We just returned from the Democratic National Convention and we’re fired up and ready to go! We’re starting by demanding that Congress pass the “real” VAWA.We need your help to move forward on women’s rights, not backward.
Congress is back in session but is scheduled to recess next week. Before Congress recesses, tell them that failure to pass the inclusive, bipartisan Senate version of VAWA will send a clear message to all women and all survivors of violence that House Republicans are continuing to play politics with their safety and lives.
VAWA enjoyed strong, bipartisan support since it was passed in 1994, until the Republican War on Women made everything and anything to do with women a political football. Each reauthorization has improved upon the provisions in the original Act passed 18 years ago.
The “real” VAWA, which includes critical provisions addressing safety on campuses and protections for LGBT, immigrant and Native American survivors of violence, must not be held hostage to partisan politics. House Republicans have passed their own version of the bill eliminating these important provisions.
This battle is yet another example of House Republicans trying to drive us back, but we won’t go back! We will organize like never before this fall to elect leaders who stand with women and are committed to moving forward.
Email your Representative and tell them to pass the “real” VAWA without delay.
For women’s lives,
Government Relations Director