thank you for listening to the needs of victims and for voting against H.R. 4970.  We look forward to your continued leadership as VAWA is addressed in the conference process.” 

 

 

ACTION 2: SEND LETTERS TO THE EDITORS

Modify and send this Letter to the Editor to express your disappointment with the following Representatives who voted yes (AYE) for H.R. 4970, a bill that moves backward on VAWA.  

 This letter is designed for individuals and organizations who expressed their concern with H.R. 4970 and were disappointed in their Representative’s vote. 

 

Listen to victims – move forward on VAWA

I am writing to express my extreme disappointment in the passage of H.R. 4970 in the U.S. House of Representatives.  I called my Representative, XX and urged her/him to vote against this bill which rolls back protections for victims and does not meet the urgent needs of many victims.  Not only did my Representative not listen to me, he/she did not listen to any of the thousands of organizations and thousands of individuals engaged in the work to end violence against women who urged them to vote against the bill.  Many Representatives claimed that the provisions in the Senate bill were included to make this a political fight.  As a victim advocate, I have no interest in such a fight.  I just want to ensure that all victims are protected from abuse and that perpetrators are held accountable.  And make no mistake, H.R. 4970 is not a bill that is supported by my organization and it does not address many of the most pressing needs of victims

The House had the opportunity but failed to take up the bipartisan Senate bill that enjoyed the support of thousands of victim-centered organizations working to end domestic and sexual violence.  We urge the House and the Senate to come together to pass a bipartisan bill that builds upon VAWA’s strengths, moves the legislation forward and meets the urgent needs of victims.  

  • Find out if your Representative voted for the flawed H.R.4970 through this link (an “AYE” vote is a yes on H.R. 4970). 
  • To find your Representative, click here
  • Use the Capitol Switchboard to find your Representative’s phone number – (202) 224-3121.

National Task Force Statement on Passage of H.R. 4970

The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women is a diverse coalition of thousands of national, state and local organizations and individuals across the country unified by our commitment to end violence against women. Today, we express our deep disappointment over the House of Representatives’ passage of H.R. 4970. This legislation weakens or deletes entirely some of the vital improvements in the “real VAWA” passed by the Senate last month by a resounding bipartisan vote of 68-31. 

“We are devastated that provisions that will endanger vulnerable immigrant victims passed in the House today. For the first time in nearly 20 years, this bill would weaken crucial protections in VAWA for battered immigrants, putting them at risk of retaliation by their abusers and undermining law enforcement and public safety" - Grace Huang, Public Policy Director of the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

 

"Today's vote ignored the reality of LGBT survivors of violence and would deny them the support and services that every survivor needs" - Sharon Stapel, Executive Director of the New York City Anti-Violence Project, which coordinates the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP). 

 

“Native women aren’t safer as a result of the passage of  H.R. 4970. In fact, the tribal provisions included in this bill create additional hurdles for Indian women seeking protection from violence on tribal lands, and that is unacceptable” - Juana Majel-Dixon, 1st Vice President of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and co-chair of the NCAI Task Force on Violence Against Women.

 

The House bill passed ignores the needs of vulnerable communities, rolls back years of progress aimed at protecting victim safety, weakens provisions in the Senate bill to protect victims in public housing and on college campuses, and strips the rights of community stakeholders to give input on VAWA programs.  The bill has been soundly rejected as dangerous to victims by more than 325 diverse organizations and leaders representing millions of constituents throughout the country.

 

 “The passage of H.R. 4970 ignores the expertise of hundreds of organizations working to end violence against women” - Rita Smith, Executive Director of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

 

Moreover, the President issued a statement saying if presented with the bill, his senior advisors would recommend a veto

Despite today’s 222-205 vote, we applaud the courage of the Republicans who crossed party lines to vote against this dangerous bill and the Democrats who stood with all victims of violence.  The outcry from advocates from across the country resulted in significant bipartisan opposition to the bill and this swell of support will continue as the House and Senate meet in conference to reconcile the two bills. 

“On behalf of advocates and rape crisis centers, the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence commits to working with all members of Congress to finalize VAWA legislation this year that upholds provisions in the Senate bill that ensure community stakeholders have a voice in the funding process and protect vulnerable populations while maintaining criminal justice improvements for victims of sexual assault” - Monika Johnson Hostler, National Alliance to End Sexual Violence President. 

 

The National Task Force will continue to work towards a strong, bipartisan final bill that builds on VAWA’s successes andstrengthens protections for all victims of violence. 

 

“The best post-Mother's Day gift that Members of Congress can give to their neighbors, daughters, sisters, mothers and grandmothers is to support a bipartisan VAWA that protects women from all backgrounds" - Gloria Lau, YWCA USA CEO.
  

 

WE ARE GRATEFUL to the House champions who voted AGAINST H.R. 4970 -- and who stood with victims in the fight to end domestic violence, dating  violence, sexual assault, and stalking!  THANK YOU for voting to protect ALL victims of these crimes!

 

 

Ackerman
Altmire
Amash
Andrews
Baca
Baldwin
Bartlett
Bass (CA)
Bass (NH)
Becerra
Berg
Berman
Biggert
Bishop (GA)
Bishop (NY)
Blumenauer
Bonamici
Boswell
Brady (PA)
Braley (IA)
Broun (GA)
Brown (FL)
Butterfield
Capps
Capuano
Cardoza
Carnahan
Carney
Carson (IN)
Castor (FL)
Chandler
Chu
Cicilline
Clarke (MI)
Clarke (NY)
Clay
Cleaver
Clyburn
Cohen
Connolly (VA)
Conyers
Cooper
Costa
Costello
Courtney
Critz
Crowley
Cuellar
Cummings
Davis (CA)
Davis (IL)
Davis (KY)
DeFazio
DeGette
DeLauro
Deutch
Diaz-Balart
Dicks
Dingell
Doggett
Dold
Donnelly (IN)
Doyle
Edwards
Ellison
Engel
Eshoo
Farr
Fattah 

Frank (MA)
Fudge
Garamendi
Garrett
Gonzalez
Gosar
Green, Al
Green, Gene
Grijalva
Gutierrez
Hahn
Hanabusa
Hanna
Hastings (FL)
Heinrich
Higgins
Himes
Hinchey
Hinojosa
Hirono
Hochul
Holden
Holt
Honda
Hoyer
Huelskamp
Israel
Jackson (IL)
Jackson Lee (TX)
Johnson (GA)
Johnson, E. B.
Kaptur
Keating
Kildee
Kind
Kissell
Kucinich
Langevin
Larsen (WA)
Larson (CT)
LaTourette
Lee (CA)
Levin
Lewis (GA)
Lipinski
Loebsack
Lofgren, Zoe
Lowey
Luján
Lynch
Maloney
Markey
Matsui
McCarthy (NY)
McClintock
McCollum
McDermott
McGovern
McNerney
Meehan
Meeks
Michaud
Miller (NC)
Miller, George
Moore
Moran
Murphy (CT)
Nadler
Napolitano

Neal
Olver
Owens
Pallone
Pascrell
Pastor (AZ)
Paul
Pelosi
Perlmutter
Peters
Pingree (ME)
Platts
Poe (TX)
Polis
Price (NC)
Quigley
Rahall
Rangel
Reyes
Richardson
Richmond
Rivera
Rohrabacher
Ros-Lehtinen
Ross (AR)
Rothman (NJ)
Roybal-Allard
Ruppersberger
Rush
Ryan (OH)
Sánchez, Linda T.
Sanchez, Loretta
Sarbanes
Schakowsky
Schiff
Schrader
Schwartz
Scott (VA)
Scott, David
Serrano
Sewell
Sherman
Shuler
Sires
Smith (WA)
Speier
Stark
Sutton
Thompson (CA)
Thompson (MS)
Tierney
Tonko
Towns
Tsongas
Van Hollen
Velázquez
Visclosky
Walz (MN)
Wasserman Schultz
Waters
Watt
Waxman
Welch
Wilson (FL)
Wolf
Woolsey
Yarmuth

FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 258

      H R 4970      RECORDED VOTE, 16-May-2012 at 5:29 PM
      QUESTION:  On Passage
      BILL TITLE: To reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994

Ayes

Noes

PRES

NV

Republican

216

23

 

2

Democratic

6

182

 

2

Independent

 

 

 

 

TOTALS

222 

205

 

4

 

(Republicans in roman; Democrats in italic; Independents underlined)

---- AYES    222 ---

Adams
Aderholt
Akin
Alexander
Amodei
Austria
Bachmann
Bachus
Barletta
Barrow
Barton (TX)
Benishek
Berkley
Bilbray
Bilirakis
Bishop (UT)
Black
Blackburn
Bonner
Bono Mack
Boren
Boustany
Brady (TX)
Brooks
Buchanan
Bucshon
Buerkle
Burgess
Burton (IN)
Calvert
Camp
Campbell
Canseco
Cantor
Capito
Carter
Chabot
Chaffetz
Coble
Coffman (CO)
Cole
Conaway
Cravaack
Crawford
Crenshaw
Culberson
Denham
Dent
DesJarlais
Dreier
Duffy
Duncan (SC)
Duncan (TN)
Ellmers
Emerson
Farenthold
Fincher
Fitzpatrick
Flake
Fleischmann
Fleming
Flores
Forbes
Fortenberry
Foxx
Franks (AZ)
Frelinghuysen
Gallegly
Gardner
Gerlach
Gibbs
Gibson
Gingrey (GA)
Gohmert

Goodlatte
Gowdy
Granger
Graves (GA)
Graves (MO)
Griffin (AR)
Griffith (VA)
Grimm
Guinta
Guthrie
Hall
Harper
Harris
Hartzler
Hastings (WA)
Hayworth
Heck
Hensarling
Herger
Herrera Beutler
Huizenga (MI)
Hultgren
Hunter
Hurt
Issa
Jenkins
Johnson (IL)
Johnson (OH)
Johnson, Sam
Jones
Jordan
Kelly
King (IA)
King (NY)
Kingston
Kinzinger (IL)
Kline
Lamborn
Lance
Landry
Lankford
Latham
Latta
Lewis (CA)
LoBiondo
Long
Lucas
Luetkemeyer
Lummis
Lungren, Daniel E.
Mack
Manzullo
Marchant
Marino
Matheson
McCarthy (CA)
McCaul
McCotter
McHenry
McIntyre
McKeon
McKinley
McMorris Rodgers
Mica
Miller (FL)
Miller (MI)
Miller, Gary
Mulvaney
Murphy (PA)
Myrick
Neugebauer
Noem
Nugent
Nunes

Nunnelee
Olson
Palazzo
Paulsen
Pearce
Pence
Peterson
Petri
Pitts
Pompeo
Posey
Price (GA)
Quayle
Reed
Rehberg
Reichert
Renacci
Ribble
Rigell
Roby
Roe (TN)
Rogers (AL)
Rogers (KY)
Rogers (MI)
Rokita
Rooney
Roskam
Ross (FL)
Royce
Runyan
Ryan (WI)
Scalise
Schilling
Schmidt
Schock
Schweikert
Scott (SC)
Scott, Austin
Sensenbrenner
Sessions
Shimkus
Shuster
Simpson
Smith (NE)
Smith (NJ)
Smith (TX)
Southerland
Stearns
Stivers
Stutzman
Sullivan
Terry
Thompson (PA)
Thornberry
Tiberi
Tipton
Turner (NY)
Turner (OH)
Upton
Walberg
Walden
Walsh (IL)
Webster
West
Westmoreland
Whitfield
Wilson (SC)
Wittman
Womack
Woodall
Yoder
Young (AK)
Young (FL)
Young (IN)

 

---- NOES    205 ---

 

Ackerman
Altmire
Amash
Andrews
Baca
Baldwin
Bartlett
Bass (CA)
Bass (NH)
Becerra
Berg
Berman
Biggert
Bishop (GA)
Bishop (NY)
Blumenauer
Bonamici
Boswell
Brady (PA)
Braley (IA)
Broun (GA)
Brown (FL)
Butterfield
Capps
Capuano
Cardoza
Carnahan
Carney
Carson (IN)
Castor (FL)
Chandler
Chu
Cicilline
Clarke (MI)
Clarke (NY)
Clay
Cleaver
Clyburn
Cohen
Connolly (VA)
Conyers
Cooper
Costa
Costello
Courtney
Critz
Crowley
Cuellar
Cummings
Davis (CA)
Davis (IL)
Davis (KY)
DeFazio
DeGette
DeLauro
Deutch
Diaz-Balart
Dicks
Dingell
Doggett
Dold
Donnelly (IN)
Doyle
Edwards
Ellison
Engel
Eshoo
Farr
Fattah

Frank (MA)
Fudge
Garamendi
Garrett
Gonzalez
Gosar
Green, Al
Green, Gene
Grijalva
Gutierrez
Hahn
Hanabusa
Hanna
Hastings (FL)
Heinrich
Higgins
Himes
Hinchey
Hinojosa
Hirono
Hochul
Holden
Holt
Honda
Hoyer
Huelskamp
Israel
Jackson (IL)
Jackson Lee (TX)
Johnson (GA)
Johnson, E. B.
Kaptur
Keating
Kildee
Kind
Kissell
Kucinich
Langevin
Larsen (WA)
Larson (CT)
LaTourette
Lee (CA)
Levin
Lewis (GA)
Lipinski
Loebsack
Lofgren, Zoe
Lowey
Luján
Lynch
Maloney
Markey
Matsui
McCarthy (NY)
McClintock
McCollum
McDermott
McGovern
McNerney
Meehan
Meeks
Michaud
Miller (NC)
Miller, George
Moore
Moran
Murphy (CT)
Nadler
Napolitano

Neal
Olver
Owens
Pallone
Pascrell
Pastor (AZ)
Paul
Pelosi
Perlmutter
Peters
Pingree (ME)
Platts
Poe (TX)
Polis
Price (NC)
Quigley
Rahall
Rangel
Reyes
Richardson
Richmond
Rivera
Rohrabacher
Ros-Lehtinen
Ross (AR)
Rothman (NJ)
Roybal-Allard
Ruppersberger
Rush
Ryan (OH)
Sánchez, Linda T.
Sanchez, Loretta
Sarbanes
Schakowsky
Schiff
Schrader
Schwartz
Scott (VA)
Scott, David
Serrano
Sewell
Sherman
Shuler
Sires
Smith (WA)
Speier
Stark
Sutton
Thompson (CA)
Thompson (MS)
Tierney
Tonko
Towns
Tsongas
Van Hollen
Velázquez
Visclosky
Walz (MN)
Wasserman Schultz
Waters
Watt
Waxman
Welch
Wilson (FL)
Wolf
Woolsey
Yarmuth

 

---- NOT VOTING    4 ---

 

Cassidy
Filner

Labrador
Slaughter

House VAWA Vote Today!

The House will vote on VAWA today under a “closed rule” which means there will be no amendments. From 10am-12pm, members can speak on any topic including VAWA for 5 minutes each. Beginning at noon, one hour of debate is expected on VAWA followed by the vote. You can watch the House action on CSPAN via the internet.

 

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TODAY, May 16 at 11am

SENATE DEMOCRATS AND WOMEN'S ADVOCACY GROUPS TO CALL ON HOUSE GOP TO PASS SENATE'S BIPARTISAN VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT

 

Instead of Taking Up Overwhelmingly Bipartisan Senate VAWA Reauthorization, House Will Today Attempt to Pass A Partisan Measure With Fewer Protections

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – United States Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), joined by National Organization for Women President Terry O'Neill and other women's advocacy groups will, TODAY, May 16, 2012 at 11am, call on the House GOP to take up and pass the Senate's bipartisan reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.   The legislation passed the Senate  68-31 with 15 GOP votes, but the House has instead to decided to take up a partisan measure that omits several critical provisions from the Senate passed bill. 

 

Anti-domestic violence advocacy groups have decried the House bill for its lack of protections for certain domestic violence victims, and the White House has threatened to veto it.

 

WHO:             Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)

                       Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)

                       Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

                        Terry O’Neill, President, National Organization for Women

 

WHAT:          Press Conference

 

WHEN:          TODAY, May 16, at 11:00 AM

 

WHERE:       LBJ Room (S 211), US Capitol

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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