Shamefully, conservatives in Congress let this law expire last year. It’s been in effect since 1994, and helped millions of women get out of abusive and dangerous situations. But last year it expired.
Leaders in Congress just reintroduced it in both the House and Senate. However, it includes provisions to expand help to the most vulnerable populations, including members of the LGBT community and Native American women–the very things conservatives objected to last year. So a huge public outcry is needed to make sure Congress acts.
I hope you’ll join me and sign the petition. And forward this to your friends also!
- Time is running out for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)! (karensunhumbleopinion.com)
- Dear Congress: Let’s Get Moving Together! Reauthorize VAWA Now! (amnestyusa.org)
- Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reintroduced in US House and Senate (nichellemitchem.typepad.com)
- Congress Allows The Violence Against Women Act To Expire (politicalsocialworker.org)
- The Indefensible Demise of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) (amnestyusa.org)
- Violence Against Women Act Expires (helloladies.com)
- Violence Against Women Act reintroduced (tv.msnbc.com)
- Progressive groups pressure House GOP to pass Violence Against Women Act (thehill.com)
- This week in the War on Women: Yes, ladies, the GOP still hates us (dailykos.com)
- Violence Against Women Act Reintroduced, Can it Pass the Infamously Backwards House GOP? (jezebel.com)